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Gluten-Free Halloween Treats

Posted By Elana Amsterdam On October 21, 2010 @ 2:32 pm In lifestyle,nutrition | 14 Comments

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Looking for Halloween treats that won’t make your little ghosts and goblins frown?  So am I.  Hence, I’ve composed the lists below of gluten-free goodies.

This year, I’ve purchased organic (gluten-free) milk chocolate squares to hand out to the trick-or-treaters.  My children and I had a funny conversation about this at Whole Foods the other day while we were grocery shopping.  When they asked what we would be passing out for Halloween this year.  I told them, “organic milk chocolate.”

Their response?  “Why can’t we be NORMAL like everyone else and hand out non-organic candy?!”

If they only knew how much of a compromise I’ve already made.  If I had it my way, I’d be handing out tooth brushes and raisins, in that order.  Nevertheless, here’s a list of “healthier” Halloween candies (if you can appreciate that oxymoron):

Gluten Free “Healthier” Packaged Candy:
-Bug Bites – Organic Milk Chocolate (my treat of choice this year)
-YummyEarth Organic Lollipops
-College Farm Organic Naturepops
-Kind Bars
-Organic Gummi Bears
-Organic Berry Patch Bunny Fruit Snacks

And here’s a list of real food, not packaged, for your Halloween parties and gatherings:

Finally, below is a list of lists; yes, you got that right.  These are links to lists of gluten free candies, in case you decide to buy “real” treats and want to make sure they’re gluten free.

Thanks for all of your comments in response to the giveaway for a Chantal teakettle.  Contrary to popular belief, I don’t judge the comments (though I do read each and every one, which was a bit of a feat since there were almost 800).  All of the comments were fabulous and I love so many of the tea ideas that came out of this contest.  Thankfully, I selected the winner for the a Chili Red Classic Teakettle at random, using random.org, otherwise it might have taken me a year to make up my mind if I had to choose my favorite comment!

So, the winner is… Melanie Easley! Below is the comment she left in order to be entered to win:

I am a physical educator and health teacher. Over the past 2 years I have lost 40 lbs. because I wanted to “practice what I preach” and be an example. I lost the weight by getting “natural”, listening to my body for true hunger signals and eating “real food”. Your website has been a great resource, especially introducing me to almond flour and all its benefits and delicious recipes. I have recently been exploring a variety of teas for added health benefits and would love to win the kettle to enhance my daily quest for good health.
Thanks for the opportunity,
Melanie

Thanks Melanie for sharing your inspiring story with us.  Enjoy the kettle.


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