It’s finally October known as Halloween month and the hardest task will be to stay on track with our diet, but this does not mean you can’t have a cheat meal once in a while.
My favorite place in October to have a cheat meal is Disneyland. During Halloween time at Disneyland there are so many treats that are hard to resist. From Mickey shaped pumpkin beignets to Minnie Mouse themed candy apples to Cruella De Vil brownies and Mickey shaped macarons. These treats are worth the indulgence.
If you really want to cheat on your diet, the Mickey pumpkin beignet is the perfect treat with approximately 290 calories for one beignet. One order comes with three, so if you eat the three beignets it is approximately 870 calories. These are decadent due to the pumpkin puree filling and sprinkled powdered sugar.
The second treat with the highest calories is the Minnie Mouse themed candy apple with approximately 275 calories. This apple is coated in milk chocolate, halfway dipped with white chocolate that is rolled into purple sprinkles and orange fondant circles pasted on top of sprinkles. The ears are two chocolate-dipped marshmallows and topped with a chocolate molded purple witch hat and orange bow. The calories are high, so if you do not feel comfortable devouring the entire apple, you may share it or eat half and save the rest for later.
Cruella De Vil brownie is also a cheat meal because it is approximately 254 calories. This Halloween brownie is a fudgy brownie that is topped with white and black cream cheese buttercream. It is not too sweet, so if you do not have much of a sweet tooth this may be the choice for you.
However, the Mickey mummy macaron is a lighter choice with approximately 182 calories. It consists of two Mickey-shaped vanilla macarons coated in white chocolate. A cookies and cream frosting sandwiched between both macarons pours out as you take a bite.
During this Halloween trip you may eat as much as you weigh, but do not worry because one day of guilty pleasures will not make you gain weight. Instead of feeling guilty, continue your day at the park because let’s face it with the amount of walking you do at the park you will burn those calories before you head back to your car.
Put on your Halloween Mickey ears, grab your candy apple, take photos with the enormous pumpkin in the middle of Main Street and enjoy your day because every diet deserves a break.