Good News.. you might not need to make the sacrifice!
As more and more health professionals are beginning to speak to the benefits of balance, nutrition experts say the best diet is one that allows for the occasional treat. So before you go tossing out your trick-or-treat leftovers, check out this list of healthier Halloween candy options for indulging that sweet tooth.
Pick #1: Candy Corn
Does candy corn contain actual corn? Well, not quite. Though it’s a far cry from being as nutritious as an ear of corn on the cob, candy corn is low in fat and is often made with honey as opposed to pure sugar. It’s a great traditional pick for a seasonal fix.
Pick #2: Peanut M&Ms
Portable, snackable, and super tasty, Peanut M&Ms are a favorite for mixing just a little salty with your sweet. They also contain some good nutrition in the form of protein and fiber. Plus a small serving size has less than 100 calories, less than 5 grams of fat, and less than 10 grams of sugar.
Pick #3: Smarties
Low in sugar, fat, and calories (just 25 calories in a roll!), Smarties easily make the list for healthy candy options. With just a little bit of sweetness and a hint of tart, they’re a good go-to for fans of sour candy.
Pick #4: Tootsie Pops
For getting the most mileage out of your treat, Tootsie Pops provide a longer-lasting indulgence. How long it takes you to get to the center is up to you, so you can savor these fat free, 60-calorie candy pops for as long as you can resist the urge to crunch.
Pick #5: Kit Kats
With their breakable bars, Kit Kats make for easy portion control or splitting between friends. However, with their light, airy, wafer center, Kit Kats also have less sugar, fat, and calories than many other popular chocolate bars. In other words, if you don’t feel like sharing, you don’t have to.