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 Minis
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. Try these 16 healthy swaps for all your favorite Halloween candies.
York Peppermint Pattie
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.
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. Check out these 15 Halloween treats nutritionists secretly love.
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! Find out what 100 calories of your favorite Halloween candies looks like.
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. The portion-control pouch is an added advantage for weight-watching candy lovers.
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. Learn about the 16 best and worst Halloween treats for your teeth.
Charms Blow Pops
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. Find out what the most popular Halloween candy in your state is.
Hershey’s Special Dark Miniatures
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, 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! Don’t miss the awesome way dark chocolate helps your heart.
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.
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. Make sure you know the 14 things nutritionists do on Halloween that you don’t.
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.
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. Don’t miss these 14 incredible facts you never knew about Halloween candy.
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