What is the Best Chocolate?

By Robyn Priebe

As a dietitian I am often asked, “What is the best chocolate to eat?”  I believe the goal in asking this question is to find out which type has the most antioxidants or might be lowest in sugar …. essentially it’s a nutrition question.  But I wonder, is picking the most nutrient-dense chocolate, regardless of whether or not you like it, going […] Read more »


50% off Valentine’s Day Candy

By Robyn Priebe

Ah, the day after Valentine’s Day…. if you are hitting the stores today prepare for some food exposure via bins and end-caps full of cheap candy leftover from the holiday.  As great as that deal looks, it’remember that just because it’s a good price, it doesn’t mean it’s a good deal.  Often the candy from holidays like Valentine’s Day, Easter, or Halloween is inferior to […] Read more »

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Will You Have the Chocolate?

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

It’s Valentine’s Day! For weight worriers the world over, it’s a day that’s both anticipated and dreaded. Do either of these statements describe your feelings about this day of chocolate celebration? “It’s Valentine’s Day. That means I can have chocolate!” “It’s Valentine’s Day. I’m going to have to be extra strong today to avoid eating chocolate.” I asked a few […] Read more »

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Healthy Cooking Thursday – A Better Fudgy Brownie

By Chef Lisa

By popular demand, here is the brownie which we serve at our healthy weight loss spa.  (Yes, really!)  When we deprive ourselves of life's little treats, like the occasional great brownie, it can lead to negative consequences.  An indulgence every now and then can be a very healthy habit indeed. That doesn't mean we didn't play with this recipe to make it […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Strawberry Chocolate Freeze

By Chef Lisa

Mother's Day is quickly approaching, and this recipe is a fine way to treat a Mom to something low-fat yet decadent tasting.  With the texture of soft-serve ice cream and a gentle chocolate flavor, Mom will know that eating healthy can be downright delicious.  Plus, this recipe is easy enough for kids (or culinarily-challenged Dads) to make themselves.  Strawberry Chocolate Freeze – Serves 4 1 […] Read more »