We get it – Halloween candy is on shelves everywhere and it’s hard to resist the temptation to indulge in candy bars, cupcakes, cookies, and other sweet treats! While having a piece of Halloween candy here or there is okay, we want to make sure you don’t find yourself covered in empty wrappers after realizing you’ve eaten a majority of the candy you planned on passing out to trick-or-treaters. Let us help by giving you some healthier snack alternatives to Halloween candy!
What could be harmful about a fun size candy bar? They’re the mini versions of their full size relatives and contain less sugar and calories. While that is true, these little fun size bars are rarely enjoyed just once; most people eat at least a few, which adds up to one full size candy bar. Even the fun size bars have between 60-95 calories – just for one or two bites! If that’s not scary, we don’t know what is. Try some of these sweet alternatives to Halloween candy to satisfy your sweet tooth without overindulging!
- Frozen dark chocolate banana bites
- Brown rice crispy treats
- Carrot cupcakes
- Dark chocolate covered strawberries
- Paleo apple bites
Right before fall, the big name food brands come out with Halloween themed treats; bone-shaped cheesey puffs, trail mix with white ghost candies, white cheddar popcorn, etc. Skip their salty treats that are high in calories and fat and make your own! Here are a few ideas:
- Popcorn balls
- Air popped popcorn with light seasoning of your choice
- Trail mix made with air popped popcorn, dark chocolate chips and pretzels
- Mini sandwiches shaped like ghosts using cookie cutters
You don’t have to eat Halloween candy to enjoy the holiday with your family and friends! Stick to the healthier options above to keep on track with your weight loss goals and nutrition plan while still enjoying sweet and salty treats that come with this spooky time of year.
If you do find that you had a little too much candy post Halloween, we invite you to join us for our personal training or group training sessions to get back on track! Not sure which program is right for you? We offer a FREE consultation with one of our friendly trainers to get you on the right path. Feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule your free consultation!
Enjoy Halloween and all the fun it has to offer!