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Hungry Girl Today: 12.16.11
GIRLS BITE OUT
The craving sneaks up on you out of nowhere. You're minding your own business when all of a sudden, BOOM. You need something covered in chocolate, and you need it NOW. Here are some of our top picks when it comes to foods enrobed in choco-liciousness...
Sarris Candies 100 Calories Pretzel Slims
PER SERVING (1 pack, 10 pretzels): 100 calories, 5g fat, 215 - 220mg sodium, 15g carbs, 1g fiber, 8g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
These sticks popped up on our radar earlier this year, and we can't get 'em out of our heads (or our mouths). Especially since there are now milk chocolate AND dark chocolate varieties. Skinny pretzels draped in chocolate and served in portion-controlled packets? We are IN LOVE. They're not a grocery-store staple, but they're totally worth ordering online.
More Chocolate-Coated-Pretzel Finds! Not so much into online ordering? Look for Nabisco 100 Cal Mister Salty Milk Chocolate Pretzels on store shelves. Special K's 90-calorie Chocolatey Pretzel bars are also great for a choco-pretzel fix!
Miss Meringue Chocolettes Drizzled Meringue Cookies
PER SERVING (10 cookies): 130 calories, 3.5g fat, 25 - 30mg sodium, 24g carbs, 1g fiber, 22 - 23g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*
OK, these crunchy li'l guys aren't 100 percent coated in chocolate, but they are drizzled with chocolate AND have chocolatey bottoms. Works for us! You can find them in Vanilla, Mint, and Strawberry Vanilla mixed packs (ooh, Neapolitan). Crunch 'em up...
Arctic Zero Bars
PER SERVING (1 bar): 85 calories, 5g fat, 100mg sodium, 7g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*
When the guys behind the low-calorie frozen dessert we love so dearly launched these bars, we were ecstatic. After we tasted them, our excitement went through the roof. Choose from classic sweet flavors (Chocolate and Vanilla) as well as fruity varieties (Strawberry and Orange Cream) -- they're all yummy! Click for locations that carry Arctic Zero items.
More Chocolate-Covered Frozen Finds! For a rockin' line of frozen treats that's a bit easier to find, check out Weight Watchers Ice Cream Bars in Chocolate Dipped Strawberry, Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake, and Dark Chocolate Dulcé de Leché! We especially love the Dulcé de Leché bars. Mmmmm...
Luna Bar, Chocolate Dipped Coconut
PER SERVING (1 bar): 190 calories, 7g fat, 210mg sodium, 25g carbs, 3g fiber, 11g sugars, 9g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*
When you need a substantial snack but still can't shake that sugary craving, this amazing bar has you covered. Yes, the treat is only partly covered in chocolate, but it's the bottom part. Which means that when you bite into it, that chocolatey goodness will be right against your tongue. Which is all you ever wanted.
Another Chocolate-Bottomed Treat! Looking for a lower-calorie way to feed a craving? Check out Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Granola Thins Crispy Squares -- only 80 calories and a PointsPlus® value of 2*. Yes!
Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters and Heavenly Crisp Candy
PER SERVING (1 pouch or bar): 110 - 120 calories, 6g fat, 40 - 115mg sodium, 14 - 20g carbs, 1 - 3g fiber, 8 – 10g sugars, 1 - 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3 - 4*
If it's straight-up chocolate-coated candy you crave, these delicious treats can't be beat. They're portion-controlled, and the stats are completely impressive. The chewy caramel clusters come in Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate, and there are crispy wafer bars in Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate varieties. Plus these come from Skinny Cow, maker of super-tasty frozen goodies, so you know you're in good hands... er, hooves.
Gayle's Miracles Perfect Truffles
PER SERVING (1 truffle): 30 calories, 1g fat, 10mg sodium, 6g carbs, <1g fiber, 5g sugars, 1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 1*
If the idea of lounging around eating bonbons appeals to you, but not the calories that come with it, then congratulations! Your girl Gayle has got tasty, guilt-free morsels that will suit your needs. In Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Raspberry, and more, these truffles are ready to join you on the couch. They're available individually wrapped (which rocks), but if you need more portion control to avoid plowing through a dozen truffles, check out Gayle's 90-calorie packs of three. Go, Gayle... Go, Gayle...
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That's right, people. It's December 16th, National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day. We feel confident that we've provided enough ways to safely indulge that you won't feel the need to attempt crazier things like chocolate-covered insects and chocolate-coated chili peppers.
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