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27 Sensible Ways to Satisfy Your Chocolate Cravings

Better-for-You Chocolate Treats for 60-160 Calories

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7/8/2013 9:05:14 AM

ALLABOUTLOVE's SparkPage
Real chocolate is not the enemy here, everyone! Try eating one small square of 70% cacao chocolate. That is enough to satisfy the craving without busting the calorie count. It contains nutrients not found in the mentions choices above.
7/8/2013 8:14:32 AM

TRENTDREAMER's SparkPage
These sound like really good ideas. I like a lot of the DIY recipes and some of the healthier store bought options are more accessible to me now that I can eat chocolate in moderation.

Why Hershey's though for the DIY melt in the microwave ones? Is it just a suggestion or does it actually work better?
7/8/2013 6:25:52 AM

GLORIAMAJDI's SparkPage
I know that I am an oddity, but I am not that keen on chocolate. I do love brownies though, and they are something that I don't even dare have in the house because I would eat the whole pan! But for those times when I do want to eat chocolate, one of those tiny pieces of Dove chocolate will completely satisfy me.
3/26/2013 10:58:00 AM

ROBBIEY's SparkPage
These all sound great.
I plan to try most of them.
I am not a chocolate lover, but I do indulge from time to time.
2/20/2013 12:20:21 AM

MISTYRIOS's SparkPage
OMG I wanna try them all!
MELI009
2/19/2013 1:29:15 PM

im going to see how well this works out all sound like good ideas to get your chocolate fix
2/10/2013 9:17:54 AM

MBV464's SparkPage
A great chocolate treat for me is a haf serving (1 bar) of moser roth chili dark european chocotates from Aldis. No other dark chocolate works for me. Any other types I just want more. I break the bar in small pieces before I open it and savor every bite.
2/9/2013 10:06:52 PM

FISHER011's SparkPage
Great info! Yummy! I can actually have chocolate & not deprive myself! Thanks
2/9/2013 9:36:39 AM

ICANDOIT1220's SparkPage
Sometimes when I "try" to substitute a low-cal sugary treat/craving for what I really want, CHOCOLATE, it's not really successful. I still want CHOCOLATE, the real thing. I think some of the suggested substitutes are actually pretty good, but if I'm in the wrong frame of mind, I can end up eating too many of the substitutes, or end up eating CHOCOLATE AND the low cal option too. Some of us still struggle in spite of the other options. One solution I have found personally is to eat 14-20 Nestle dark chocolate chips to satisfy my craving. It's good chocolate and if I eat 3 at a time and really taste them, it usually works!
12/24/2012 8:32:00 PM

CLAYLADY001's SparkPage
Let 's see, I too love chocolate so far everyone has their favorite and that I can understand.I used to love the Jello chocolate cups but one day found some ugly yuck in it so never ate it again.I love all kinds of chocolate and don't really have one favorite.I may try the chocolate cups again they look so good on the grocery shelves.My girlfriend made some chocolate chip cookies and I really did enjoy them.Hubby and I are trying to lose weight so we have to be very careful around chocolate. Shine on ,shine on chocolate moon up in the sky!
LHENDERSO
12/23/2012 9:53:28 PM

I have tried the Jello pudding one and that for sure is a true one. It helped me in losing 100 pounds by eating 1 or 2 when I had a chocolate craving combined with diet & exercise. Favorite ones are the prepackaged sugar free Jello pudding cups
-BENI-
12/23/2012 9:52:37 AM

Special K makes 100 calorie pastry crisps. There are two bars to a packet (50 calories each) They are yummy!
A tablespoon of dark morsels is 70 calories
Also a tablespoon of Nutella, a bit higher at 100 calories - but sometimes so worth it! :^)
GANERD
12/21/2012 9:18:46 PM

LOL !!! I'd rather eat the chocolate treats than some of the products you recommended. At least the chocolate treats don't contain a bunch of Genetically Modified poisons and artificial products, like Quaker, Kashi, and General Mills. Some of these contain up to 70%, GMO ingredients, high fructose corn syrup and harmful artificial sweeteners.

So, no thanks , I'll stick to dark chocolate sweetened with coconut sugar (low fructose, low glycemic), or stevia.
12/21/2012 7:23:12 PM

GARDENSTAR's SparkPage
one square of Baker's semi sweet baking chocolate contains 140 calories, and for me will satisfy an occasional chocolate craving better than the suggestions in the article. I seldom buy those products anyway.
A_CHARLEY
12/21/2012 4:26:12 PM

Try blending 1 banana, 1/2 cup coconut milk, and 1 tbs cocoa powder...add in a couple chopped almonds ...yummy

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