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Dark Chocolate

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Three wrapped squares of Lindt 70% cacao : 90 calories. These come in bags of 30 squares, and most of the time I have just one. After my gym workout. So that's thirty calories. Or maybe two: sixty calories. ( I like the 85% too, but haven't seen the bags of 85% squares recently).

So chocolaty. The flavour lingers. Waaay more satisfying than a candy bar. Which has a whole lot more calories, more fat, more sugar, and less food value.

Because the dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, too.

An extra spoonful of plain cocoa powder stirred into a mug of light hot chocolate adds 5 calories. That's all. But really improves the taste.

And how come nobody makes chocolate yogourt? Cocoa and Splenda added to plain Greek yogourt: great stuff!

It's a rare day at my place that goes by without chocolate!
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  • no profile photo CD10585859
    Love it, thanks for the tip! Have you tried the new cream cheese chocolate flavour... I'll try the yogurt idea, sounds yummy. Everything in moderation is a good way to go. Incidentally I just got a book called, But I Deserve That Chocolate, so this tip fits in perfectly! Just a little bit goes a long way.

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    Comment edited on: 9/7/2013 4:36:45 PM
    I know if I have a good quality chocolate, a little bit satisfies.
    2401 days ago
    Chocolate yogurt = great idea!! If you can't get Dannon to market it, maybe you've just come up with your retirement business project. Although I quite like dark chocolate, I have to admit that it tempts me to have more and more and sometimes I'm just better off not starting. Have to feel really in control to have one. Glad you can handle a small amount; I've read that is the really healthy way to do it!! -Marsha
    2401 days ago
    tried them but I can take chocolate or leave it. Probably in the minority emoticon still good to know.
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  • no profile photo CD4357551
    I love chocolate as well but I just have to say no to it because there is no way I will ever stop at just a little bit.

    I do congratulate everyone of you that can limit you intake.

    Keep up the great work and do enjoy the fall. It's my favorite time of year as well.


    2402 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Here's a fav of mine.
    Easy Chocolate Chia Pudding
    1 cup of your favorite vegan milk
    1-2 Tbsp cacao powder
    1-2 Tbsp chia seeds (or more to your preference)
    1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    a bit of your favorite sweetener (to taste).
    Stir well and let it soak in the fridge for a couple of hours. The result is almost like a tapioca pudding.

    2402 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/5/2013 9:20:33 AM
    I am so glad to be back and catching up. Chocolate yogurt. Love that idea. Hope you're doing great. Smiles! CJ
    2403 days ago
    I had not thought of adding cocoa to my yogurt. That is a great idea. I savor chocolate covered almonds for a snack. Enjoy your chocolate today!
    2403 days ago
    It's a food group you know!
    2403 days ago
    I have been eating FF, SF fudgesicles @ 40 calories.
    But there is no nutritional value in there........well, I gotta admit, I really haven't looked!

    2403 days ago
    My "treat" is two dove dark chocolate squares. A little bit of good chocolate goes a long way!

    2403 days ago
    emoticon LOVE Your Snacks!! I may have to try the Chocolate Yogurt, I never thought of that!!

    emoticon Chocolate -- especially Dark Chocolate has a place in any Healthy Diet/Life Style -- Unless you have an Allergy or it is a Trigger Food.
    2403 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Unfortunately, with chocolate & chips, my resolve to eat healthy disintegrates!
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    2403 days ago
    I never eat chocolate at all, but I may have to look for the Lindt chocolates! At least I'll discover if I have the willpower to only eat one or two at a time.
    2403 days ago
    YES to dark dark dark chocolate! And YES to small amounts (preferably every day)!!!

    Have you tried the 99%? Amazing stuff - the black coffee of chocolate!
    2403 days ago
    Wow- I learn so much here every day.
    2403 days ago
    Honestly... I have done that with Greek Yogurt, too... YUM!
    2403 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Lindt is my favorite too. I have to get the bars because I haven't seen the individual squares. I was able to limit myself to one a day, but started having more so have stopped getting them for now. I was getting the 90% cocoa.
    A shot of real chocolate a day is good for what ails you ;)
    2403 days ago
  • DALID414
    I LOVE Lindt!! I get a big bar of the spicy dark chocolate, one square is more than enough. SO good! emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 9/4/2013 8:32:59 PM
    I love chocolate, too. I found 85% dark chocolate squares (Ghirardelli) at the Giant Grocery Store today.
    2403 days ago
    I am sooo with you on the chocolate! The cocoa powder I use has more calories (30 calories per tablespoon - 7g), but also has 15% RDA of iron and a gram of fibre --- add that to your yogurt with some fruit or berries (so the Vitamin C helps with the absorbtion of iron) and it's a healthy and fabulous treat!

    I also make hot cocoa with warmed skim milk, 2 Tbsp of cocoa powder, and a teaspoon of maple sugar --- tastes much better than any mix I've ever tried.

    Chocolate really is one of the required food groups in this house...
    2403 days ago
  • 144AUTUMN
    Love it!
    2403 days ago
    Oh, I agree about the Lindt square! One 85% square is SOOO satisfying! And I too make chocolate yogurt! But I never thought of adding cocoa to hot chocolate - sounds yummy!
    2403 days ago
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