Halloween Candy! Best & Worst! / by PJ Monson

Double, Double Toil and Trouble! We have the ingredients for a Healthy Halloween! Feel free to add them to your witch's brew!

Trick or Treat! One of the most scary things about Halloween is how to maintain your health goals amongst so many treats! The temptation will be strong to indulge in a little extra sugar to properly celebrate this frightening holiday. MyFitMojo is never one to suggest you deprive yourself completely. Instead, we will give you a heads up on the best and worst candies so you can keep the damage to a minimum. 

Treat Yourself! 

York Peppermint Patty! Definitely a tasty treat! The snack size portion is only 60 calories and 1g of fat. (Also great frozen!)

Smarties! Definitely a smart snack. 1 roll only contains 25 calories. Eat them slowly to really satisfy that sugar craving.

Candy Corn! A fat-free Halloween staple! 11 pieces is only 70 calories and 14 grams of sugar. Just make sure to keep count!

Peanut M&M's! Get a little nutty with your chocolate. 1 fun-pack is only 90 calories and 9g of sugar. (Dark chocolate almond is our favorite!)

3 Musketeers! This fun-size bar only has 63 calories and 10g of sugar!  

Tricks!

Avoid the full size candy bars! 2 of the worst are...

Snickers! A very naughty nougat! 1 bar is close to 300 calories, 12g of fat, 5g sat. fat, & 27g of sugar! 

Mounds! Even though smaller in size, it contains the most saturated fat of any candy bar. 1 bar is 250 calories, 13g fat, 10g sat. fat, & 21g of sugar!

Stay away from the special Halloween-Themed Candy! This only seen at Halloween candy tends to pack on 2/3 more sugar than regular candy with absolutely no nutritional value! ( Candy Corn is one of the only exceptions!)

Avoid the caramel and peanut butter filled candy! Your sugar craving only requires so much sweet! Don't indulge in the access fat and calories of peanut butter and caramel when a simple piece of chocolate will do!

The idea of letting yourself indulge can feel a little spooky, but if you make smart choices and keep the "treating" to a minimum; the only scary thing about Halloween will be the ghost and goblins under your bed!;)

Happy Halloween!

MFM Coach PJ Monson