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Get Ready to Burn the Basket!

Step away from the bunny and put down the chicks! We did the math, and you may be surprised to know what kind of calorie punch these basket staples have …and what you’ll need to do to burn them off.

The calorie burn numbers below are estimated based on the weights of the “average” male (195 pounds) and female (166 pounds).

1. Cadbury Mini Crème Eggs®
There are 160 calories in a 4 egg serving of Cadbury’s Mini Crème Eggs.
Basketball (½ court):
Male (M) 18 Minutes
Female (F) 22 Minutes
Get ready to hit the half-court for a pick up game to burn these calories off!

2. Cadbury Crème Egg®
You might as well go big and unwrap just one! There are 180 calories in a single egg serving of Cadbury’s Crème Egg (1.2 oz).
Boxing, punching bag:
(M) 18 Minutes (M)
(F) 21 Minutes
You’ll be throwing some intense jabs and upper cuts to burn off these delectable calories.

3. Peeps®
Love them or hate them, there are 140 calories in a 5 chick serving of Peeps Marshmallow Chicks. (If you can eat just one, that’s only 28 calories.)
Bicycling indoors (stationary bike):
(M) 19 Minutes
(F) 22 Minutes
Pick your favorite color (they’ve expanded way beyond yellow and pink) and get ready to go for a spin to burn these sweet sugar-crusted treats off.

4. Jelly Belly® Jelly Beans
There are 140 calories in 1 serving of Jelly Belly the Original Gourmet Jelly Bean.
Elliptical Machine:
(M) 17 Minutes
(F) 20 Minutes
Those 35 beans will keep you in the groove with an elliptical cardio session!

5. Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs
There are 110 calories in a 1 egg serving of Russell Stover® Milk Chocolate Marshmallow Egg.
Golfing (no cart), caring clubs:
(M) 14 Minutes
(F) 16 Minutes
How many holes on the green will it take you to burn one of these?

6. Whoppers® Robin Eggs
There are 180 calories in the 8 piece serving of Whoppers Robin Eggs.
Tennis (singles):
(M) 16 Minutes
(F) 18 Minutes
Add a backspin on the spotted ball for this volley of calories.

Moving from the basket to the buffet:

7. Honey Baked Ham®
There are 125 calories in a 3 ounce serving of Honey Baked Ham.
Jogging:
(M) 12 Minutes
(F) 14 Minutes
Higher protein than all that candy, but it will still sending you jogging for a mile or two.

8. Scalloped Potatoes
There are 217 calories in 1 cup of scalloped potatoes.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:
20 Minutes
Maybe a wristlock will help you control your fork for this throw down.

9. Deviled Egg
There are 62 calories in one half of a large deviled egg.
Jumping Rope:
(M) 5 Minutes
(F) 7 Minutes
Increase your effort with some double unders to stomp off a few extra calories.

10. Rack of Lamb
There are 165 calories in 1 lamb rib, lean and fat eaten (Paleo plus protein here!).
CrossFit®:
49 Minutes
Of course, the calories burnt depend on what the WOD entails!

11. Strawberry Shortcake
There are 211 calories in 1 shortcake sponge with whipped cream and strawberries.
Walking (briskly):
(M) 37 Minutes
(F) 45 Minutes
If you skip the whipped cream, you could slice a minute or two off your walk time.

12. Carrot Cake
There are 326 calories in 1 piece of carrot cake (that’s 1/10 of a 1-layer, 8″ or 9″ diameter).
Running, at a pace of 6 mph/10 min mile:
(M) 22 Minutes
(F) 27 Minutes
Carrots and cake-you had hopes since it included a vegetable, but knew this calorie count wouldn’t bode well.



We’re not saying you can’t enjoy the treats of the season, just be aware how quick the calories can add up. (Kind of like rabbits in the spring.)

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Russell Wynter

Russell Wynter

Russell is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Master Trainer. He has 12+ years in the fitness industry doing everything from personal training and managing fitness departments to running clubs. In addition to being an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Russell holds advanced specializations from NASM as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Weight Loss Specialist, Behavior Change Specialist, MMA Conditioning Specialist, Golf Fitness Specialist and Group Personal Training Specialist. Russell is the co-owner of Madsweat in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he strives to impact lives on a daily basis.

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