YUMMY TREAT CHEAT SHEET!
Between Halloween and your crazy after-school scene, fall feels stuffed with snacks. We found healthier ways to get the treat without the trick.
NUTS OVER CHOCOLATE
A king size pack of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups has over 400 cals, which is more than some fast-food burgers. A better nutty combo? A few almonds and a dark chocolate Hershey’s Kiss—healthy fats plus antioxidants and only 170 calories. So not spooky!
Frosted cupcakes may look adorable, but big ones have almost 800 calories. Small cupcakes have half that, but still pack almost 20 grams of fat. Skinny gingerbread men are a better bet, just 130 cals for four cookies.
CHEX IT OUT
A half bag of Chex Mix Trail Mix has over 500 calories (and trust us, the bags are tiny). Make a healthier (and smaller) version by mixing 1/2 cup whole wheat Chex with some raisins and peanuts. Less sugar and less additives and preservatives, too.
A blueberry donut sounds better than the rest (it’s got fruit, so how can it be bad?), but they pack over 200 calories and 15 grams of fat. A sweet ’n’ fruity combo you can tote is a toasty banana sandwich. Take whole wheat toast, smear on a dab of honey and plop down banana slices. Only 150 cals and way more fiber plus potassium.
A snack size pack of Doritos Collisions dips in at 370 calories…with no nutritional value. Swap ’em for a string cheese (80 calories and plenty of calcium) and a few soy crisps if ya want something crunchy.