By Brooke Schoonenberg, Registered Dietician Nutritionist
Halloween is right around the corner which means so are the numerous buckets of candy. This can be spooky, especially for people trying to lose weight. Here are some yummy alternatives that have 150 calories and 10 grams of sugar per serving or less, so you can enjoy the Halloween weekend and a sweet treat scare-free!
Try swapping the traditional Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup for a couple Justin’s Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Each serving (2 cups) has 150 calories and 9 grams of sugars.
Put down the Hershey Bar, and try Ghiradelli Intense Dark Twilight Delight 72% Cacao instead. Two pieces give you 2 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber with only 130 calories and 6 grams of sugar.
If you are looking for a sweet and salty combination, skip the Kettle Corn and try Ghiradelli Intense Dark Sea Salt Soiree. “The epitome of sweet and salty perfection,” only has 130 calories and 10 grams of sugar per two piece serving. Plus it has the added bonus of 2 grams of protein and 2 grams fiber!
Yum Earth Halloween Organic Gummy Fruits are allergy-friendly, free of artificial flavors and colors, and high-fructose corn syrup free. You can eat one pack for only 45 calories and 9 grams of sugar.
Yum Earth Organic Lollipops are also a good alternative for those tempting Tootsie Pops or DumDums. You can enjoy two suckers for only 45 calories and 8 grams of sugar. Plus like the fruit gummies, they are also allergy-friendly, free of artificial flavors and colors, and high-fructose corn syrup.
If you need help balancing other holiday temptations or just the daily hustle and bustle, the Balance® program at Woman’s Center for Wellness can help. Call 924-8705 today to start working on your healthiest self!