Happy Halloween Eve.
Halloween is definitely NOT my favorite time of year. As a teacher, it is NEVER a good idea to give kids bags full of candy and then expect them to fully function the next
day week. Oh, and for a dieter, it is a nightmare! All that candy just taunting you to, “Eat me…please!” “You deserve it. You are so stressed. One won’t hurt!” I have a great idea, lets put tons of crack in front of a crack addict and see how they respond. For me, that is Halloween. Tons of candy in front of a candy-oholic. Brilliant!
I don’t mean to be a Debbie Downer to those of you that love the holiday. It just really isn’t my cup of tea. My husband and I were actually contemplating NOT giving out candy. Turing out the lights and watching our newest obsession, The Walking Dead, in the dark. Well, The Walking Dead and the dark don’t mix so we decided to go ahead and pass out candy.
At Costco this past weekend, I bought this:
Yes, a huge 150 piece bag of CHOCOLATE! Aghhhhh!!!! What was I thinking. I know…it was cheaper than if I waited but all of those in that bag are my favs!
I knew if it was sitting out, I would open it so I went and put it in the closet in one of our back bedrooms! Out of sight, out of mind!
For those of you wanting to allow yourself some sweetness this Halloween, I found this list on a Weight Watchers message board of our favorite Halloween treats. I am not sure if it is 100% accurate but it looks about right to me.
Almond Joy, Snack Size, 2 PointsPlus value
Baby Ruth, Fun Size, 2 PointsPlus value
Bit-O-Honey, 1 piece, 1 PointsPlus value
Bit-O-Honey, 6 pieces, 4 PointsPlus value
Butterfinger, Fun Size, 3 PointsPlus value
Candy Apple, 5 ounce, 5 PointsPlus value
Candy Corn, 20 pieces, 4 PointsPlus value
Caramel Apple, 10 PointsPlus value
Charms Blow Pop, 1 pop, 2 PointsPlus value
Crunch, Fun Size, 2 PointsPlus value
Dots, Fun Size, 2 Points Plus value
Gummi Bears, 14 pieces, 3 PointsPlus value
Heath Bar, Snack Size, 7 PointsPlus value
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar, Snack Size, 6 PointsPlus value
Hershey’s Miniatures, (any flavor) 5 pieces, 6 PointsPlus value
Kit-Kat, Snack Size Bar, (three 2-piece bars) 6 PointsPlus value
Lemonhead, Fun Size, 1 pouch, 1 PointsPlus value
M&M’s Milk Chocolate, Fun Size, (1 package) 2 PointsPlus value
M&M’s peanut, Fun Size, (1 package) 3 PointsPlus value
Mounds, Fun Size, 3 PointsPlus value
Nerds, 1 box, 1 PointsPlus value
Oh Henry!, Mini, 2 PointsPlus value
PayDay, Fun Size, 3 PointsPlus value
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (2 cups) 6 PointsPlus value
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, Fun Size, 3 PointsPlus value
Reese’s Pieces (51 piece/40 gram bag) 5 PointsPlus value
Skittles, Original Fruit, Fun Size, 2 PointsPlus value
Snickers, Fun Size, 2 PointsPlus value
Take 5, Fun Size, 6 PointsPlus value
Tootsie Roll Midgets, 6 pieces, 4 PointsPlus value
Twix, Fun Size, 2 PointsPlus value
Twizzler Twists, Fun Size, 4 PointsPlus value
Whoppers, Fun Size, 2 PointsPlus value
York Peppermint Patty, Fun Size, 1 PointsPlus value
Don’t see your favorite Halloween candy on this list and want to see even more?!? Hungry Girl put out an extensive list also! You can see her list here.
So, before you indulge in that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, calculate the points and track it! You can still eat it as long as you track it. I think that will keep the pieces you consume down to a minimum. At least it will for me. If I don’t track it, I will go WAY off the deep end. If I at least track the pieces I eat, maybe my weight gain can be a minimum!
Whatever you do, enjoy the kids and their excitement and cute costumes and how much THEY love it. And then, Friday morning, send in a sweet “I’m Sorry” gift for their teacher. Just kidding!
What are your plans for Halloween this year?