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Concerned parents everywhere are gearing up for the candy festival that is known as Halloween. Every year, parents have to be on high alert and worry about the health of the children that participate in the holiday. Candy has a bad reputation for being causing cavities, leading to obesity and making children hyperactive lunatics.
This Halloween, don’t fret. You should know that not all candy is created equal. So, throw out those disgusting circus peanuts and let your kids have a few of these instead:
1.) York Peppermint Patties
York Peppermint Patties have just 140 calories each and only 2.5g of fat. They have no trans fats. The small size stops you from overindulging while still giving you your chocolate fix.
One fun size bar of Nestle Crunch has 60 calories and 3g of fat, making it one of the lightest chocolate bars.
3.) Pumpkin Peeps
1 marshmallow contains 16 calories, 0g fat, 3.5g sugar A handful of these marshmallow treats contain very few calories, though keep in mind, they are pretty much all sugar.
One roll of Smarties contains only 25 calories, 0g of fat, and only 5g of sugar. Be a smartie and pick up some Smarties.
A fun sized bag of Skittles contains 60 calories, 0.5g fat, 0.5g saturated fat, and 11g sugar. Not bad if you ask me.
6.) Kit Kats
Kit Kat bars are relatively low in calories and fat thanks to their light, crunchy wafer center. One 2-piece bar has 70 calories, 3.6g of fat and 9.2g of sugar.
7.) Mike and Ikes
One mini box of Mike and Ikes has only 50 calories and 0g of fat, plus they contain some real fruit juice.
8.) 3 Musketeers
These fun sized version of the 3 Musketeer bars contain less than 50 calories, but also have 8g of sugar.
9.) Almond Joys
One snack-sized bar of Almond Joys has 80 calories, 4.5g of fat, and 8g of sugar.
10.) Dum Dums
These lollipops come in a huge variety of flavors plus, they have only 20 calories, 0g of fat, and under 4g of sugar.
11.) Tootsie Rolls
Have a heaping helping of these chocolatey treats. Three minis contain only 70 calories and 1.5g of fat.
12.) Hershey Special Dark
These candies have benefits in terms of antioxidants plus 2 of these chocolates contain only 88 calories and 5.2g of fat.
The best way to keep your kids from over-indulging? Don’t let them eat the two sacks of candy they bring home. Sort it, store it and don’t let them binge!
Make sure you hand out these delicious but also pretty healthy candies this Halloween to build a better future for this holiday. Otherwise, enjoy tooth decay!