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Valentine’s treats with less guilt

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webmaster | 02/05/14

Here comes Valentine’s Day again! You know, that holiday when boxes of chocolates pop up everywhere you look. If you would like to enjoy a little treat without having to diet for a month afterward, consider one or more of this week’s recipes.

Some of them list ingredients you may not have on hand, but most are readily available. I have to watch my blood sugar, but I have been advised that I can have anything within reason. If you are a dinner guest and the host or hostess presents a million-calorie, fat-laden dessert, I came up with a phrase at my Weight Watchers meeting that offers a solution: Take a bite to be polite. (The rhyming was accidental, but it does sound catchy when spoken out loud!)

I hope you all know that each and every one of you is my treasured valentine.

Chocolate cupcakes

I wouldn’t go out and buy a whole container of soy milk just for 1 teaspoon, unless you normally use soy milk...


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