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    Default Halloween Treats - "Eat This, Not That"

    From the "Eat This/Not That" Newsletter:

    Eat This:
    Twizzlers Cherry Nibs
    Calories 110
    Fat 0 g
    Sugars 18 g

    Less of a sugary assault on your system than candy corn, if eaten in moderation.

    Not That:
    Candy Corn
    Calories 140
    Fat 0 g
    Sugars 28 g

    These Halloween classics are made mostly of sugar, corn syrup, salt, and honey


    Eat These:
    Skittles (fun size)
    Calories 80
    Fat 1 g
    Saturated Fat 1 g
    Sugars 15 g

    These rainbow-colored candies aren't perfect, but they have a fraction of the sugar and fat found in Starburst.

    Tootsie Caramel Apple Pop
    Calories 60
    Fat .5 g
    Saturated Fat 0 g
    Sugars 11 g

    PayDay (fun size)
    Calories 90
    Fat 5 g
    Saturated Fat .5 g
    Sugars 10 g

    PayDay has the lowest level of saturated fat in the candy bar aisle.

    Whoppers (6 pieces)
    Calories 60
    Fat 2.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Sugars 8 g

    Crunchy chocolate flavor with less sugar than Tootsie Rolls.

    3 Musketeers bar (fun size)
    Calories 70
    Fat 2 g
    Saturated Fat
    Sugars 11 g


    Not These:
    Starburst fruit chews (fun size)
    Calories 170
    Fat 3.5 g
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    Sugars 24 g

    M&M Minis (1 oz tube)
    Calories 150
    Fat 7 g
    Saturated Fat 4.5 g
    Sugars 19 g

    They may be mini, but they still pack a lot of fat and sugar. There are more than 100 M&M Minis in each 1-ounce tube.

    Almond Joy (fun size)
    Calories 100
    Fat 5 g
    Saturated 3.5 g
    Sugars 10 g

    This sweetened coconut is packed with saturated fat.

    Tootsie Roll (6 regular midgees)
    Calories 140
    Fat 3 g
    Saturated Fat .5 g
    Sugars 20 g

    Brach's Milk Maid Caramels (4 pieces)
    Calories 160
    Fat 4.5 g
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    Sugars 16 g

    The gooey consistency is achieved with partially hydrogenated oils.


    Eat This:
    Traditional Chex Mix
    Calories 130
    Fat 4 g
    Saturated Fat .5 g
    Sodium 380 mg

    60 percent less fat than potato chips with a bit of fiber from the whole wheat cereal

    Not That:
    Combos Cheddar Cheese Crackers
    Calories 280
    Fat 12 g
    Saturated Fat 6 g
    Sodium 580 mg

    High in saturated fat and sodium. Opt for Cheez-Its to cut back on both.




    Eat These:
    Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed Fruit (40 g)
    Calories 130
    Fat 0 g
    Sugars 23 g

    They're made mostly of corn syrup, but these still contain 100% of your daily recommended vitamin C intake.

    Goldfish pretzels (1 oz bag)
    Calories 100
    Fat 1 g
    Saturated Fat 0 g
    Sodium 410 mg

    More sodium, but less fat than the cheesy originals.

    York Peppermint Pattie (1 patty)
    Calories 140
    Fat 2.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Sugar 25 g

    Ritz Peanut Butter crackers
    Calories 190
    Fat 9 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Sodium 370 mg

    All else being equal, peanut butter beats processed cheese every time.

    Rice Krispies Treat
    Calories 90
    Fat 2.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1 g
    Sugars 8 g

    Sun Chips French Onion (15 chips)
    Calories 140
    Fat 6 g
    Saturated 1 g
    Sodium 130 mg

    Twice the fiber of potato chips and 40 percent less fat.


    Not These:
    Tropical Skittles (2 oz bag)
    Calories 250
    Fat 2.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Sugars 47 g

    Goldfish crackers (1 oz bag)
    Calories 140
    Fat 6 g
    Saturated 1.5 g
    Sodium 240 mg

    The flavor of cheese without any of the protein or calcium.

    Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (2 cups)
    Calories 280
    Fat 15 g
    Saturated Fat 6 g
    Sugars 26 g

    Ritz Cheese crackers
    Calories 200
    Fat 12 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Sodium 460 mg

    Kit Kat bar
    Calories 210
    Fat 11 g
    Saturated Fat 7 g
    Sugars 22 g

    Funyuns (13 pieces)
    Calories 140
    Fat 7 g
    Saturated Fat 1 g
    Sodium 240 mg

    All the odorous breath of onion flavoring, with none of the health benefits of real onions.

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    Good post, rtebalt
    Dieters and special diets too, will like this list. Really good info.
    JoAnn
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