Sweet swap for healthy treats

Whether it’s birthday treats or just your Saturday night dessert ritual, small changes can make your indulgences healthier. Try these three sweet swaps:

  • Milk chocolate. Instead of eating milk chocolate, try dark chocolate. The phytochemicals found in dark chocolate may help prevent heart disease. It’s a win-win.
  • Banana split. Try forgoing the banana split and eat frozen yogurt instead. You’ll cut the calories and fat, and still get fiber and antioxidants. Just be sure to watch the portion size.
  • Cupcake. Strawberry shortcake is the perfect swap for a cupcake. The berries are packed with vitamin C. Plus they offer potassium, magnesium and folate (a B vitamin). Choose angel food cake over pound cake.

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