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A Dietitian’s Halloween Candy Recommendation for Kids with Food Allergies

Consider purchasing YumEarth Organic Snack Pack Candies for handing out on Halloween.

Some of your little trick-or-treaters will have dangerous food allergies and a treat they can eat will be appreciated. YumEarth products are completely, allergen-free.

Another good reason to choose YumEarth is that they color their products with fruit and vegetable juices as well as other naturally occurring colors derived from roots – there is no artificial dye in our products. See this post for the dangers of artificial food color.

These are the candies that YumEarth has on Amazon that come in snack pack sizes. The last product is also gluten free.

This choice is gluten-free

 

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The Lowest Sugar Yogurts

The main offender that turns yogurt from a healthy food into an unhealthy one is added sugar.  In fact, many have more than 19 grams of sugar which is more sugar than a Dunkin Donuts chocolate donut.

Here are some of my favorite yogurts with the minimal added sugar.

Some of these are vanilla flavored and are enhanced by the addition of fresh fruit.

Open Nature Greek Yogurt, Non-fat, Lemon, 6 oz

CALORIES 130
FAT 0 G
SUGAR 13 G
PROTEIN 13 G

Wallaby Black Cherry, 6 oz.

CALORIES 140
FAT 2.5 G
SUGAR 10 G
PROTEIN 7 G

 Siggi’s Icelandic Style Strained Non-Fat Yogurt, Vanilla

CALORIES 100
FAT 0 G
SUGAR 9 G
PROTEIN 14 G

Chobani Simply 100 Greek Yogurt, Blueberry

CALORIES 100
FAT 0 G
SUGAR 8 G
PROTEIN 12 G

Icelandic Provisions Vanilla Skyr

CALORIES 120
FAT 2
SUGAR 11
PROTEIN 15

Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt, Vanilla

CALORIES 120
FAT 0
SUGAR 6
PROTEIN 15

Chobani Smooth Vanilla

CALORIES 120
FAT 2
SUGAR 14
PROTEIN 11

Chobani Raspberry on the Bottom 

CALORIES 120
FAT 0 G
SUGAR 16 G
PROTEIN 12 G
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Comparison of Regular Salad Dressing and Fat-Free Salad Dressing

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparison of Regular Salad Dressing and Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Calories Carbs Fat Sugars
Regular Italian Salad Dressing Wishbone, 2 Tbsp. 80 4g 7g 4g
Fat-Free Italian Salad Dressing Wishbone, 2 Tbsp. 15 3g 0g 2g
Regular Ranch Salad Dressing Hidden Valley, 2 Tbsp. 140 2 14 1
Reduced Fat Ranch Dressing Hidden Valley, 2 Tbsp. 80 3 7 2

Q: Should I avoid fat-free salad dressings? I heard that fat-free and reduced-fat salad dressings have extra sugar.

Sugar: There is minimal sugar in salad dressing. 1 teaspoon of sugar is 5 grams for reference. Note that the regular Italian dressing has more sugar than the fat-free. And the addition of 1 gram of sugar in the reduced fat ranch is negligible.

Calories: The regular dressing has 5 times more calories than the fat-free. Salad dressing is a caloric-dense food. The extra calories in salad dressings can add up quickly. Extra calories can accumulate to contribute to obesity.

Switching to a reduced fat or fat-free salad dressing reduces the fat and calories of a salad without increasing the amount of sugar and the overall reduction of calories when switching from regular to reduced fat dressing is significant.

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