For the Love of Chocolate: 14 Best Chocolate Treats for Valentine’s DayArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
Nothing quite says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like chocolate! It’s the quintessential dessert of the holiday. However, if you’re someone who has been working hard to make healthier lifestyle choices, then you might be worried that splurging on Valentine’s Day will set you off course.
Fortunately, Nutrisystem has lots of smart and satisfying chocolate menu items. They make a great choice not only for Valentine’s Day but any day of the year! These breakfast, lunch, snack and dessert items will have you feeling like you’ve made a decadent indulgence when in reality, you’ve stayed right on track.
A high-fiber breakfast is a great way to start your day off on the right foot—feeling full and satisfied! With this Double Chocolate Muffin, you’ll not only get your fill of fiber, but you’ll also have a chance to satisfy your sweet tooth. This chocolaty muffin is also packed with real chocolate chips for double the sweetness.
If you’re someone who likes a candy bar with some crunch, then you’re going to love this delicious Chocolaty Pretzel Bar snack. It’s basically chocolate covered pretzels stuffed into a milk chocolate caramel bar! It has the rich flavors of chocolate and caramel that make it feel like a decadent splurge—when it’s really 170 calories. It also packs in eight grams of protein!
Chocolate, brownie and sundae are three words that don’t sound as though they should be able to fit into a weight loss plan. But not only does this Nutrisystem dessert have 160 calories, it’s also a good source of protein and fiber! With chunks of brownies and divine ribbons of fudge folded into chocolate ice cream, this Chocolate Brownie Sundae tastes completely indulgent without actually setting you off track at all.
The combination of sweet and salty is what makes chocolate dipped pretzels a snack time favorite. With our version, it’s a diet-friendly choice, too. One serving of this delightful snack is 140 calories and five grams of protein. Chocolate Flavored Pretzels are a great option to grab for when you need to satisfy a craving for chocolate.
It might sound too good to be true, but you can absolutely splurge on a chocolate cupcake and still stick to your weight loss goals (when you choose our version, that is). There’s a reason this rich Chocolate Cupcake is one of our best-selling snacks. It’s packed with whole grains, has 140 calories and is a good source of protein. Of course, it tastes amazing, too!
If you’re more of a red velvet fan—which is made from cocoa powder—then you’re in luck. Our Red Velvet Cupcake is another Nutrisystem favorite. Like our chocolate cupcake, it’s a good source of fiber and doesn’t skimp on taste. With 130 calories, it may taste like a splurge but is actually a diet-friendly choice that won’t set you back.
This Chocolate Cheesecake ups the ante even more! It’s bursting with flavorful cheesecake filling that tastes like it’s straight out of your favorite bakery. It clocks in at 140 calories and is a good source of fiber. With a dark chocolate crust and a sweet topping of sugar-free chocolate chips and chocolate crumbles, it’s truly a luscious treat you can feel good about.
If your go-to splurge is mint chocolate chip ice cream, you’ve got to try this frozen treat with just the right amount of minty flavor. This Mint Ice Cream Sandwich help keep your weight loss eating plan on track by satisfying your sweet tooth without overindulging. Each one is 130 calories and five grams of protein.
While this classic snack is filled with creamy vanilla flavored ice cream, we pack in the chocolate you’re craving by sandwiching it between two chocolatey wafers. It’s the perfect dessert when you’re in the mood for something sweet! Plus, our Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich is 130 calories and is a good source of fiber and protein.
For the sweet-and-salty fan, this delectable Dark Chocolaty Sea Salt Nut Square treat is a must-try. It combines sea salt-dusted peanuts, almonds and walnuts, with a dip and drizzle of luscious dark chocolate. Fuel up while treating yourself to something yummy with this easy snack that contains no added sugar. It also has eight grams of fiber and six grams of protein..
If you love the combination of coconut and chocolate, ditch the traditional candy bar and give our diet-friendly version a try. It features soft and chewy coconut with slivers of roasted almonds—all enveloped in creamy milk chocolate. But unlike your typical candy bar, this Coconut Almond Bar is a good source of protein and will help keep you on track with your weight loss goals.
This frozen treat that’s reminiscent of a childhood favorite is one of our most popular dessert choices. You can indulge in the creamy goodness of frozen fudge without worrying about your weight loss goals. Not only that, but this Chocolaty Fudge Bar dessert is a good source of protein and fiber, too!
What’s not to love about peanut butter combined with chocolate? They are truly a perfect pair! With this delicious lunch bar treat, you’re able to indulge in this classic candy flavor combo. Our Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar also packs in 10 grams of protein … When’s the last time your dessert choice did all that?!
Another flavor pairing favorite—who can resist the delectable combo of chocolate and caramel? Enjoy chocolate for lunch with this rich, chocolaty treat filled with milk caramel. In this crispy and gooey Chocolate Caramel Bar, you’ll get more than enough of your caramel and chocolate fix while also knowing that you made a smart choice. This bar is 180 calories and also a good source of protein!