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Halloween Candy: is one really better than the other?

Posted Oct 28 2011 5:35am
Halloween is just around the corner and you are trying to get your kids to eat healthier... what is one to do with so much candy staring at us in the face?
Check out the Halloween Treat Picker in Cooking Light magazine this month October 2011-- it is an excellent way to view different assortments of candies in terms of their sugar and saturated fat content (saturated fat = not-so-good, eat the least amount that you can).
As you look at it, please keep in mind the portion sizes -- there are Fun Sizes and regular size candy bars / packages as well.  It is important to compare 'apples with apples' not 'apples with oranges' ...

Least amount of sugar, saturated fat, and calories : Laffy Taffy and Smarties
Most amount of sugar, saturated fat, and calories: Reese's Pieces and Milky Way

Remember that balance is always the key, so do enjoy those peanut M&Ms once in a while with your kids!

Picture by A. Fals, Cooking light magazine

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