As the countdown to Halloween gets closer, the price of treats continues to get lower and lower. Instead of giving into temptation and indulging in the cheap treats at Walgreens, make your way over to the local grocery store where tastier (and healthier) treats await.
This – ‘Boo’ Berries
Calories: 23 per ghost
Not That – Ghost Peeps
Calories: 43 per ghost
As a general rule of thumb, you shouldn’t ingest anything that cannot dissolve in acid – so skip the Peeps and opt for a more natural sugar rush. Pile up fresh strawberries with your ingredient of choice: white chocolate, vanilla frosting, greek yogurt, or “Candiquik”. Line the ghosts up on wax paper (letting the excess liquid drip to form a ghostly tail). Add chocolate chip accents for eyes and a mouth, and then refrigerate them until solid (in the case of greek yogurt – freeze them).
Colorful Candy Corn:
This – ‘Candy Corn’ Fruit Cocktail
Calories: 177 for 2 cups
Not That – Candy Corn
Calories: 1647 for 2 cups
For a more satisfying snack (with only a fraction of the calories), swap the iconic orange, yellow, and white candies for a delicious fruit cocktail. In a clear glass, layer diced pineapple and orange slices. Top it off with fat-free whipped cream and a single candy corn for good measure.
This – Cheese & Pretzel Broomstick
29 Calories per broom
Not That – Pillsbury Ready to Bake Black Cat Sugar Cookies
100 Calories per cookie
While you host that annual Hocus Pocus viewing party this year, make up a platter of these festive broomsticks. The ingredients are simple: string cheese and pretzels. Using a clean pair of scissors, cut the cheese so that it resembles the base of a broom. To give your snack shape, push a pretzel rod into the opposite end. For added flourish, you can add strings of chive (as pictured) and a glass of wine (to unwind post-midterms).
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