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27 Sensible Ways to Satisfy Your Chocolate Cravings

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


2/12/2012 7:26:31 PM

JEANNINEMM68's SparkPage
Love these hints. I really like the fiber one bars and the hot chocolate.
2/12/2012 12:52:36 PM

Many of the homemade suggestions, I would support. A lot of the suggestions however include preprocessed junk food. I suggest chocolate nibs or a square or two of dark, dark chocolate.
2/12/2012 12:11:25 PM

I love my hot chocolate in the winter and the chocolate almonds I just discovered and they are wonderful. Fulfills me in so many levels... mmm good!
2/12/2012 12:01:26 PM

I agree with the Cocoa Almonds! They have that "richness" to them from the dark chocolate and nuttiness that really satisfies. A half-serving (6-8 almonds) is less than 100 calories, plus gives you heart-healthy fat and protein.

I keep a bag of Dove Dark Chocolate Promises for my daily "sweet treat." If you just nibble at it, it can last a few minutes and the creamy taste hits the spot. They're nearly impossible to eat on a whim if you keep them in the fridge or freezer!

If I have extra calories to meet in a day, I like to mix up a smoothie with some combination of yogurt, milk, frozen banana/other fruit, peanut butter, etc. and a Tb of cocoa powder. I feel like I'm drinking a fatty milk-shake!
2/12/2012 11:00:49 AM

Some of these are good suggestions... Some of these are so processed I wouldn't touch them with a 10-foot pole!

I second the comment about Emerald cocoa almonds -- they're absolutely delicious! You can make them at home easily with a pound of raw almonds, one egg white, cocoa powder, and maybe some kind of powdered sweetener.

Green & Black's also makes fabulous dark chocolate that I've been able to find in single-serving bars -- a good thing, since a large bar is usually 2 1/2 servings and I have to at least split it with hubby so I don't eat the whole thing.

My other recent favorite is Back to Nature's Pacific Heights blend "trail mix" (I use that term loosely here). Dark chocolate covered almonds, sea salt almonds, and dried cherries. The only problem is that one bag has 9 servings, which means each serving is literally about 7 pieces. But I would rather have just 7 of those pieces than a chocolate rice cake!

What I do like on the list: Jocalat Lara bars -- they taste like brownies! Chocolate soy milk (I would pick some alternative other than soy, but almond, rice and coconut all have their chocolate option). Kashi cookies, although I would never be able to eat just one! Chocolate chips in yogurt. Edy's Slow-Churned ice cream, especially now that you can find single-serving tubs in your grocery store. Chocolate-covered raisins.

But the chocolate chip Pillsbury crescent roll? Fail-sauce, guys. Fail.
2/12/2012 10:27:29 AM

ANDROMEDA1967's SparkPage
I have also had cereal in hot chocolate to fix my chocolate craving
2/12/2012 9:58:34 AM

MIZLIZ8's SparkPage
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds. Almonds dusted with dark cocoa powder that have only 150 calories in a one oz serving. I know its more than a 60 cal rice cake but there's a lot more nutrition in nuts.
2/12/2012 9:20:22 AM

GINAV2's SparkPage
There's a lot of highly processed junk in that list... don't underestimate the power of a small square or two of high quality dark chocolate! Rich, satisfying, low calorie, no-frills, and chock full of antioxidants.
2/12/2012 8:54:36 AM

4A-HEALTHY-BMI's SparkPage
Can't have boxes of anything in the house or freezer. When it comes to treats I just don't seem to be able to stop at just one.

So when I have the rare craving for chocolate I hit up the bulk aisle of the grocery store and buy the smallest possible amount I can of whatever it is I want. That way there isn't more tempting me after it's gone.
2/12/2012 4:58:20 AM

145HEALTHY's SparkPage
Thanks for the lifesavers. Off to the market to stock up before the next chocolate attack. :)
11/22/2011 3:01:17 PM

I love plain cocoa nibs! They are pure chocolate, no sugar and full of antioxidents. a few bites satisfies my cravings everytime! It is a very strong flavour and if you're used to the processed chocolate it will take time to adjust to the natural taste but it is totally worth it. I usually throw a handful into my trail mix (homemade, organic), grind them with my coffee beans in the morning or just snack on a few when a craving hits. They are awesome!
5/28/2011 12:07:59 AM

what i love are attune chocolate bars - 80-90 calories, so they're small portions, but they taste really good and satisfy my chocolate cravings! the first bite tastes a bit different, but the rest tastes like chocolate. but the real kicker is it has tons of probiotics, like yogurt, but the fact that it's a solid food means that more of the probiotics actually make it to your intestines! yay healthy chocolate
6/13/2010 7:13:23 AM

I mixed cocoa powder (for baking) into a serving of non-fat was really good.
5/20/2010 11:53:57 PM

BIGTOSS03's SparkPage
Looking at this list I'd probably only try 20 because there are a few items that the taste interferes with the eating experience.
5/20/2010 6:02:20 AM

Getting your chocolate fix is fine and good, but read labels....most of those low calorie treats are lo fat, but high in sugar!!! I am floored to read the labels on those goodies to find so much sugar. I am trying to avoid sugar.

If I need chocolate, one or 2 hershey's kisses satisfies....course, can't bring them into the house!!!!

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