October is probably best known for hoodies, pumpkin spice lattes, and Halloween candy. So. Much. Candy.
While some chocolate-covered raisins at the movies can’t hurt every now and again (raisins are fruit, right?), copious amounts of free peanut butter cups at every turn can really test our will power—and contribute to unhealthy weight gain.
Good news: Sweet treats that are high in protein and low in calories do exist. This year, fill your plastic pumpkin with these healthier twists on your favorite Halloween candies.
Love Candy-Coated Chocolate? Try Detour Lean Muscle Bites
Made with real M&Ms Minis, Detour Lean Muscle Bites pack five grams of protein and fiber-filled whole grain goodness—all while slashing sugar.
Just 80 calories a pop and individually wrapped, they’ll help you get your sweet fix without going overboard.
Love Gummies? Try SmartSweets Plant-Based Berry Sweet Fish
Get that fruity, gummy texture you crave with SmartSweet Plant-Based Berry Sweet Fish. These plant-based, high-fiber treats are free from artificial colors and naturally flavored. Now you can feel good about every fruity chew.
Love Cookies And Cream? Try Zenevo Cookies & Cream Protein Cups
Candy is officially an acceptable post-workout snack.
With 21 grams of protein per package, and real bits of chocolate cookies and cream, Zenevo’s Cookies & Cream Protein Cups are exactly what your taste buds called for this Halloween.
Love Coconut? Try Nutiva O’Coconut Lightly Sweetened Coconut Treat
If you go nuts for coconut candy, then Nutiva’s O’Coconut Lightly Sweetened Coconut Treat is calling your name. Each bite-sized piece is 60 calories and made from USDA Organic, fair-trade coconut for a treat you can surely feel good about.
Love CCaramel? Try Quest Chocolate Caramel Chunk Protein Bar
Imagine a caramel-infused chocolate bar that contains just one gram of sugar. And, it also happens to provide 20 grams of protein. Yeah, it’s real, and it’s the new Quest Chocolate Caramel Chunk Protein Bar. Pop the bar in your bag for whenever your sweet tooth strikes.
Love Peanut Butter Cups? Try One Bar Peanut Butter Cup Protein Bar
No pair compares to chocolate and peanut butter, and the One Bar Peanut Butter Cup Protein Bar really takes the cake (or peanut butter cup, in this case). Made with real peanuts and packing 20 grams of protein, it’s a satisfying alternative to that candy lying all around the office.
Love Wafers? Try Optimum Nutrition Chocolate Crème Protein Wafers
Craving a crispy, chocolate-covered wafer? Look no further than Optimum Nutrition Chocolate Crème Protein Wafers. These light protein snacks quickly squash any craving—and keep you satiated with 15 grams of protein.