With so many sweet, sugary and chocolaty treats around on Halloween, it may seem impossible to stick to your diet plan. However, by choosing healthier alternatives, you can still indulge without packing on the pounds. The trick? Be sensible! Control your portions and reach for one of these healthier Halloween candies instead.
Sugar Free Marshmallow Peeps Pumpkins
If you’re watching your sugar and calorie intake, these marshmallow pumpkins are the perfect bite-sized treat for you to indulge. A 3-pack contains no sugar and merely 60 calories, making them the perfect Halloween snack. If you opt for the regular version, 8 of these pumpkins will set you back 130 calories and 29 grams of sugar, still a fairly sensible choice.
($0.85, Blair Candy)
M&M’s cannot be considered healthy by any stretch, but if you must indulge go for the Pretzel M&M’s instead. At 150 calories and 5 grams of fat per fun size bag, these are a much more sensible choice than other M&M varieties. Plus, they even have a little fiber and protein that may help you feel fuller longer than other candies.
When you were a kid, you likely either loved or hated these candy rolls – but as an adult, they make a smart Halloween treat! At only 25 calories and six grams of sugar per roll, these fruity candies are an easy way to indulge your sweet tooth without packing on the pounds.
($24.10, case of 12, SmartiesStore.com)
Tootsie Roll Minis
Tootsie Roll Minis are a great chocolate treat to indulge in on Halloween. Because they are long lasting, you can savor the snack longer than other Halloween candies – meaning you’re likely not to be as tempted by other high fat, high sugar snacks. Plus, about six minis contain only 140 calories, 3 grams of fat and 19 grams of sugar, making them a sensible treat to enjoy.
($6.99 for 360, Drugstore.com)
3 Musketeers Miniatures
If you simply must have a candy bar, opt for 3 Musketeers Miniatures over a Snickers or Twix. These light, airy chocolate bars contain 170 calories and 5 grams of fat per seven pieces, which means you can indulge your chocolate craving without going overboard.
While Halloween candy will never be considered healthy, the above snacks are healthier alternatives to traditional high-fat, high calorie and high sugar Halloween treats. Do you have any sensible Halloween treats you like to snack on? Share with us in the comments, and have a happy and safe Halloween.