Chocolate Raspberry Dreamers
(makes 4 servings)
Chocolate and weight loss? Yes! You can have a chocolaty treat and still lose weight!
On date night with your spouse, what's more romantic than splitting a to-die-for dessert at the end of dinner? How about getting cozy with your honey - just 20 minutes of canoodling with your better half can burn about 30 calories. Make that a double and burn 60... and so on. We'll leave the rest to you.
The chocolate is lighter than a pudding but not as fluffy as a mousse and certainly doesn't resemble anything fudgy. But it is delicious and satisfying, especially given how few calories it has (not to mention the 10 grams of fiber).
1 cup all-natural fat-free cottage cheese
3 tablespoons 100% fruit raspberry spread
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
4 cups fresh raspberries
2 tablespoons natural 70% cocoa mini dark chocolate chunks
To the jar of a blender, add the cottage cheese, fruit spread and cocoa powder. Blend on high until smooth, turning off the blender intermittently to scrape down the sides. Transfer the mixture to a resealable plastic container and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until chilled.
Divide the raspberries evenly among 4 martini glasses or to-go cups with lids. Spoon one-quarter of the chocolate mixture (about 1/4 cup) over each and top with 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate chunks.
Nutritional information per serving
Proteins: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 31 grams
Sugar: 17 grams
Fat: 3 grams
Saturated fat: 2 grams
Cholesterol: 3 milligrams
Fiber: 10 grams
Sodium: 216 milligrams
Adapted from "The Biggest Loser Quick & Easy Cookbook",
by Chef Devin Alexander and The Biggest Loser Experts and Cast, © 2011 Universal City Studios Productions LLLP, published by Rodale.