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Give In To Your Chocolate Craving


Giving in to a chocolate craving doesn’t have to sabotage your weight-loss efforts. In fact, enjoying chocolate in moderation, especially antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, has been linked to better moods, decreased stroke risk, and improved heart health.

The next time a chocolate craving strikes you, try one of these lower calorie chocolate treats.

Dark chocolate 

2 squares = ~140 calories

Be sure to check the label so you don’t over-indulge.

To reap the health benefits of chocolate, choose dark varieties. The health benefits are greater with a higher the cocoa content.

Choose types with at least 65% cacao.

Emerald Cocoa-Roasted Almonds

1 oz = 150 calories or 100 calorie packs

Light chocolate soy milk

1 cup = 90 calories

No-sugar-added chocolate pudding

4 oz = 60-70 calories, depending on brand

Skinny cow fudge bar

1 bar = 100 calories

Special K chocolately delight cereal

¾ cup + ½ cup skim milk = 160 calories

Kashi dark chocolate coconut bar

1 bar = 120 calories

Chocolate graham crackers

2 whole crackers = 130 calories

Homemade hot chocolate

1 cup = 100 calories

Put 1 Tbsp cocoa powder into a mug.

Heat 1 cup of skim milk in microwave for 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.

Gradually add hot milk to cocoa in mug, stirring until well blended.

Stir in ¼ tsp vanilla extract and 1-2 packets of sugar substitute, or to taste.

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