Tag: sweets

Smarter Candy Picks?

by in Robin's Healthy Take, August 10, 2013

chocolates
Call me crazy, but I start thinking about Halloween in August. Not the costumes, the candy. I’m a self-professed candy junkie, and it turns out, I’m not alone. The good news is, some candy choices are a little better than others.

Chocolate
For chocolate lovers, the darker the better (and the higher the percentage of cacao, the better). Dark chocolate has less sugar, is often dairy-free, and is rich in antioxidants that may reduce blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular disease. Add a few nuts, and you get an extra boost of protein; a few raisins, and you ramp up fiber and antioxidants. Add a little mint, and you have a refreshing treat with little fat. When choosing milk-chocolate varieties, opt for fillings that are light and airy over those that are thick and dense.

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But I Just Want Some Chocolate!?!

by in Healthy Tips, April 12, 2010
Cheesecake Brownies
Cheesecake Brownies, Lightened Up

I admit it — I’m a full-fledged chocoholic! If there are treats on the table, I’ll always go for anything with chocolate. Fellow chocolate lovers, rejoice: Small amounts of the sweet stuff can easily be part of a healthy diet. Learn our tricks to satisfy your chocolate cravings without going overboard.

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Spotlight Recipes: 5 Easy Holiday Sweets

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, November 18, 2009

Ginger Cookies
What’s a holiday gathering without sweets? With party season just around the corner, we’ve dipped into our Healthy Eats recipe collection and brought out some desserts that showcase the flavors of fall. Serve these at your next shindig or tote them along to a party.