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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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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
12/21/2012 11:26:05 AM

MUGGLEZ's SparkPage
Calories mean nothing... factor in sugar grams, carbs, fibre means more than calories.
PEACENCARROTS
12/21/2012 9:21:16 AM

Thanks for giving some yummy suggestions everyone!
12/21/2012 8:00:14 AM

ROBERTA615's SparkPage
I like to add some raw cacao powder into plain Greek yogurt and a little stevia...some frozen banana too! Very satisfying!
FREEBASS
12/21/2012 7:35:24 AM

I have tried many of the options listed here, telling myself, for example, that I could have one skinny cow ice cream, or a few candy kisses, or one granola bar. For those of us whose issues with food run deeper, these "options" are dangerous. They feed into an addiction that tells us that we don't have an addiction. And for me, cumpulsive overeating is an addiction. These suggestions are for people that have an emotional barometer that I don't have. When I stay away from the stuff they suggest, I don't want it after a while, and when I indulge, it's as if I'm giving myself a dose of poison. A sad reality, but a true one.
12/21/2012 6:03:41 AM

TORTISE110's SparkPage
Chocolate vitamuffin tops!
12/21/2012 2:51:56 AM

FIREFLY4407's SparkPage
I agree with the person who mentioned the pretzel M&Ms as a good choice, and I also personally like the Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds 100 Calorie Packs.
9/24/2012 7:14:08 PM

JOYVERB's SparkPage
Nutella on a graham cracker!

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