Sunday, October 24, 2010

Trick-or-Treat Cheat Sheet

In my world, October starts the season of gluttony. Kicking of the gluttonfest...Halloween. For some, Halloween conjures spooky, SCARY images of ghost, vampires, Michael Meyers, Jason Vorhees, and Freddy Krueger. For me, Halloween conjures horrifying images of: Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, M &Ms, Kit Kat etc. At this time of year the overwhelming candy onslaught makes it hard to stay on track and on plan! To keep it together this, Halloween I employed a few tips.

For the past few weeks, one by one, candy bowls popped up on random desks all over campus. Last year, I remember struggling with my candy temptations, but this year I fared much better. For instance,  I know the location of all "good" candy hot spots and I AVOID those areas.

So, tip #1...AVOID THE CANDY BOWL HOT SPOT TRAPS. 

For some reason at the end of the day, I feel I deserve a sweet treat for enduring the wrath of 19 first graders. Several days for the last 2 weeks I found myself inadvertently reaching into the candy jar on my way out the door.  A sweet treat here and there starts to add up and dip into my daily points; so, I decided to bring my own sweet treats: homemade trail mix with unsalted nuts and raisins, fruit, or a granola bar.

Tip #2...BRING YOUR OWN SWEET TREATS AND KEEP YOUR HAND OUT OF THE CANDY BOWL!

Tip #3...Wait until the last possible minute to purchase candy for the trick-or-treaters. The longer you wait, the less time the candy spends in your environment taunting you!
 
On to tip #4...I pride myself on keeping it real on this blog. So let's get real! Halloween means candy as far as the eyes can see! I refuse to deny myself candy; so, that means If I choose to eat candy, I need to make good choices. To help me make good choices, I use a Halloween candy cheat sheet  sent from a former coworker. Check it out!


Trick-or-Treat Cheat Sheet

Candy...Portion Size...Points Value

3 Musketeers, 2 fun size bars...3.5
1000 Grand, 2 mini bars...4.5
ANDES Creme de Menth Thin Mint, 8 pieces...5.5
Almond Joy, 2 snack size bars...4
Atomic Fireballs, each...1
Baby Ruth, 2 fun size bars...4
Bit-O-Honey, 6 pieces...4
Blow Pops, Each...1.5
Butterfinger, 2 fun size bars...4
Candy Corn, 22 pieces...3
Carmello, 2 snack size bars...4
Double Bubblegum, 2 pieces...1
Heath Bar, 5 snack size bars...6
Hershey's Bar (plain), 2 snack size bars...5
Hershey's Bar (almond), 2 snack size bars...5
Hershey Kisses, 8 pieces...5
Hershey Kisses or Hugs, 3 pieces..2
Hershey Miniatures, 5 pieces...5
Hershey Tastations (any flavor), 3 pieces...1
Hershey Sweet Escape...2
Hot Tamales, Each snack box...1
Jolly Rancher, 3 pieces...1
Joly Rancher, Mini Stix, Each...1
Kit Kat, 3 (2 pc) snack bars...6
Kit Kat, Each mini...2
Lemonheads, Each box...2
Life Savors Five Flavor Candy, 4...1.5
Life Savors Gummi Savers, 2 rolls...
M & M (plain), Each fun pack size...2
M & M (peanut), Each fun pack size...2
M & M (crispy), Each pkg...5
Mars, 2 fun size bars...4
Mike & Ikes, Each snack pkg...1
Milk Duds, 4 fun size boxes...4
Milky Way, 2 fun size bars...4
Milky Way Lite, minis, 5 pieces...3
Milky Way Lite, regular bar...3.5
Mounds, 2 snack size bars...4
Necco Wafers, Each roll...1
Nerds, Each box...1
Nestles Baby Ruth, Each...4.5
Nestles Crunch Fun Size, 4 bars...5
Now & Later, 3 mini bars...3
O'Henry, 2 fun size bars...5
Raisinettes, 3 snack boxes..4
Red Hots, Each box...2
Reese's Crunchy Cookie Cups, 2 snacks...4
Reese's Miniature Peanut Butter Cups, 5 pieces..5
Reese's Peanut Butter Bites, 3 pkgs...5.5
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, snack size...4
Reesesticks, 2 snack size...4
Skittles, small pack 3 pkgs..4
Smarties, 3 rolls...1
Snickers, 2 fun size bars...4
Snickers, minis (4 pieces)...4
Spree Candies, 8 pieces...1
Spree Twist, 2 rolls...1.5
Starburst, 3 fun size pkgs...4
Starburst Fruit Chews, 8 chews...3.5
Sugar Babies, 2 snack size pouches...4.5
Sugar Daddy Pops, 3...3.5
Sweet Tarts, 2 rolls...1
Three Musketeers, 2 fun size bars...4
Tootsie Roll, 2 snack bars...2
Tootsie Roll Midgets, 6 pieces..3.5
Tootsie Roll Pops, Each pop...1
Twix, (mini size) Each...1
Twix, Each snack size bar...2
Twix, Regular Size, Each (2) pack...7
Twizzlers, Pull-n-Peel Cherry Candy, 3 pieces...2.5
Twizzlers, Strawberry Twist, 4 twist...2.5
Werther's Original, 3 pieces...1
Whoppers Malted Milk Balls, 2 snack size pouches...5
Wonka Nerds Gumball, Each..1
Wonka Shock Tarts Gumball, Each...1
Wrigley's Chewing Gum, 5 pieces...1
York Peppermint Patties, 3 patties...3

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3 comments:

  1. when I was doing weight watchers, Id usually try to stick to the tootsie pops and twizzlers! Now im trying the low-carb thing and I cant eat ANYTHING with sugar :-(
    so far so good, but we'll see if I make it through the weekend of horrors! good luck to you too!

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  2. Is everyone except me celebrating halloween?
    I'm glad I am not lol. sounds like candy death fest!

    Way to go you for encouraging a point friendly halloween. i likes it.

    Need to see the costume.

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  3. Thank you so much for posting this, I'm back on the Weight Watchers bandwagon and this is such a huge help :)

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