Holidays & Special Occasions Halloween Halloween Treats – "Eat This, Not That"

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      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.

    • #402219

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

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Holidays & Special Occasions Halloween Halloween Treats – "Eat This, Not That"