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I get this question a LOT.
The truth is, while dark chocolate may have more health benefits, those health benefits won't matter if you eat an entire bar of it, when what would really satisfy you would be 1 piece of milk chocolate.
So my answer to this question typically is: whatever chocolate you love the most.
For me, for example, I love milk chocolate. So that's what I buy, and I can easily stop myself at one piece, because I'm so satisfied with how it tastes, and its mouthfeel (how it feels in my mouth).
HOWEVER! It's also true, that if you like a number of different types of chocolates, it may be better for you to choose one you like a little bit less, if that helps you stick with a controlled portion size, like one or two squares.
Regardless, I do generally think that buying single-serving desserts is best. This can be individually-wrapped Hershey's kisses, Ghirardelli squares, 100-calorie "mini" chocolate bars from Trader Joe's, etc. Truly, whatever works for you, works for YOU!
With anything, I always try myself to buy pre-packaged portion controlled foods, or make my own small baggies (to save on excess packaging). I recommend clients do this as well, and to do this in my program!
As you guys know, I follow a fairly low-carb diet, as I think the research for this way of eating is strong, and the fat and protein this diet allows keeps me FULL. siggi’s (www.siggis.com) skyr fits well into my meal plans because it’s low sugar and high protein, and uses simple ingredients (compared to other yogurts). Today I’m using siggi’s vanilla and plain skyrs, which have 9gm of sugar and 15gm of protein per container, and 4gm of sugar and 16gm of protein per container, respectively.
Along with my low-carb lifestyle, I eat the same foods a lot of the time – eggs for breakfast, salads or stir-frys with protein & lots of non-starchy veggies for lunch and dinner, and yogurt or skyr and nuts for snacks. However (!) I always need new flavors and tastes to spice things up – especially during snack time.
Here are THREE 3-ingredient skyr dip recipes to spice snacks up. They all make for snacks that keep me full for 2-3 hours – just in time for the next meal!
5 minute prep each || Makes 2 servings each
1 single-serving 0% milkfat plain siggi’s skyr
1/8 diced onion
1 teaspoon onion powder
Mix & enjoy with chopped celery!
PB & Cinnamon Dip
1 single-serving vanilla 0% milkfat siggi’s skyr
¼ cup peanut butter
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
Mix & enjoy with apple slices!
1 single-serving plain 0% milkfat siggi’s skyr
1 teaspoon red pepper spice
Mix & enjoy with sliced pepper!
This post is sponsored by siggi’s. As always, all opinions are my own.