Did you know there are healthier Halloween candy swaps out there now that aren’t full of artificial flavors and dyes, GMO sugar and other questionable ingredients?
I’m not trying to be a downer here. And I don’t want you to get the impression that I’m over here thinking I’m above it all and that my kids will not be eating alllll the candy.
They most certainly will.
I’m putting this out here because I think a lot of us don’t realize just how bad it is…
You know what’s in most of the packaged candy lining the aisles of Target, right?
- GMO sugar
- Artificial flavors
- Dyes (Red 40, Blue 1….)
Did you know in the European Union foods that contain dyes like Red 40 must contain a warning that states that this color “may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.”?
While here in the U.S. where a product is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt, food dyes are “presumed safe” for all, even though it’s been a subject of controversy for 30+ years.
Now, is a single artificially flavored candy bar going to give you cancer, probably not.
I share this to say, we deserve better.
Our kids deserve better.
And it’s time to start demanding better.
Can we all agree to stop settling for this garbage?
That’s the only thing that creates change.
We get a vote – and it’s with our dollars.
Consumer is the only game changer.
Legislation, regulation’s got nothing on it.
And there’s a lot better stuff out there.
And I’m not just talking about the kind you gotta make yourself either.
Check these out….
There are better candy brands out there now. Some of my favorites include Justin’s, Unreal and YumEarth. You can find all of them on Thrive Market (use this link for 25% off your first order).
Or if you’re feeling crafty and want to make your own I’ve got an awesome recipe for healthified chocolate candy bars right here.
Have you discovered any new healthified treats lately? Please share! Let us know down in the comments.
P.S. Have you grabbed my holiday recipe book yet?? — it’s got 28 gluten and dairy-free recipes – all family tested and approved. These are the recipes that have made it to tradition status in my family over the years. I’ve compiled them all into one little book which you can get right here so you’ll know exactly what you’re making – no Googling required.
Get your Gluten and Dairy-Free for the Holidays recipe book right here!