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All Treats, No Tricks: Which Halloween Treats to Eat or Avoid

October 26th, 2016

Halloween is a (fun but) scary time of year, especially if you’re trying to eat healthy! But not all treats are one giant trick when it comes to your waistline—some candies are just better for you than others. Below, find out which treats to avoid and which you can indulge in!


Thick and chewy, you probably wont eat more than one or two Snickers, and they also contain less fat and saturated fat than a Reese’s Cup.

Peanut M&Ms
These favorites not only contain peanuts (protein!) but also are low on the glycemic index, which means they’ll keep you satisfied without spiking your sugar.

York Peppermint Patty
Three York candies only contain 150 calories and 3 grams of fat!

Bubble Yum
One piece of this gum contains only 25 calories and 5 grams of sugar, and you’re more likely to keep chewing on that than moving onto another piece of candy so quickly.

Kit Kat
With only 30mg of sodium and few calories than most chocolate candy treats, a Kit Kat is your best bet. Plus, you can share it!


Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Reese’s are lighter and fluffier than most chocolate candies, which makes them addicting and easy to get carried away with.

These sugary little candies are high on the glycemic index, which means they release sugar into your bloodstream quickly.

A single “fun size” Buterfinger packs a caloric punch of 200 calories and 100mg of sodium. Yikes!

Tootsie Pop
One pop contains 60 calories and 10 grams of sugar. It’s just not worth it for some a small treat!

Bursting with sodium (90mg), there are far healthier chocolate options.