Don’t let Halloween candy around the house derail your weight loss efforts!
Avoiding the candy aisles at supermarkets and drugstores is difficult enough during the rest of the year, but in the month of October, it seems like unhealthy treats are everywhere. When it comes to staying on track with your weight loss goals, the holiday season poses extra temptation.
Learn to say NO to Halloween candy by enjoying healthy alternatives to sugary snacks. You’ll look and feel better long after the season is over!
Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy
This fall, make healthier choices so that you can have your Halloween candy and eat it, too! Kick the candy corn to the side and give these alternatives a try:
- Three words: roasted pumpkin seeds.
- Dark chocolate. Not only does dark chocolate have numerous known health benefits, including antioxidants, but it is also so rich and savory that only a few pieces will satisfy your craving for sweets! Portion control is important when it comes to staying on track with your weight loss.
- Make something from scratch. These days, no one gives out homemade candy, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make some yourself as a healthier alternative to high-sugar, high-calorie store-bought spooky snacks. Try your hand at making something fun and fairly healthy, like Rice Krispie treats, and get the whole family involved for added fun!
- Savory sweet snacks. Try mixing pretzels with peanut butter, or mix it with apples in place of chocolate or caramel sauces popular on those “devilish” sweets known as candy apples.
- Popcorn balls. From nuts and berries to chocolate and honey, the possibilities are endless for this healthy Halloween candy alternative. Try a recipe like this one to get started.
- Seek inspiration online. Check out more sample healthy Halloween party snacks here.
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Medically reviewed by Jay J. Garcia, MD on October 28, 2013