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NextGeneration Nutrition's Guide to Healthy Halloween Candy Choices

Updated: Feb 16

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Halloween is a time of spooky costumes, haunted houses, and, of course, sweet treats. While indulging in sweet treats is a Halloween tradition, it doesn't have to derail your healthy eating habits. For many, it's a time to indulge in candy and all things sugary. While enjoying a few sweets is a part of the Halloween tradition, it's essential to strike a balance between fun and nutrition. Here are some of our favorite treat brands that prioritize quality ingredients while still satisfying your sweet tooth:

1. Smart Sweets: Kick Sugar, Keep Candy

Smart Sweets is a candy company whose mission is to help you kick sugar while still enjoying the candy you love. Their products are sweetened with plant-based, naturally occurring sweeteners like stevia and monk fruit, and they are free from artificial colors and flavors. Here are some of their healthier Halloween candy options:

  • Our favorites: Smart Sweets Sweet Fish & Gummy Worms

2. YumEarth: Simple, Organic, and Delicious

Yum Earth is known for its organic, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly candies. They pride themselves on using real fruit extracts and simple ingredients. Here are a couple of options perfect for Halloween:

  • Our favorites: YumEarth Organic Assorted Lollipops & Organic Sour Giggles

3. UNREAL: Candy Unjunked

UNREAL is on a mission to "unjunk" candy by removing artificial ingredients, dyes, and preservatives from their products. Here are a couple of UNREAL Halloween candy options:

  • Our favorites: UNREAL Almond Butter Cups & Coconut Bars

4. Lily's: Sweet Treats with a Stevia Twist

Lily's is a brand that specializes in creating chocolate products with no added sugar. They use stevia, a natural sweetener, to sweeten their chocolate bars and other confections. Consider these options for a healthier Halloween:

  • Our favorites: Lily's Dark Covered Chocolate Almonds & Crispy Rice Dark Covered Style Bar

Halloween can be a time of both fun and smart choices when it comes to candy. By prioritizing quality, choosing nutrient-dense options, controlling portions, and being mindful, you can navigate the Halloween season while still nurturing your body. Remember that balance is key, and it's okay to enjoy a little candy in moderation while focusing on your overall health and well-being. Happy and healthy Halloween!

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Jessica Mantell M.S., C.N.S., L.D.N.

CEO & Founder of NextGeneration Nutrition

Jessica Mantell, CEO & Founder of NextGeneration Nutrition

NextGeneration Nutrition believes that better health should be accessible to everyone and that we all are able to improve our health through good nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle change. We do not support setting shame-based goals but encourages embracing our bodies, genetics, and personality. Our philosophy is abandoning the “One Size Fits All” mentality to create a personalized wellness plan based on your biological makeup and your lifestyle.

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