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National Chocolate Chip Day – the healthy way

Published: May 15, 2017

By Lisa Greene

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Yup, we love chocolate chips too.

And, if you care about healthy recipes, you’ve probably heard people touting the possible health benefits of chocolate.

While chocolate may have some health benefits, those are often lost in recipes that pair chocolate with hefty helpings of sugar and fat.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Thanks to our dietitians / recipe gurus Jamie Vespa and Christina Goddard, we’ve assembled some recipes with less of chocolate’s bad friends, sugar and fat. Instead, these recipes get moistness from healthier sources, such as bananas and almond butter, and pack more nutritional punch with healthy veggies, such as zucchini and beets:

Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Double Chocolate Almond Butter Zucchini Bread

Trail Mix Energy Cookies

No Bake Peanut Butter Magic Bars

Banana Chocolate Chip Chia Pancakes

Black Bean Almond Butter Brownies

Double Chocolate Beet Muffins