So it’s been a few days, and so far, I’m sticking to my New Year’s resolution to eat better. It’s around this time when I
usually sabotage my efforts by giving myself a “reward,” in the form of a tasty treat, for staying on track. That usually
involves a decadent chocolate dessert that doesn’t exactly fit under the healthy-eating umbrella.
It turns out that having a little treat is one of the
secrets to losing weight
. So this year I’m letting myself have some mini chocolate
, but I’m going to be responsible by sticking to a 100-calorie limit. The recipes I’m treating myself to are
all super-chocolaty—enough to curb my craving, but not bust my diet.
(76 calories for 2 bites) Dip bite-size pieces of brownie into melted chocolate for an easy treat to satisfy
your chocolate craving.
Chocolate Nut Bark
(74 calories) Use your favorite combination of
nuts to make this quick and easy chocolate nut bark.
(100 calories) Kids will love dipping bananas in melted chocolate and rolling them in coconut to make this
tasty frozen treat.
Thick & Rich Hot
(98 calories) Rich, creamy and thick enough that you may want to scoop it with a spoon, this European-style
drinking chocolate is something different from the usual hot cocoa. Serve it in a demitasse or espresso cup for an elegant