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A blurb about how healthy chocolate is!!!
It’s true: Chocolate, particularly dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa, can help protect you from heart disease and some cancers and boost your immune system too, thanks to a plant chemical called flavonoids. Plus, ounce for ounce, cocoa powder also contains the highest concentration of age-fighting antioxidants compared to other foods.
But with chocolate, a little still goes a long way. Most chocolate candies and desserts are loaded with sugar, heavy cream, butter and other decadent ingredients that neutralize cocoa’s healthy effects. These recipes, though, are light on the bad stuff, allowing their rich flavors to shine. They’re good enough for special occasions, and good-for-you enough for an everyday treat—in reasonable portions.
Rich Chocolate Sobert Icecream
If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can freeze the mixture in a bowl, process in a food processor and then freeze until sorbet is set.
Place cocoa in small saucepan. Slowly whisk in ¾ cup water until cocoa is dissolved and there are no lumps. Whisk in honey, salt and remaining 1 cup water. Stir over medium heat until mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. When cool, pour mixture into the canister of an ice-cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Store sorbet in freezer. Serves 8.
Per serving: 140 calories, 1g fat, 0mg chol., 2g prot., 32g carbs., 2g fiber, 150mg sodium.
Chocolate Nut Biscotti
These biscotti are softer than traditional biscotti and not as sweet.
*Note: To toast nuts in the oven, preheat oven to 375º F. Place nuts on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake 4 to 6 minutes, until fragrant. Stir a few times during baking to ensure even browning. To toast on the stovetop, place nuts in small sauté pan over medium heat. Toast nuts, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and very lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Per biscotti: 35 calories, 0g fat, 5mg chol., 1g prot., 7g carbs., 1g fiber, 35mg sodium.
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