I love chocolate, and there’s nothing wrong with indulging in some now and then. I prefer having a small portion of the real thing, than larger portions of artificially sweetened “light” chocolaty foods. The key to making this work is your portion size!
It’s a good idea to keep a limited amount of sweet treats at home; otherwise you may be tempted by all of them on any given day. So have one or two choices for when your sweet tooth kicks in.
I recently tried Trader Joe’s mini chocolate hazelnut biscotti and they were absolutely incredible: slightly soft with a rich chocolaty taste and an abundance of crunchy hazelnuts.
The ingredient list proves to be short and natural: enriched flour, cane sugar, eggs, butter, hazelnuts, dutch cocoa, chocolate chips, baking powder, and natural vanilla flavor.
Sounds like a recipe list I would use to bake myself. This is the reason it’s so satisfying!
3 mini biscotti provide: 140 calories, 6 grams fat, 2.5 grams saturated fat, 19 grams carbohydrate, 1 gram fiber, 2 grams protein.
Even though these are really small, I was usually able to limit my portion size to two at a time. This serving size was perfect and left my sweet tooth satisfied!
Do you have a favorite sweet treat?