Worst: Cadbury Crème Egg from The Worst Easter Candies and Alternatives That Are Healthier
The Worst Easter Candies and Alternatives That Are Healthier
Worst: Cadbury Crème Egg
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1 Cadbury Crème Egg has 150 calories and 6 grams of fat. They have high-fructose corn syrup and according to Shape, one Cadbury Crème Egg is “equivalent to what the American Heart Association considers an entire day’s worth of sugar (20g or 5 teaspoons of sugar).”
Instead: Dark chocolate
Dark chocolate has high coca content; it has a good amount of fiber and provides a powerful source of antioxidants. According to Authority Nutrition, a “study showed that cocoa and dark chocolate contained more antioxidant activity, polyphenols and flavanols than other fruits they tested, which included blueberries and Acai berries.”
Worst: Pastel Jordan Almonds
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The top layer of these almonds are coated with sugar! According to Calorie Count, 15 Pastel Jordan Almonds have 180 calories, 8g of fat, 28g of carbohydrates and 24g of sugar.
Instead: Plain roasted almonds
Worst: Fluffy Stuff Cotton Tails
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Most of us love cotton candy; the sweet and fluffy ball of air that melts in your mouth. If eating it at a fair wasn’t bad enough, Fluffy Stuff Cotton Tails come in a bag and is a huge no, no. You’d be better off eating a spoonful of sugar!
Worst: Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny
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¼ of a Russell Stover solid milk chocolate bunny is 220 calories, 12g of total fat and 25mg of sodium (Calorie Count). Stay far away from milk chocolate. Most brands contain trans fats and hydrogenated fats, both which have been linked to serious health illnesses such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
Instead: Hollow Chocolate Bunny
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We understand its Easter and you still need to get your chocolate fix. So how about opting for a hollow chocolate bunny instead? They are still high in calories, but you will end up consuming less chocolate because the inside isn’t solid.
Worst: Hard Candies
Hard candies are bad for your teeth and coated with excessive sugar. According to Health, “hard candy dissolves slowly and saturates your mouth for several minutes at a time, giving bacteria more time to produce harmful acid.” Not to mention, if you bite down wrong you can potentially crack your teeth.
Instead: Jelly beans
Satisfy your sweet tooth with jelly beans that have natural flavorings. Not only are they easy on your teeth, but according to examiner.com, “it has been proven that a handful of jelly beans will deliver a quick mood boost and give you energy. You don't have to feel guilty because jelly beans have just four calories each and zero fat.”
Worst: Peanut Butter Egg
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“Just one peanut butter egg contains 10 grams of fat and 15 grams of sugar (Live Strong).” Contrary to what you may believe about peanut butter, most brands have sugar and other harmful things. Authority Nutrition explains, peanut butter “is a potential source of aflatoxins and contains very high amounts of a fatty acid that most people are eating too much of and is associated with harmful effects in the long run.”
Instead: Dark Chocolate Covered Peanuts
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Crunchy peanuts covered in delicious dark chocolate is sure to satisfy your craving. As mentioned earlier, dark chocolate has amazing health benefits and according to Diet Rebel, “peanuts contain resveratrol, plant sterols, and other phytochemicals which research is indicating have cardio-protective and cancer inhibiting properties.”
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Instead: Marshmallow Egg
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