Get the Skinny on Good-For-You Valentine’s Gifts!

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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



Nicobella Pure Cocoa Bliss Truffles

  • 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
  • Special offer for viewers:  Enter ‘NOLA’ at checkout for 10% off, plus FREE 4-piece box of truffles

Chocolate Dipped Fruit Fondue:              

  • 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:


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)