Chocolate 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Valentine's Day, February 13, 2012
Celebrate Valentine's Day with chocolate treats morning, noon and night.

Just a touch of chocolate is all you need to remind that special someone how you feel. This Valentine’s Day, enjoy any of these scrumptious chocolate delights morning, noon or night.

Breakfast
Start Valentine’s Day with chocolate-filled French toast. Even your kid will be shocked you served chocolate for breakfast! With only 1 teaspoon of bittersweet chocolate chips per serving, a little goes a long way.

Recipe: Chocolate and Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Afternoon Delight
Instead of the traditional chocolate-covered strawberries, make these chocolate-dipped clementines for your loved ones. They’ll be thankful for a delicious treat with only 44 calories per serving.

Recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Clementines

Dinner
Go savory with your chocolate in this roast beef recipe. Unsweetened natural cocoa powder is the secret ingredient.

Recipe: Roasted Beef Tenderloin With Rosemary, Chocolate and Wine Sauce

Dessert
Chocolate + cream cheese = the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert! Keep calories in check by using muffin tins to portion each one out.

Recipe: Individual Orange Chocolate Cheesecakes

Bedtime Snack
Cozy up to a cup of hot cocoa before bed. Want to kick it up a notch? Spike it with a splash of Kahlua or Bailey’s.

Recipe: Tyler’s Mexican Hot Chocolate

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Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »

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