3 Healthy Ways to Enjoy Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Bright red and heart-shaped, strawberries have long been associated with romance. In fact, ancient Romans considered the fruit the symbol of Venus, the goddess of love, while other cultures relate it to fertility. Whether or not strawberries are the aphrodisiac they’re believed to be, there’s no denying their appeal on the palate – especially when paired with chocolate. We’re sharing three simple ways to savor the flavor of chocolate-covered strawberries on Valentine’s Day and beyond, each with zero added sugar.
Strawberry-Filled Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups
These peanut butter cups might be the tastiest out there. Start with our Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups recipe, featured in the “Eat Fit Cookbook.” Replace half of the filling with no-sugar-added strawberry preserves. Pour into little heart-shaped molds and – voila – a zero-sugar, low carb and vegan treat that just about everyone can enjoy.
DIY Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
There’s two ways to make healthy chocolate-covered strawberries and both are entirely sugar-free and low-glycemic. One option is to make your own homemade “magic shell” chocolate coating (like this keto-friendly version) for dipping. The other involves the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups recipe above. Simply use the outer chocolate layer for dipping fresh, juicy strawberries.
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Smoothie King’s Build-Your-Own ‘Chocolate-Covered Strawberry’ Blend
Sip a protein-rich version of a chocolate-covered strawberry with Smoothie King’s Slim & Trim Chocolate with an added scoop (or two) of no-sugar-added strawberries.
Editor’s note: Registered dietitian Molly Kimball offers brand-name products as a consumer guide; she does not solicit product samples nor is she paid to recommend items. A version of this article originally appeared on WGNO.