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HG's Halloween Survival Guide!

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10.26.12
 

Halloween is coming, but don't get spooked by the thought of all that calorie-packed candy! We've got a slew of smart ways to get you through the sugar-saturated holiday...

 
  HG's MASSIVE Halloween Candy Guide!!!


First things first! CLICK HERE for a ginormous list of Halloween candies, along with their calorie and fat counts and PointsPlus® values*. Super useful, considering those tiny wrappers don't come printed with nutrition panels!

 
 
 
  Five Tricks for Outsmarting Treats


1. Don't buy your favorite candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Choose something you can more easily resist. If you have a weakness for chocolate, go with gummy candies. Can't stay away from chewy items? Choose something crunchy. You get the picture.

2. Out of sight, out of mind. Once the holiday passes, don't keep the candy sitting out. If you do, you're likely to grab a piece here and there whether or not you're truly craving sweets. If you're still tempted by the lure of an in-house candy stash, take it somewhere other people can enjoy it.

3. Keep count. If there were ever a day to keep a food journal, Halloween is that day! It's easy to keep going back for "just one more" fun-sized candy bar, but those calories add up fast. Don't lose sight of how much you're actually consuming.

4. Don't drastically cut calories earlier in the day in an attempt to counteract any excessive candy eating later on. That'll just set you up for a candy binge. Eat filling meals, and drink plenty of water. (If you're dehydrated, it's easy to mistake thirst for hunger.)

5. Make a little candy go far by using it in guilt-free recipes for decadent treats! Need a little guidance? Keep reading, friends!

 
  HG's Get-Creative-with-Candy Recipe Roundup!


Freezy Movie Night Concession Stand-wiches - Mix up some chopped candy with Cool Whip Free to create a batch of tasty ice-cream-sandwich-like treats!

Red Hot Apple Pie in a Mug - It's time to try this classic HG recipe. Round up some Red Hots, and grab an apple!

Candy Corn MegaMallow Treats - You won't believe how perfect the orange 'n yellow candies are on these marshmallow squares!

Cocoa Loco Krispymallow Treats - Another glorious spin on the kid-friendly classic. And with its chocolatey goodness, this one is sure to impress.

Athens Mini Fillo Shells + Snickers - Stop! Before you tear into those Snickers bars, this amazing recipe needs your attention! Just use 6 minis or 3 fun-sized bars in place of the full-sized Snickers.

Candy Corn Custard Parfait - Back to candy corn! Bet you never thought to pair it with mandarin oranges. This layered treat RULES!

Wicked Good Witch Brooms - Kind of like our regular Krispymallow Treats, only flatter and cuter. And with licorice. (Don't forget the licorice.)

Movie Concession Mix - Not only does this popcorn 'n candy mix taste fantastic, but it's also divvied up into 100-calorie portions!

Guilt-Free Dirt & Worms Surprise - An old-school candy-filled recipe gets all HG-ified! And no, it's definitely NOT just for kids.

 
 

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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.

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