12 Healthy Halloween Candies That Won’t Wreck Your Diet
When you’re surrounded by candy and chocolate at Halloween, it’s hard to say no. Luckily, with these guilt-free options, you don’t need to.
3 Musketeers Minisvia amazon.com
One fun size 3 Musketeers bar contains 63 calories, two grams of fat, and 11 grams sugar. Instead of chocolate bars filled with caramel or peanuts, choose this lighter, chocolaty snack that has far fewer calories and fat than other chocolate bars. To shut down candy cravings for good, find out how to eat less sugar.
York Peppermint Pattievia amazon.com
Each mini York Peppermint Pattie has just 50 calories and one gram of fat—though it does have nine grams of sugar. This light, refreshing treat is lower in calories and fat than heavier chocolate treats. Added bonus? It leaves you with minty-fresh breath. Find out another easy way to cure bad breath when you don’t have gum.
Peeps Pumpkinsvia amazon.com
One Peeps Pumpkin marshmallow contains 16 calories, no fat, and 3.5 grams sugar. A handful of these marshmallow treats contain very few calories, though keep in mind, they are pretty much all sugar. (Here are 9 signs you eat too much sugar.)
Tootsie Rollvia amazon.com
As long as you stick with the midgees, you can fit in a ton of Tootsie Rolls for barely any calories. Each little piece has just 11 calories and 1.5 grams of sugar. You could eat nine and still clock in less than 100 calories!
Peanut M&M’svia amazon.com
Each fun size pouch contains 90 calories, give grams fat, and nine grams sugar. Peanut M&M’s aren’t a bad choice when you think about the fact that their peanuts contain protein, which provides a small boost of energy. (Don’t miss these other tricks for sneaking in more protein.) The portion-control pouch is an added advantage for weight-watching candy lovers.
Jolly Ranchersvia amazon.com
Three Jolly Rancher candies contain 70 calories, no fat, and 11 grams of sugar. The hard candies offer a low calorie count and long lasting flavor (if you don’t chew on them!). A few of these sweet treats will ward off any sweet tooth goblins. If you feel hungry for a snack all the time, learn the reasons you can’t stop eating.
Charms Blow Popsvia amazon.com
One Charms Blow Pop contains 60 calories, no fat, and 13 grams of sugar. Lollipops are a great way to keep your mouth busy (and not eating other high calorie foods). With only 60 calories and gum included, you can’t lose. Check out these other ways to lose weight without diet or exercise.
Hershey’s Special Dark Miniaturesvia amazon.com
When you’re craving chocolate, dark is the way to go. Not only does it contain healthy antioxidants you won’t find in milk or white chocolate (plus this awesome way chocolate helps your heart), but it won’t put much dent in your diet. Each Hershey’s Special Dark mini has just 40 calories and 3.8 grams of sugar. We’ll take two!
A roll of Smarties is a smart decision for your waistline (sorry, we had to). You can demolish an entire roll for a measly 25 calories. Be warned, though: With six grams of sugar, they’re made mostly of the sweet stuff. Find out how to give up added sugar for good.
Hershey Kissesvia amazon.com
When you just need a little something to squash a chocolate craving, these bite-sized treats can’t be beat. Each Hershey’s Kiss has just 22 calories, 2.5 grams of sugar, and 1.3 grams of fat. Check out more weight-loss tricks from people who dropped 50+ pounds.
Unwrap one Starburst and you’ll only be eating 20 calories and 2.75 grams of sugar. Not bad! And because they’re individually wrapped, you won’t mindlessly blow through them as quickly as, say, the jar of candy corn on your desk. If you can’t keep out of the candy jar, learn how to stop emotional eating.
The crisped rice in Crunch bars takes up some of the space candy bars normally fills with sugar. That’s part of the reason each mini treat has just 63 calories and seven grams of sugar.