Whether you’ll be out trick-or-treating this weekend or you’re over it (and will likely be in the studio for extra rehearsals anyway), it’s safe to say candy dishes everywhere are extra loaded and up for grabs all week long.
We’re all for indulging our sweet tooth, especially on Halloween, but diving too deep into the candy bowl will leave you with a wicked sugar high followed by the dreaded (but inevitable) energy crash. Add a post-feast headache to your candy coma, and your rehearsal the next day is bound to be rough.
You can take the “everything in moderation” route, which is great, or just use this list as a guide. Most importantly, let yourself have fun on Halloween, eat a few of your favorite things, and then step away from the candy bowl so you won’t have to worry about your next-day dancing.
- Anything dubbed “Mini!” So those Mini Snickers, Mini Milky Ways, etc. They’re bite-sized, so they’re automatically portion controlled. Our favorite: Mini 3 Musketeers. So light and airy!
- Lollipops. It’s easier to just eat one than, say, a handful of M&Ms. And even though they’re basically pure sugar, they still have less sugar than most other candies.
- Dark chocolate. With antioxidants and heart health benefits, dark chocolate is almost always your best dessert choice.
- Twizzlers. They’re low in fat and light on calories. Have at ’em!
- Tootsie Rolls. Another low calorie delight.
- Jolly Ranchers. You can have two for less than eight grams of sugar!
- Those yummy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup pumpkins. With 180 calories, 11 grams of fat, and 3.5 grams of saturated fat, you’re better off going with a burger. (But, we know, the chocolate and PB combo is hard to beat, so Reese’s PB Minis are ideal.)
- Candy corn. Betcha can’t eat just 10!
- Skittles. Sorry, they’re not quite made with real fruit. They’re basically sugar bombs.
- Butterfinger. While most candy lacks nutritional value, the Butterfinger is extra naughty, with a ton of calories, a lot of sugar, and loads of fat.