Weekly Wellness: Knowledge is power (even with candy)

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COLUMBIA — Halloween. It can be scary for many of us (and not because of costumes). We work so hard to watch our diet and exercise to stay healthy and then we see it. The orange plastic pumpkin sitting on our co-worker’s desk filled with delicious treats.

Boo!

Don’t panic! Being aware of what you’re eating can help. Here’s a list of calories and carbs so that you know exactly what’s going in your mouth (and what to log into your tracking app). Enjoy yourself! (Just not too much.)

Happy Halloween!

Chocolate Bars and Kisses (Mostly Chocolate):

Dove Milk Chocolate Promises or wrapped squares (8 g) - 42 calories and 6 grams carb

Hershey Kisses - 26 calories and 8 g carb each kiss

Hershey Kisses with Almonds - 23 calories and 2 g carb each kiss

Hershey Kisses filled with Caramel - 21 calories and 3 g carb each kiss

Hershey Candy Corn Kisses - 27 calories and 3 g carb each kiss

Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars - Fun size (14 g) - 67 calories and 8 g carb

Hershey's Miniature Bars (mixed) - average of 42 calories and 5 g carb each bar

M&Ms, plain, Fun size (18 g) - 88 calories and 12 g carb

M&Ms, peanut

  • Fun size (18 g) - 93 calories and 11 g carb
  • 1/4 cup candy - 220 calories and 24 g carb

 

Miniature Bars (Milky Way, Snickers, Twix, 3 Musketeers) - average 38 calories and 5 g carb each bar

Mr. Goodbar Snack size (17 g) - 90 calories and 9 grams carb

Nestle's Crunch Bars Fun size (10 g) 50 calories and 7 grams carb

Nestle's Crunch Caramel Bars - Fun size - 70 calories and 9 g carb

Palmer Peanut Butter cups, small - 6 g carb

Three Musketeers bar

  • Fun size (15 g) - 64 calories and 11 g carb
  • Mint, Fun size (15g) - 64 calories and 11 g carb

 

Tootsie Rolls

  • Small bar - 50 calories and 10 g carb

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