It’s Halloween. We’ve all been there. You buy loads of candy for trick-or-treaters and end up with leftovers. If you decide to indulge a little, remember, some candy is better than others and moderation is key.
THE GOOD: No candy is good for you, but consider these options with less sugar per piece.
■ Jelly belly beans are only 4 calories per bean.
■ 3 Musketeers fun sized bars are lighter with whipped air.
■ Dum Dum Pops let you enjoy the sweetness longer.
■ Kit Kat two-piece bar’s wafer core saves you calories over denser candy.
THE BAD & THE SCARY: The candy that ranks the worst is 70 calories or more and contain sugar, fat and artificial colors, flavors and partially hydrogenated oils.
■ Jolly ranchers are made of corn syrup and sugar.
■ Just 8 Skittles add up to 80 calories.
■ Starburst candies are firm and chewy thanks to the Hydrogenated palm kernel oil.
■ Butterfinger bars are high in both sugar and fat.
■ Reese’s miniatures is ranked the worst according to Eat This, Not That! With a whopping 108 calories per 3 pieces.
So this Halloween, when you’re standing at your front door with the bowl of candy, ready to serve little trick-or-treaters, give them something a little better for them! Plus, you can benefit from it, too, when you nibble a bit while waiting.
HALLOWEEN SWEET POTATO FRIES
2 Sweet Potatoes
1 Tablespoon Virgin Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400°F. Peel potatoes and slice into ½ inch rounds. Use a small paring knife to cut out jack-o-lantern faces into the sweet potato slices. Place potatoes on a foil lined
baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle on cinnamon and bake until tender, about 18 minutes.