Annually, October brings a surplus of candies to the shelves of
grocery and convenient stores nationwide. It is almost impossible
to go anywhere without candy at your fingertips. Because the
availability of candy is everywhere, it is common to give into
cravings of these high calorie sweets. Tired of packing on the
pounds? Below are healthy eating tips for this Halloween season as
well as the top 10 healthiest Halloween candies!
1. Buy Candy Late: having tempting candy around can be a big diet
challenge. Resist the urge to buy bags of candy until Halloween
night. Not only will you save yourself the temptation, but you
will find big discounts on candy sold that late.
2. Buy Candy you don’t like: Keep cravings away by purchasing
treats that you don’t personally enjoy.
3. Store Halloween Treats Out of Sight: We’re much more likely to
reach for candy when it is within view. Store treats in drawers,
behind doors, on shelves or in out-of-the way pantries. Resist
the temptation to open the bag. It’s too easy to slip in for a
4. Enjoy Parties for the Atmosphere, Not the Food: Attend
Halloween parties for the fun and friends rather than the food.
Have a healthy snack before you go. Plan ahead what you’ll allow
for food and drink, and then stick to your plan.
5. Make Your Own Halloween Treats: Bring your own dish to your
next Halloween party. Be sure to bake it shortly before the
party, so it won’t tempt you for days. Try this popular heart-
healthy party recipe such as caramel popcorn.
TOP 10 HEALTHIEST HALLOWEEN CANDIES
#1 Gummy Bears - 9calories in 5 bears
#2 Dum Dum Pops - 20 calories per pop
#3 Jolly Ranchers - 23 calories in one piece
#4 Smarties (sweet tarts) - 25 calories in 1 roll
#5 Tootsie Roll - 26 calories in 1 roll
#6 Nerds - 40 calories in 1 small box
#7 Jelly Beans - 54 calories in 5 beans
#8 3 Musketeers - 60 calories in 1 fun size bar
#9 Kit Kat - 70 calories in 1 snack size bar
#10 Peanut or Plain M&M's - 90 or 70 calories in 1 fun size pack