On Tuesday evening, around 10 p.m., my stomach rumbled. I felt hungry. So I decided to feed it something. I wanted something that would have low impact on my blood sugar, so I decided to eat a packet of cashews. I ended up eating two "Just a Handful" packets of cashews, and then I looked at the label. Holy coronitas! 410 calories???
Yesterday evening, I felt like a little somethin'-somethin' after dinner, of the dessert variety. I went crazy and made 2 cups of hot cocoa! Wooooooo!!! But it looked something like this:
- 2 cups of unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze (80 calories)
- 1/4 cup half-and-half (80 calories)
- 3 heaping tablespoons of Ghirardelli cocoa powder (unsweetened, 45 calories)
- 3 tablespoons of Torani sugar-free vanilla syrup (like the stuff you put into latte drinks) (no calories) <-The irony is not lost on me, Biz, splenda is probably not worse than the corn syrup solids in fat-free half-and-half. :-)
Heat the above and wisk like crazy until the chocolate is fully incorporated.
It was goooood, so chocolatey that it was practically a mocha in strength. 205 calories, half that of yesterday evening's two-handfuls-of-nuts. It was *exactly* what I wanted.