Valentine’s Day would not be the same without chocolate. Rich in antioxidants, it’s time to savor this heart healthy treat. Before you devour an entire chocolate bar, remember that quality and the percentage of cocoa matters. In most cases the higher the percentage of cocoa, or the darker the chocolate, the lower the sugar content. I still recommend reading the label to find out for yourself. For more information on the health benefits of cocoa, read here then enjoy this round-up of healthy chocolate treats!

Salted Chocolate Avocado and Almond Butter Mousse – Katie Cavuto, RD of Nourish.Breathe.Thrive

Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cake – Katie Cavuto, MS, RD, Chef of Nourish.Breathe.Thrive

Chocolate Cashew Butter Zucchini Muffins – Katie Cavuto, MS, RD, Chef of Nourish.Breathe.Thrive

Dark Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie – Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RD, CDN

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Almond Butter Cups – Kara Lydon, RD, LDN, RYT of The Foodie Dietitian Blog

By: Katie Cavuto, RD