It wouldn’t be an official Valentine’s Day without a wee bit of indulgence. Have treats in healthful moderation and beware of some common high-calorie, high-fat culprits. Satisfy your sweet tooth by choosing the best of the best…rich, gourmet dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more) or a luscious chocolate-dipped strawberry. A little bit of the good stuff will go a long way!
Cupid’s Delightfully Low-Cal Picks
Dark chocolate-dipped strawberry (1) = 48 calories, 2g fat
Hershey’s dark chocolate kisses (2) = 50 calories, 2g fat
2-3 squares 70% dark chocolate (Dagoba, Green & Black’s, Plantation) = 70 calories, 3-4g fat
Chocolate molten cake w. vanilla ice cream (1 piece, from a nation-wide restaurant chain) = 1270 calories, 62g fat!!!
Provided by Heather Bauer, a Registered Dietician (RD) specializing in the interrelation between eating habits, metabolism, and lifestyle. Visit nu-train for more tips and tricks and sign up for her monthly newsletter.
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