Cadbury Creme Eggs, Peeps, Robin’s Eggs: We love you. But you pack quite the caloric punch. Figure out what it’ll take to burn off those Easter season indulgences before you hit the candy aisle.
*Calories burned based on a 135-pound woman.
Cadbury Creme Egg: 150 calories (1 egg)
This classic Easter treat packs 6 grams of fat and 20 grams of sugar into one little egg. (Thanks, irresistible cream filling!). Indulge, then grab a partner and burn off those cals with a 30-minute game of doubles tennis.
Original Peeps: 140 calories (5 yellow chicks)
The good news here is that Peeps have no fat content —but five of the little guys (a serving size) have 34 grams of sugar (ouch). If you’re headed to the gym, hop on the rower — 20 minutes of moderate rowing will burn those cals off.
Milk Chocolate-Covered Peeps: 110 calories (1 chick)
These individually wrapped candies get a plus for built-in serving size. And 3 grams of fat and 14 grams of sugar isn’t SO bad. Burn off the cals with a 30-minute brisk walk (hey, you can do that during your lunch break).
Cadbury Mini Eggs: 190 calories (12 pieces)
With that coated hard-candy shell and creamy milk chocolate inside, there’s really no way to say no to these gems. A dozen pieces is a satisfying serving size, but it packs in 8 grams of fat and 27 grams of sugar. Burn off the calories with a 30-minute run/walk, like one of these non-boring treadmill workouts.
Sweetarts Chicks, Ducks and Bunnies: 50 calories (10 pieces)
Like most fruity candies, these cuties have no fat, although a serving does have 12 grams of sugar. The good news? About 30 minutes of gentle yoga burns nearly 80 calories, so if you have a few more pieces than the serving size (those bunnies are so friggin’ adorable!), you’re still good.
M&Ms Bunny Mix: 210 calories (1.5 ounces or about 1/4 cup)
Gotta love those pastel colors and bunny ears on these special-edition candies. A small handful has 9 grams of fat and 26 grams of sugar, so put on those running shoes: A 25-minute run at a 12-minute mile pace should burn off those cals.
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Eggs: 200 calories (7 pieces)
There’s something so fun about peeling off the pretty foil on these little guys. (We remain hopeful that this action also burns cals, but it’s doubtful). Hide seven pieces in an Easter egg and get a surprise that includes 12 grams of fat and 22 grams of sugar. A 30-minute elliptical workout at a moderate pace should burn the cals off.
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SOURCE: FOX News, Self.com