March is National Nutrition Month, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts.
Easy as one-two-three. Just grab these three ingredients to make this fresh vegan treat and cure your chocolate craving.
Dark chocolate contains flavonoids that come from extracts of the cocoa bean. Choosing dark chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa gives your family more of these healthy antioxidants.
Some studies report small portions of dark chocolate can maintain heart health and the health of blood vessels.
½ cup dark chocolate chips (without milk fat as ingredient)
12 fresh Black Mission figs
¼ cup finely chopped raw walnuts
- Melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave.
- Dip figs into melted chocolate, sprinkle with nuts and place on parchment-lined pan.
- Refrigerate about 30 minutes, until chocolate and nuts are set and figs are cold.
Serving size: 1 fig
Calories: 80; Total fat: 4g; Saturated fat: 1.5g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Total carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary fiber: 2g; Sugars: 10g; Protein: 1g