Growing up I absolutely loved to dip my strawberries in whipped cream, but my new favorite way to eat strawberries is to dip them in dark chocolate. Dark chocolate has antioxidants, so eating a little chocolate in moderation is actually beneficial to your health. Strawberries are a good source of folate, potassium, fiber, vitamin C, and manganese.
Here is a recipe that includes vitamin C rich strawberries, dark chocolate with antioxidants, and chopped pecans with unsaturated fats to make for your valentine.
Chocolate-Pecan Covered Strawberries
Prep Time: 20 minutes
1 lb. strawberries
6 oz. dark chocolate
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Wash and dry strawberries. Add chocolate to a microwavable bowl. Microwave chocolate for 30 seconds and stir; repeat in intervals of 15 seconds until chocolate is melted. Stir vanilla into chocolate. Dip strawberries into chocolate and then chopped pecans; place strawberries on wax paper to harden.
Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 125, Fat: 7 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 14 mg, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 2 g.
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© 2011, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number. All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.