If you have children, you likely have an abundance of Halloween candy leftover. The sugary treats are tempting for you and the kids alike. It’s best to pick out some of your favorites and then find something else to do with the rest of the candy. Keep your teeth healthy and avoid the holiday weight gain by getting creative with the leftover candy.
Out of sight, out of mind. This goes for children and adults. Get the leftover candy out of the house so that you’re not tempted to eat it all. Once you have sorted it, you can try one or more of the following ideas.
- Go through the candy and throw away anything that’s partly opened, completely unwrapped, or not safe for children.
- Have your children save their favorite candy and then bring the rest of the candy into the office for your coworkers to share.
- Check with your dentist’s office, gym, or pediatrician. Some of these businesses will buy Halloween candy in exchange for small non-food rewards.
- Decorate holiday cookies or a gingerbread house with leftover candy.
- Package leftover candy into care packages to send our troops. Operation Gratitude and Operation Shoebox will accept such donations.
- Have little kids use colorful leftover candy to decorate art projects.
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