HALLOWEEN: TRICK VS. TREAT?
|by Rebecca Forbes|
Whether you're 5 or 55, chances are when you think Halloween you think candy. There isn’t usually anything overly healthy in the typical trick-or-treater's stash. If you find yourself debating which Halloween treats are okay for you and your kids to sink your teeth into—trying to distinguish the good, the bad, and the downright ugly—we can help!
Lauren Slayton, MS, RD, and Caren Tishfield, RD, co-authors of Mindful Menus: The Guilt-Free Guide to Ordering In, have put together this handy nutritional guide that gives you the skinny on potentially fattening Halloween snacks. And remember, a few hours of trick-or-treating can burn off some of that excess sugar!
||Time to work it off|
||Baby Ruth||2 fun size||260||47 minutes|
|O'Henry||2 fun size||240||44 minutes|
|Still Bad||Snickers||2 fun size||190||35 minutes|
|Reese's Peanut Butter Cups||2 snack size||180||33 minutes|
|Milky Way||2 fun size||180||33 minutes|
|Better||3 Musketeers||2 fun size||140||26 minutes|
|Hershey's Kisses||5 pieces||130||24 minutes|
|Starburst||6 pieces||120||22 minutes|
|Best Bets||Candy Corn||20 pieces||108||20 minutes|
|York Peppermint Patty||2 small||106||20 minutes|
|Nestle Crunch||2 fun size||100||18 minutes|
|Kit-Kat||1 snack size||80||15 minutes|
|Tootsie Pop||1 pop||60|| 11 minutes
*walking 4 mph
• Parents should only keep a snack-size Ziploc of their kids’ loot.
• It's also strategic for parents not to keep their personal favorites (or their child’s faves) around for giveaways to trick-or-treaters. In the back of your mind, you know you have these tucked away and will indulge when you shouldn't.
• Other sweets remaining from your child’s trick-or-treating should be strategically taken out of the house to your workplace or given to others to avoid temptation for children and parents. If it's not around, you won't want it or think about it.
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