You are on diet number 10,000 and something. But it is so hard when those cravings in between meals come calling, at the checkout counter, in the snack area for your kids, at a friend’s house or even a commercial on TV. It’s those calories and fat that can add up, in just one bite. You can still have your cake, or rather candy, and yes, eat it too. This article isn’t about nutrition, it is about treating yourself while maintaining healthy foods through your main meals. Here is a list of 10 great candies that will satisfy your mouth and leave your waist alone.
Hershey’s York Peppermint Patty: Yes, you can eat chocolate! This great classic candy from Hershey will satisfy your craving and at only 140 calories you can enjoy it from the first bite to the last. 0% sodium and only 4% fat. This treat is a combination of creamy mint and chocolate.
Jelly Beans: Jelly beans aren’t just for Easter anymore. With hundreds of flavors such as popcorn, bubble gum, chocolate, cookie dough and more these 4 calorie a piece snack will satisfy your sweet tooth and your favorite tastes. They are sold throughout the year at your local grocery store, retailer and specialty shops.
3 Musketeers: This yummy treat advertises itself as a great low calories snack. right on the wrapper. With only 98 calories, low in sodium and low in cholesterol, this is a great snack craving filler.
LifeSavers Candy: At only 10 calories a lifesaver, these are well worth keeping a roll of them at work, in your car or at home. They come in a variety of flavors. You can purchase them at your local retailer, supermarket, and drugstore. They contain no saturated fats, no sodium and no cholesterol.
Chewing Gum: Chewing gum today comes in a whole host of sizes, types, flavors, and of course packaging. But the basics still stand. At only a average of around 10 calories or less a serving, these tasty treats are perfect for on the go and even refresh your breath. They are very low in saturated fats, contain almost no sodium and no cholesterol.
Jolly Ranchers: This great candy is a treat for your mouth. It comes in a variety of flavors that invoke memories of summer fun, like watermelon and apple, and nights at a baseball game, like cherry and grape. At only 70 calories for 3 pieces it is worth it. You can purchase these at your local retailers.
Tootsie Rolls: Who can resist the combination of chocolate flavor and a candy chew? These cute little individually wrapped tootsie rolls are perfect at 25 calories a piece. They are low in sodium and low in cholesterol. A perfect on the go candy snack.
Twizzlers Twists: These great candies come in a bunch of different flavors and at 120 calories for 4 pieces they are great. Only 4 calories are fat. They are low in fat and high in great taste!
Reese 100 Calorie Peanut Butter Wafer Bars: If you have trouble understanding a single serving, then this product is perfect for you. It comes in a box of 7, where each single serving is wrapped individually, so the guessing of how much is single serving is gone. If you think, 100 calories cannot be tasty you are wrong. They are simply delicious. 50 of the 100 calories are fat, but it is still worth every bite.
Milk Duds: Yummy bite size chocolate covered caramels, is a perfect snack at only 170 calories for 13 pieces! This snack is great and is sold in individual size boxed packages so it can be taken anywhere.
These snacks are not a replacement for a healthy diet. Instead, they are a way to not deny yourself a treat of something sweet and delicious as you try to achieve your goals. Enjoy the treats and the rewards of maintaining your health.