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Healthy Tips

--Wait to buy candy until the last minute – you won’t be stuck craving it while it is in your house
--Buy candy you really just don’t care for!
--Stuck with leftover candy? Give it away!
--Stuck with all the candy your kids brought home? Keep treats out of sight and eat them as your kids would – as a small part of their day. For example, instead of your usual dessert, enjoy a fun size candy bar.

Healthy Treats

Skip buying candy altogether and redefine your idea of a treat! Here are some ideas:

--100 calorie packs of crackers
--mini boxes of raisins
--94% fat-free microwave popcorn
--small 100% juice boxes
--sugar-free gum packs
--small apples or tangerines

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Or, try non-food items:

--pencils or crayons
--rubber spiders
--colored chalk
--noisemakers or party favors
--temporary tattoos

Candy 101

Wondering how those “fun-size” candy bars stack up? While fun they might be, they might not be so fun for your waistline!

Snickers Snack Size: 72 calories, 4 g fat
Twizzlers Snack Size: 133 calories, 1 g fat
Butterfinger Snack Size: 100 calories, 4 g fat
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup: 80 calories, 5 g fat
Milk Way Snack Size: 77 calories, 3 g fat
Candy Corn: 3.5 calories per kernel! J
Small pouch (0.5 oz) Sweetarts: 50 calories, 0 g fat
Fun Size M&M’s: 70 calories, 3 g fat

Witches Brew Cider

Traditional apple cider can be high in sugar and calories, but not this recipe! Enjoy cup to stay warm or bring some to the Halloween party.

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