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Candy Macro Breakdown

Candy Craze!

Halloween is slowly starting to creep in and you might be finding yourself surrounded by so many sweets! Take control of the season by learning about what exactly is in your sweets and explore some alternatives that are more nutrient dense than these processed snacks.



Hershey’s Milk Chocolate


Serving Size: 2 Pieces (38 grams)

  • Calories: 130

  • Protein: 2 grams

  • Carbohydrates: 15 grams

  • Fat: 8 grams

  • Sugar: 14 grams

  • Sodium: 20 mg

  • Dietary Fiber: 1 gram


Hershey’s Dark Chocolate


Serving Size: 3 pieces (38 grams)

  • Calories: 170

    • Protein: 2 grams

  • Carbohydrates: 23 grams

  • Fat: 11 grams

  • Sugar: 19 grams

  • Sodium: 15 mg

  • Dietary Fiber: 3 gram



M&M Fun Size Bags


Serving Size: 1 package of M&M fun size

  • Calories: 80

  • Protein: 3 grams

  • Carbohydrates: 12 grams

  • Fat: 4 grams

  • Sugar: 11 grams

  • Sodium: 13 mg

  • Dietary Fiber: 1 gram


Reese's Peanut Butter Cup


Serving Size: 1 package containing 2 cups (42 grams)

  • Calories: 210

  • Protein: 5 grams

  • Carbohydrates: 24 grams

  • Fat: 13 grams

  • Sugar: 21 grams

  • Sodium: 150 mg

  • Dietary Fiber: 1 grams

Alternative:

  • Take 1 tablespoon of low sodium peanut or almond butter and form it into a ball. Make as many balls as desired and let them sit in the fridge for about 2 hours to become firm. Once firm, take them out of the fridge and dip them in melted chocolate chips. Approximately 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips should cover one peanut/almond butterball. Set them on a tray and put them into the freezer to harden! 1 ball is approximately 170 calories and more nutritionally dense and filling than Reese’s!

  • Using real chocolate and peanut/almond butter, as opposed to the processed snacks, are a better option since they have not lost their nutrients from being overly processed.