February 26, 2015

A cup of luscious, decadent hot chocolate can set you  back more than 400 calories. You may not want to drink a meal's worth of calories just to warm up. The good news--you don't have to. Lighter, healthier hot chocolate options are easy to find. Keep these shopping tips in mind when you're looking for a healthy hot chocolate.

Healthy Hot Chocolate PacketsCalories: 90-125 calories per 1-cup servingSugar: 10-11 grams per 1-cup serving. Many cocoas are sweetened with sugar or cane juice. No-sugar varieties typically contain sucralose.Fat: 3 grams of total fat or lessCalcium: Ideally, a 1-cup serving of hot chocolate will provide the same amount of calcium as an 8-ounce serving of milk. (Look for hot chocolates made with nonfat dry milk.)

Make your own healthy cup with one of our healthy hot chocolate recipes.

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