Health Coach Corner – Candy Anyone?

Happy Halloween!

Do you want some candy today?  Go ahead… have some!  I’m going to share the “healthier” candy “sweet treats” you can enjoy on Halloween.  In addition to having extra sweets today, try to get a little extra exercise as well.  In addition to your 20-30 minute workout, try some of these tips for extra calorie-burning movement – and go ahead and enjoy your candy!

Do one or two of the following for extra activity:

  • 20 walking lunges
  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 50 squats
  • 25 push-ups
  • 50 crunches
  • Run – in – place for 2 minutes
  • Jump rope for 3 minutes

 

Here’s a few healthier Halloween Treats:

  • Jolly Ranchers – 3 hard candies have 70 calories, no fat &
    11 grams of sugar
  • Blow Pops – 60 calories, no fat & 13 grams of sugar
  • Candy Corn – hallmark of Halloween candy – 22 pieces has 140 calories, no fat & 32 grams of sugar
  • Tootsie Pops – 60 calories (and takes awhile to eat it)
  • Whoppers – just 10 calories per ball, better than Milk Duds
  • Almond M&M’s – no trans fat & healthy monounsaturated fats
  • Peppermint Patties – low fat & only 50 calories
  • Dark Chocolate – some antioxidants & lower in sugar than
    milk chocolate