It’s that time of year. That time when kids just show up on your doorstep asking for free candy. The way I see it, you can respond in one of four ways:
- Shut off the porch light and hide.
- Go to the store and grab a big bag of chemical-filled, artificially colored, and sugar overloaded Frankenfood and pass it out to the kids who show up.
- Pass out toothbrushes and apples and stickers, thinking you’re doing a good thing (as you earn the reputation of the “house to avoid” next Halloween).
- Open your door cheerfully to your friends and neighbors and pass out healthier candy choices that taste delicious.
As long as we’re at home that day, we choose number four every year. I know there are a lot of good arguments for Christians to skip out on Halloween, but we’ve decided we’ll just open our door to the community on the one day a year that they’re literally knocking on it and we’ll smile and chat with folks and give out candy we feel good about eating occasionally.
So, if you’re looking for some healthier candy choices to give out this year, here are 11 great options. Happy Halloween!