February 14, 2008
Dr. Robert Schneider is a cardiologist so meals have to be heart healthy. On the menu for him and his sweetheart Joyce this Valentine's Day-- chocolate.
"Look at that, just look at that... no fat, no sugar."
That's right... The chocoholic couple has written a book full of low-fat, sugar-free recipes called the Cardiologist's Wife's Chocolate Too Diet.
Truffles and brownies are made with oats, egg whites and of course chocolate... which isn't just for dessert.
"You can actually add it to almost any dish," says Dr. Schneider.
It can be sprinkled into spicy chicken and broccoli.
Or how about...
"Chocolate chicken stroganoff!" suggests Joyce Schneider.
We've heard chocolate is healthy, but at every meal?
"Only if you get the right kind," explains Dr. Schneider.
Dark chocolate contains heart-healthy anti-oxidants. But in a typical box, the chocolate also contains loads of sugar and fat which can hurt the heart.
And in America we mostly eat processed chocolate which is stripped of any anti-oxidants.
The Schneider's solution-- only use unprocessed, sugar-free cocoa. It's loaded with 10 times more anti-oxidants than blueberries.
"Chocolate is a miracle drug," says Dr. Schneider.
The bitter chocolate is sweetened with sugar substitutes to create a tasty treat.
"It does away with the boredom and the cravings that do in so many diets..."
And it's a healthy way to satisfy your sweetheart's sweet-tooth.
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