What 100 Calories of Easter Candy Looks Like
Use this visual guide to help you enjoy a treat (or two or three) without going overboard
Easter candy is everywhere, and it's a big part of Americans' holiday celebration. Almost 90 percent of U.S. adults plan to buy Easter candy this year and spend an average of about $25 on it, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. That's a lot of chocolate eggs and jelly beans. And for people trying to avoid eating too many calories, that can be a problem.
Banning Easter baskets isn’t the solution. Portion control is. Pick one Easter candy you really like, eat about 100 calories’ worth—an amount of "fun" food that can fit into practically any diet—and take the time to really enjoy it. Use this handy visual guide to help you keep tabs on how much you’re eating without falling into a calorie-filled rabbit hole.