It’s that time! Candy time!
Ghost peanut butter cups. Bat shaped suckers. Zombie sours.
Halloween is the Holiday of scares and lots and lots of candy. Candy can be a good thing to have on hand for a low or in an emergency kit, but too much can also wreak havoc on blood sugars when you want to indulge in the sweet treat holiday.
But… there are some options out there to help:
Make your own trail mix
trail mix is a good boost for when you go low. Open a bag of m&m’s and add it to a mix of nuts and pretzels for a handy on the go snack.
Donate to our troops
There are a few organizations out there that will ship your candy to our soldiers. A few are: Operation Shoebox or Operation Gratitude
Donate to a women’s or homeless shelter
Call ahead before-hand and make sure candy is being accepted.
Some local dentist buys back candy in exchange for a toothbrush or toothpaste. Call and check with your’s or those in your area.
Experiment with candy
Got kiddos or just want to play with skittles and water? Try this experiment!
If you’re handing out candy, a great alternative is the Teal Pumpkin Project. Kiddos with allergies can’t always eat the candy that is given out so the Teal Pumpkin Project aims to provide safe alternatives like toys.