Tip #1 – Snack size for portion control
The perfect size to take with you when a snack attack strikes is a small snack package size such as Peanut M&M’s in the small single serve bag. The healthy fats from the peanuts combined with the sweetness of the chocolate will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Tip #2 – Peppermint Patties
The scent of peppermint can help reduce anxiety, and promote a feeling of calm. The candy is typically lower in calorie than other candy options out there.
Tip #3 – Lollipops
Two great take aways about lollipops – they take longer to eat, and many are now available in lower sugar and natural sugar sources and you can purchase dye free candy. Two pluses for the lollipop!
Tip #4 – Gummy Bears
Similar to the lollipop – there are many healthier fruit snack and gummy snack options that are from more natural ingredients and dye free.
Tip #5 – Natural Low-Sugar or Sugar-Free Gum
So many natural candy options are available today in your grocery store. Choosing to snack on gum is a great way to curb hunger and keep your mouth busy when a sweet tooth strikes.
Tip #6 – Chocolate Covered Raisins or Other Dried Fruit
Choose a dried fruit that you and your family likes and make it a treat when covered in chocolate. Want lower sugar? Select a dried fruit that is less “treated” and no sugar added. Also dark chocolate will have less sugar compared to milk or white chocolate.
Tip #7 – Caramel
Kids and adults love to dip! Melt caramel candies collected from Trick-or-Treating and use it as a dip for sliced apples or other fruits.