Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its way! (Isn’t that how the song goes? Anyone know what I’m talking about?) For today’s post, I decided to share an article I read on Fitsugar.com, What 100 Calories of Easter Candy Looks Like. Like all other major holidays, as a culture we celebrate with the three F’s- Family, Friends, and Food. A lot of us (like myself) are finally able to enjoy whatever it is they have given up for Lent. For me, that’s sweets, so today’s post is for those who will be reaching extra hard for their Easter basket, helping you understand how much you’re actually consuming after your Easter dinner. (Or all day, my inhibitions are thrown to the wind when it comes to Easter candy…very bad, I know).
To see the article in it’s entirety click the link above. To give you an idea of what you’ll find check out 100 calories worth of some Easter favorites-
3 1/2= 98 calories
Cadbury Mini Eggs (these things are my favorite!)
6= 96 calories
Reese’s PB Egg (better than the original PB cup in my own personal opinion)
2/3 of an egg= 113 calories
As depressing as this list may be, knowledge is power, and knowing just how much you’re eating in terms of anything, sweets especially, can help you from falling off the healthy wagon.
However, it is Easter, go ahead and have a whole Reese’s Egg. If you’re really struggling with what to do in terms of eating, go ahead and designate this as your “cheat day”. If you’re good all week, you’ll feel less guilty when you reach for a Reese’s Egg AND some Cadbury chocolatey-goodness.
Is this list helpful for you? What are some of your favorite Easter candies?