Which Halloween Candy Is Healthier?
Almond Joy or Mounds?
The better choice: It’s a tie between the two.
In terms of nutritional stats, these chocolate-and-coconut babies are basically twins, weighing in at 80 calories per fun-size bar with an equivalent amount of fat (4.5 grams), saturated fat (3 grams), and carbohydrates (10 grams) Of course, the Almond Joy sports those healthy nuts, but, you know, sometimes you just don’t feel like one.
A healthier alternative: Go for an old-fashioned coconut macaroon, recommends Laura Garrett, RD, a diabetes educator in northern New Jersey and the owner of Realtime Nutrition Inc. “If you look at the fat and sugar, they are probably equal, but the macaroons are made with egg whites, which offer you a little protein.”
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