Halloween candy isn’t just for children. There is a variety of candy that even adults like to enjoy during this holiday that is known for the snacking as much as it is for the tricking, as well as the costumes. However, many of the favorite candies that we eat during this holiday are loaded with a ton of sugar and a ton of calories. This means that these favorite treats can wreak havoc to our diets and our waistlines. Luckily, there are low calorie substitutes for some of these Halloween candy favorites that are not low on taste. Here are a few you may wish to try:
Almond Joys is loved for its chocolate and its nuts. Yes, the almonds are a great heart healthy fat. They can lower cholesterol and ease inflammation. A great substitute for this treat is a trail mix added with some dark chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut flakes, and, of course, you can’t forget the almonds.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Yes, Reese’s is known as the original and the best maker of peanut butter cup. Peanut butter itself is known for having Vitamin E in it. Vitamin E is great for our skin. Peanut butter is also enriched in magnesium and potassium. One can learn more about the health benefits of peanut butter at this website, Prevention.
A low calorie substitute to Reese’s cups is to simply spread some peanut butter onto a square of dark chocolate. This is a simple, no fuss, and delicious snake.
One can make a substitute of crunch bars by staring with 6 ounces of dark chocolate. This chocolate should be melted. Next one can stir in some puff rice brown cereal. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet that was previously lined with parchment paper. Allow the mixture to set in the refrigerator for at least a half an hour. Now cut into bars and enjoy.
Of course, there are some candies that are healthier to eat than others just as they are. This includes such choices as:
- Simple mini dark chocolate mars
- Chocolate covered raisins
- Organic lollipops
When you are craving the real versions of your favorite treats, consider buying one single bar of candy or a small package of mini-bars. Steer clear of the huge packages, even if they are on sale.
If you are purchasing candy for the trick or treaters, try not to sample the goodies as you wait for the kiddies to arrive. Remember the old saying. “A moment on the hips, a lifetime on the hips.”