Easter is a few weeks away, which means Easter candy is already on the shelves of all our favourite food stores and convenience shops. Here is a snip-it from Women’s Health Magazine weighing in on alternate candy choices:
A Tisket, A Tasket
More than 90 million chocolate bunnies will make their way into Easter baskets this year. At more than 1,000 calories per jumbo hare, you would have to do a lot of hopping to burn one off. But dig through that shiny plastic grass and you might find an appealing alternative- just take a look at how other springtime sweets stack up:
150 calories: You can have one Cadbury Creme Egg or six rolls of Easter Smarties
180 calories: You can have two Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs or 22 jelly beans
270 calories: You can have a two ounce milk-chocolate bunny or 8.3 Marshmallow Peeps Bunnies
Want to burn off those extra snack calories?
To burn off one Cadbury Creme Egg, you could jump-rope for 15 minutes, or go for a 30 minute walk.
To burn off two Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, you could bike for 45 minutes, or take a 30 minute aerobics class.
To burn off a two ounce milk-chocolate bunny, you could pound on a punching bag for 45 minutes, or take a 60 minute power yoga class.