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

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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.

100 calories of easter candy

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Julia Calderone

I'm a former scientist, using words and an audio recorder as my new research tools to untangle the health and food issues that matter most to consumers. I live in Brooklyn, N.Y., where I cook as much as possible. You can find me in the grocery aisle scrutinizing the fine print of every food item I put into my cart. Follow me on Twitter @juliacalderone.