There really is no better combination than chocolate and nuts – the perfect blend of savory and sweet! However, chocolate covered nuts pack in the added sugar. Yes, the nuts contain a few grams of protein, but it defeats the purpose when they’re coated with milk chocolate (sugar). Before we completely burst your bubble, there is an alternative: cocoa dusted almonds! In fact, “Blue Diamond” sells their cocoa dusted almonds in perfectly packaged portions with their “On-The-Go”, 100 calorie snack packs. This is a great alternative to the traditional chocolate covered nuts, so you can Eat This, Not That!
Eat This: Cocoa Dusted Almonds
Serving size: 1 “On-The-Go” snack pack from “Blue Diamond”
Fat: 8 grams
Added Sugars: 2 grams
Protein: 3 grams
Not That: Milk Chocolate Almonds
Serving Size: 11 almonds
Fat: 12 grams
Added sugar: 10 grams
Protein: 3 grams;
About the Author
Amanda Peterson, RDN, LD | Molly Jones, RDN, LD
Amanda and Molly are the MUSC Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program Registered Dietitians. With 15+ years of experience combined, they facilitate behavior change through nutrition counseling for weight loss and maintenance with children through adults.