Posts in category "chocolate"

Valentine's Day Recipes To Get You In The Mood!

Valentine's Day Recipes To Get You In The Mood!
There are two ways to look at Valentine’s Day: a cheesy Hallmark holiday, or just one more chance to celebrate your love with someone (or to celebrate being single, which can be fabulous as well). And while there are glitzy restaurants and Valentine’s Day specials, save your money and do something a bit different this... Read more »

3-Minute Dessert: Chocolate Panini!

3-Minute Dessert: Chocolate Panini!
When I lived in Paris (okay, it was only 5 weeks, but still…) there was a fabulous panini shop beside my apartment. Everyday, I would indulge in a foot-long panini, loaded with gobs of cheese, hunks of chicken and magical spices. The baguette had a crisp crust, but was chewy and fresh on the inside.... Read more »

Want to Get Healthy? Ask These Questions and Make a Plan!

Last night, as the snow drifted and never quite seemed to land, I relished the quiet solitude from my window… I could see the various Christmas trees across the street in the closest high rise and hear car tires scraping through thick, fresh ice on the street below. It is the week of Christmas, and... Read more »
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Healthy Pancakes 3 Ways!

Who doesn’t love pancakes? Spoiled by my mother’s own cinnamon buttermilk pancakes as a child, I have since been searching for healthy recipes that taste just as good as the real thing. By switching the milk, flour and buttermilk for healthier versions, you can slash calories and fat without sacrificing taste or flavor. Instead of... Read more »

10 Minute Flourless Cookies!

Playing on a recipe for almond butter cookies, I decided to substitute chunky natural peanut butter and sprinkle in some oats instead. Baking in 10 minutes, I served them to a friend, and she immediately said: “You should sell these! Seriously.” Perhaps the easiest cookies I’ve ever made (and with no flour), the batter consists... Read more »

Simplify Your Diet: 10 Super Foods to Eat Every Day!

In a world of infinite food choices, it can be an overwhelming experience just to step out your front door and come up with a proper course of action for the day. Pack on about a million restaurants and trillions of calories at our fingertips, and it’s sometimes easy to forget how to eat well.... Read more »
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What's For Dessert: Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

As Thanksgiving approaches, and appetites will soar, why not “treat” yourself with a healthy dessert that won’t destroy all of your hard work in the gym (yes, I am pretending you go to the gym)? These sweet, decadent treats only have 110 calories per cookie, 8 grams of healthy fat, just 3 grams of sugar,... Read more »

Snack on This: Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups!

When it comes time to snack (and you should be snacking mid-morning and mid-afternoon to keep blood sugar levels stable), sometimes fruit and nuts don’t always hit the spot. I’ve found that if you can “trick” your brain into thinking it’s eating something decadent, you’re bound to be slightly more satisfied. I’ve also found that if... Read more »

Top 5 "Healthy-ish" Halloween Candy!

The words “candy” and “healthy” don’t go together. There’s no such thing as a healthy candy, but there are better options than others when it comes to Halloween candy. While children will cram their faces with all kinds of manmade sweets tonight, hitting the ecstasy of a sugar high only to come crashing down, hard... Read more »
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Snack on This, Not That: Trade Pastries for Protein Bars!

On the step mill this morning, I was perusing an issue of Shape and stopped on an article about beating afternoon cravings. Around 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon, most of us need one of three things: a cup of coffee, a nap or a pastry. If you can take a nap, do it (studies... Read more »