Easter is the second most candy-filled holiday (behind Halloween), and chances are you'll be faced with one of the 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies or 16 billion jelly beans made each year. So how do you enjoy these holiday treats without wrecking your diet? Marissa Lippert, RD, author of The Cheater's Diet, helps us sift through the Easter basket to hunt down the ridiculously healthy (well, as healthy as candy gets) and just plain ridiculous options.
Peeps may not be terrible if you look at just the calories (each one has about 30), but they contain one main ingredient--sugar. "They're sugar dense and you can pop several of them very quickly," Lippert says, explaining why they can be dangerous to your diet.
Ridiculously Healthy: Hollow Dark Chocolate Bunnies
Dark chocolate is a heart helper--ounce for ounce, dark chocolate has 5 times as many antioxidants as blueberries. Just be sure to ditch the solid bunnies in favor of hollow varieties, which