Get the Skinny on Good-For-You Valentine’s Gifts!
Valentine’s Day is Friday, so today we’re Getting the Skinny Day on 5 good-for-you Valentine’s gifts that will really show how much you care!
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almond Bark by Carolyn Ketchum|All Day I Dream About Food
- Low carb, gluten free, no sugar added
- Made with Swerve Sweetener, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa powder, cocoa butter…
- Per serving: 144 calories, 5 grams carbohydrate, 0 added sugar
- 70% cocoa, organic, vegan, created by Registered Dietitian Nichole Dandrea
- Ingredients: 70% organic chocolate, organic coconut milk, organic agave nectar…
- Nutrition info per truffle: 45 cals, 2.5 grams carbs, 1.5 gram fiber, 1 gram sugar
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- Melt one unsweetened bakers’s chocolate bar + one tablespoon Swerve in a mini slow cooker
- Dip with any variety of fresh fruit (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries)
Flourless zucchini brownies:
- Adapted from http://www.delightedmomma.com/2012/05/flourless-zucchini-brownies.html
- Substituted Swerve for honey
- Per serving: 155 calories, 11 grams carbs, 9 grams sugar
Blackberry Merlot Granita – adapted from Cooking Light
Makes 4 servings
4 cups fresh blackberries
¾ cup water
½ cup Swerve Sweetener
½ cup merlot
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 (3 inch) cinnamon stick
Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, let stand 15 minutes. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl, reserving soaking liquid (don’t press the berries). Reserve berries for another use. Pour mixture into 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish. Cover and freeze until partially frozen, about 2 hours.
Scrape mixture with a fork, crushing any lumps. Freeze for 3 hours or until completely frozen, scraping with a fork every hour. Remove from freezer, scrape mixture with a fork until fluffy.
Per serving: 90 calories, 39 grams carbohydrates, 8 grams sugar (all naturally-occurring sugar)