Best Bets: Halloween Candy

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For many of us, the scariest part of Halloween is the heightened potential for calorie overload.  Of course, the best defense is a strong willpower.  But if you’re sensing your defenses weakening, your best bet is to buy and eat candy that is not terribly high in calories, fat, and sugar.  Unfortunately, that’s something of a tall order where typical Halloween treats are concerned.  Here are some of your best bets for Halloween candy:

For Nutty Candy

Choose:

Snickers Fun Size

80 calories; 1.5 g. saturated fat; 8 g. sugar

Avoid:

Baby Ruth Fun Size

85 calories; 2.3 g. saturated fat; 10 g. sugar

Candy Pieces

Choose:

Reese’s Pieces Snack Size

67 calories; 2.7 g. saturated fat; 7.3 g. sugar

Avoid:

M&Ms Peanut Fun Size

90 calories; 1.8 g. saturated fat; 9 g. sugar

Wafery/Cookie Bars

Choose:

Kit Kat Snack Size

70 calories; 2.3 g. saturated…

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