10 Healthy Halloween Treats


Popcorn Balls

Popcorn balls are a Halloween classic.
Popcorn balls are a Halloween classic.
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Although you'll probably have to make them from scratch if you get a craving in, say, March, during trick-or-treating season, you can usually find bags of factory-sealed popcorn balls in many grocery stores. Your favorite ghouls and goblins will like the fun Halloween themes on the packaging, and you can rest assured that they're getting a healthy portion of fiber without the excess sugars and fats that typical Halloween goodies serve up.

Munching and crunching to their heart's content, your children get 2 grams or 8 percent of the recommended daily allowance of fiber for every 28-gram popcorn ball they knock back. (That's based on a 2,000-calorie diet.) Containing on average 100 calories and 25 percent of carbohydrates the adult human body needs in a day, this low-sodium snack will leave you with a little wiggle room in your diet for a fun-sized candy bar.