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The Perfect Edible Valentine Gift – Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

The celebration of Valentine’s Day brings along with it many sugary temptations including;

  • Mazes of chocolates nestled in beautiful red boxes
  • Tiny candy hearts covered in love notes
  • Heart shaped red PEEPS (seems to me that these Peeps do not miss a holiday)
  • Red Foil Hershey Kisses…..You get the idea– the list goes on and on.

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One sensible way to avoid these high sugar confections is to make your own Chocolate Dipped Strawberries—-so yummy your sweetheart will love you for your efforts.  Let’s keep in mind that the centerpiece of this glorious combination is the nutrient -rich strawberry, an excellent source of Vitamin C and packed with antioxidants. Dipped in  heart healthy dark chocolate (minimum 70 percent cocoa)—you now have a much healthier but OH SO TASTY treat.

Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

All you will need is two ingredients:

  • 18-20 large fresh, strawberries (preferably organic)
  • 8-10 ounces (225 – 285 grams) of good quality, dark or bittersweet chocolate, rated 70%, chopped coarse

For the full recipe please visit the blog, A Food Centric Life.

The hard part is eating just one or two.  Pictured below is a 150 calorie serving (approximate) weighed using the EatSmart Precision Elite Kitchen Scale.

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Are you making your own healthy Valentine’s Day treats?  Please share in the comments below.

About the Author: Maria Geronimo is the Public Relations Director at EatSmart Products.

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