There is probably no healthy explanation for the amount of sugar and calories we give ourselves a pass on during the Halloween season, but it may be quite detrimental to our health.
One of the biggest pro tips to a healthier Halloween would be quite simply: portion control. Sure it may be tough, especially with the mounds of candy one can accumulate during this time, but with the many treats you’ll come across, the most important note to follow would be counting the number of treats you are taking in. It would be great to also opt for the treats that have the least number of calories and sugars while also keeping an eye out for the treats that contain unhealthy fats as well.
One great treat that can be considered healthier option would be a Tootsie Roll® pop, coming in at 60 calories and 11g of sugar. Studies show it can take anywhere from 144 to 411 licks to get to the center, making it rather difficult to overindulge and tipping over your sugar and calorie limits for the day. Another great Halloween candy is Smarties®, coming in at 25 calories and 6g of sugar, Smarties® allows you to enjoy Halloween without the guilt. Of course, whenever possible, try to opt for the granola bar with a low sugar content or maybe even the bag of pretzels. At this point you may be wondering “When I will get to the list of fun size chocolate treats in healthiest order?”. Unfortunately, with the average fun size chocolate bar being 160 calories and 17g of sugar, they do not make this particular list. You can however still have these treats, but it is wise to do so in moderation and with caution if a healthier holiday is your goal.
As one can see there are still a ways to enjoy this season while maintaining healthy habits. If you are still unsure, feel free to consult with your doctor or a dietician for a more personalized approach when enjoying all the wonderful options available. Have a happy and and we hope this short guide helped you to learn How to Enjoy Halloween Candy this Halloween in a healthy manner!