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Hungry Girl Today: 10.4.13
GIRLS BITE OUT
Today's Edible Idol has been popular since the days of the Aztecs. It comes in many forms and is one of the most commonly craved foods in the world. Get ready for CHOCOLATE!
Chocolate's Greatest Guilt-Free Hits
For a ready-made chocolate fix, it doesn't get much better than these finds!
Best Baked Goods…
Vitalicious VitaTops, VitaBrownies, and Mini VitaCakes - All of these all-natural chocolate treats from Vitalicious get the HG stamp of approval. The Tops and Brownies have 90 - 100 calories and 1.5 - 2g fat (PointsPlus® value 2 - 3*), and the Mini VitaCakes have 50 calories and 1g fat each (PointsPlus® value 1*). All loaded with vitamins, fiber, and pure deliciousness!
Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies - These grocery-store staples come in cocoa-rific flavors like Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Chip Cookie. Only 90 calories and 3g fat each (PointsPlus® value 2*). And, of course, they're packed with fiber and outstanding flavor!
Best Chocolate Candy Finds…
Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters and Heavenly Crisp Candy Bars - We're so glad that Skinny Cow branched out from the ice cream aisle to bring us guilt-free candies... especially since said candies are portion controlled! The clusters and candy bars are our faves -- each pouch or bar has 110 - 120 calories and 6g fat (PointsPlus® value 3 - 4*).
Sarris Candies 100 Calories Pretzel Slims - We LOVE these choco-covered treats so much it hurts (in a good way)! Eat a pack for 100 calories and 5g fat (PointsPlus® value 3*). SO GOOD, and worth ordering online if you can't find them in stores.
Gayle's Miracles - Fans of the Hungry Girl TV show and frequent readers might already be hip to these, but we can't risk any of you missing out. These truffles have just 30 calories and 1g fat a pop (PointsPlus® value 1*). Place an order, and you'll be happy you did!
Best NEW Chocolatey Finds...
Double Chocolate Chunk Quest Bars - We've been raving about Quest Bars for a bit, but this may be the best flavor yet! No joke, no exaggeration. The BEST. Each bar has 160 calories and 6g fat, plus 16g fiber and 20g protein (PointsPlus® value 5*). Click to find, or buy online.
Enlightened The Good-For-You Ice Cream Bars, Fudge - The stats on these fudgy frozen bars CANNOT be beat. Each one has just 70 calories and 2g fat, PLUS 5g fiber and 8g protein (PointsPlus® value 2*). WOWOWOW! Click ASAP to locate a store near you that carries the bars.
Want MORE chocolatey HG favorites? Click here to read about our favorite low-calorie hot chocolate. Then read up here about some other recent guilt-free finds.
POP-UP FACT! This past summer, The Harris Poll found that when it comes to favorite ice cream flavors, 27 percent of the Americans surveyed chose chocolate as their number one. Number two was vanilla at 23 percent, and cookie dough/cookies and cream took third place with 22 percent. Click here for our top ice cream finds, and go chocolate crazy!
"Chocolate in the Morning, Chocolate in the Evening..." Recipe Roundup!
There's a chocolately creation for every occasion!
A.M. Chocolate Treats...
Yippee Chippee Chocolate Chip Muffin - We love this chocolate-studded muffin recipe. It means we get chocolate for breakfast many days in a row!
Choco-Chip-Happy Frappé - If you crave a choc'ed-up blended coffee drink, skip the drive-thru or coffee shop and make our swap at home.
Choco-Banana Bread - You don't need a special occasion to make this bread. Having a slice is a party in itself!
Chocolate-Banana Smoothie - As the above recipe can attest, chocolate with banana is one of the world's best duos. And this a.m. drink will rock your socks!
Very Own Chocolate Chip Scones - How impressed will your pals be when you reveal a batch of homemade scones at your next brunch?
Afternoon & Evening Desserts...
Chocolate PB Cake Pops - When party time comes around, this is the only recipe you need to please a crowd!
PB&C Cake in a Mug and Choco-PB Pudding Crunch Parfait - Two chocolate + peanut butter recipes are just a single click away. Who loves you?
Chocolate-on-Chocolate Frosted Cake - When you want a chocolate cake, this is the way to do it. Tell your cravings to stand by while you preheat the oven.
Triple-Chocolate Softies - Some of the BEST soft cookies we've ever made. Packed with cocoa goodness... YUM!
Double-Decker Fudgy Cheesecake Cupcakes - Warning: You might dream about these doubly decadent cuppycakes. They're that good.
As Seen on TV...
Yum Yum Brownie Muffins - A quintessential HG recipe. Two ingredients, people!!!
"Chocolate 911!" - Click here to scope out all the recipes featured on this episode of Hungry Girl, plus more snack suggestions.
Dreamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge - Another Hungry Girl classic you've got to try!
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