Snickers, Tootsie Rolls, Butterfingers…all in “fun size” packages. But check the nutrition facts and this year’s Halloween haul is guaranteed to spook you. Loaded with scary amounts of sugar, saturated fat and preservatives, a seemingly innocent bag of treats can play a nasty trick on your waistline. Giving yourself a free pass to indulge? Go for it! But if a major cheat day isn’t in the cards, consult this under-100 calorie portion guide to your favorite Halloween treats. And if you’re feeling inspired to get busy in the kitchen, we’ve got a few healthy homemade options! Trick or Treat Trail Mix and Low-Fat Pumpkin Cheesecake Pops are a better way to indulge in your sweet tooth.
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What’s going in your holiday haul this year? Whether it’s chock full of chocolates or sweet and sour candies, it never hurts to keep an eye on portion size. And if calorie counting isn’t your thing (heck, this is one holiday that everyone’s allowed some leeway!), be sure to hop back on the healthy bandwagon without too much delay. Unhealthy habits can have a scary way of sticking!
Originally posted on October 25, 2013.