Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Trick... YOUR Taste Buds!

I know what you're ALL THINKING RIGHT NOW.... "Gimme a break, gimme a break... break me off a piece of that... kit kat bar!"


Yes, I am well aware that Halloween is this coming Saturday (I am a college student after all - ha ha)... which means a whole mess of candy is laying around at home, the office, the bathroom, oh who knows, you might even be tempted to take out the half eaten candy bar from the trash can!

It's not worth it, not worth it I tell you! There are so much healthier options you could choose over a Snickers bar or... dare I say it, Reeses peanut butter cup!

Take a look at this:

One Regular Sized Snicker's Bar Nutritional Info:
2.07 Ounces
Calories: 280
Fat: 14
Carbohydrates: 35
Fiber: 1
Sugar: 30
Protein: 4

Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Lactose, Skim Milk, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavor)Peanuts, Corn Syrup, Sugar, Milkfat, Skim Milk, Vegetable Oil (Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil)Salt, Lactose, Egg Whites, Chocolate, Artificial Flavor.

One Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter Big Cup Reese's Peanut Butter Cup:

1.3 ounces
Calories: 200
Fat: 12
Carbohydrates: 22
Fiber: 1
Sugar: 19
Protein: 5

Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Milk Chocolate contains Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Nonfat Milk, Lactose, Milk Fat, and Soya Lecithin and PGPR (as Emulsifiers)Peanuts, Sugar, Enriched Flour (contains Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, and Folic Acid)Dextrose, Vegetable Oil (contains Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil)Cocoa Processed with Alkali , Salt, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Chocolate, Nonfat Milk, Soya Lecithin, Sodium Bicarbonate, TBHQ (to Preserve Freshness)Vanillin (an Artificial Flavoring)Citric Acid, a Preservative.

One Regular Milk Chocolate Kit Kat Wafer Bar:
1.5 ounces
Calories: 210
Fat: 17
Carbohydrates: 28
Fiber: 1
Sugar: 22
Protein: 3

Ingredients: Sugar, Chocolate, Wheat Flour, Cocoa Butter, Refined Palm Kernel Oil, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Milkfat, contains 2% or Less of: Milk, Soya Lecithin (an Emulsifier)Vanillin (an Artificial Flavoring)Yeast and Sodium Bicarbonate.

There are SO MANY THINGS WRONG with the three things above... Don't even get me started!!! Although, if you really haven't a CLUE what's wrong with the candies above... leave me a note and I will most definitely tell you! ha ha.

So now what? What's left to chow down on as you go house to house trick-or-treating (yea, let's hope whom ever is reading this... doesn't do that anymore!)... more like, what's left to eat at the Halloween party or out of your kids bag of candy...

Well I am sorry but I am definitely NOT going to advocate eating any of those candies... but I am going to recommend some yummy snacks to load up on so you don't get the munchies at midnight and raid the plastic jack-o-lantern!

* Cherry Tomatoes
* Bell Pepper Strips
* Nuts
* Seeds
* Vegetable Chips (homemade = slice, salt, bake!)
* Pureed Pumpkin or Other Squash (sprinkle with cinnamon - AWESOME!)
* Pumpkin Pie Flavored Coffee (sweetened with Stevia & cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice)
* Green Bean "Fries" (Broiled Green Beans with Salt & Pepper)
* Hard Boiled Eggs
* Olives & Sun-Dried Tomatoes
* Nori Sheets & Other Seaweed
* Celery
* Cucumbers
* Olive Tapenade & Tomato Paste & Salsa
* Turkey & Chicken Slices
* Grass-Fed Hot Dogs

Yeah, I know these sounds BORING - but you gotta TRY THEM before shunning them and reverting back to the chocolate!

Good Luck this Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. Thank goodness I'm over candy. Now I just have to beat the pie and cake and cookies habit. Help me. Please.