The Scariest Halloween Treats
These high-calorie Halloween goodies can be deadly to your diet.
Fattening Halloween Treat No. 5: Seasonal Milkshakes and Ice Cream
Ice cream gets a Halloween makeover with the Halloween Popping Candy
Milkshake at Steak & Shake, weighing in at 875 calories and 32 grams of fat
-- more than a meal's worth of fat and calories. An 8-ounce serving of Cold
Stone Creamery pumpkin ice cream has 454 calories and 25 grams of fat.
Not to be outdone, Dairy Queen boasts a large pumpkin pie Blizzard with
1,080 calories and 40 grams fat -- which would take an adult roughly two hours
of jogging to burn off.
Forego these fatty treats and enjoy a small portion of simple ice cream
without all the add-ins, or try frozen yogurt. You can enjoy a half-cup of any
of Edy's slow-churned ice creams for under 150 calories.
"Portion control is how you can have your cake and eat it too," says
Fattening Halloween Treat No. 6: Popcorn Balls
Popcorn is a whole grain and can be a nutritious snack, but when you add
syrup, it becomes a calorie-laden, gooey mess. Instead of popcorn balls, try a
100-calorie snack pack of kettle corn. It's portion controlled and has a little
sweetness that will satisfy.
Fattening Halloween Treat No. 7: Caramel Apples
Apples are great sources of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but when you coat
them in caramel and nuts, you can end up with a 500-calorie treat. It's best to
eat apples plain and if you need something sweet, dip apple slices in a little
peanut butter for a snack with staying power. Another option is to dip apple
slices in a small portion of low-fat caramel sauce.