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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hot Chocolate: Good or Bad

It's no secret that I have a few vices with food. I have my favorites that I hardly think about when I eat them.

Its time to re-exam what I eat, uncover what are my "mindless automatic" food choices. It's time to determine what is good and what is bad. What can stay in my diet, what needs to be eliminated and what can be an occasional treat.

I love the fall, the crisp air, the cool nights and it's when I love to curl up with a mug of Hot Chocolate and a book.

The breakdown:

1 serving is 2 tablespoons of Nestle cocoa mix, I use a 10 oz mug. I also add half a serving of marshmallows.....ohhhhh this isn't looking good!

Calories: 130

Fat: 3g

Sodium: 190 mg

Total Carbs: 28g

Protein: 1g

Verdict: Not so good! It's going to become an occasional treat instead of nightly. I'll have to stop using the marshmallows, that will cut out 50 calories, 10mg of sodium and 12 carbs. It will still be a high carb treat. :-(

1 comment:

  1. Is there a way to make it better? Sugar-free mix? Skim Milk? Look for a new recipe? Hopefully you'd be able to find something so you don't have to give up your treat!