Your Health For Tag "chocolate"

  • Dark chocolate-covered frozen bananas
    Nov. 22, 2019

    Dark chocolate-covered frozen bananas


    You can satisfy your sweet tooth without wrecking your smile, thanks to this goody. The delectable dark chocolate shell on these frozen bananas contains just half the sugar of milk chocolate.

  • Candy is rich in Illinois history — but which type is better for your teeth?
    Oct. 8, 2019

    Candy is rich in Illinois history — but which type is better for your teeth?

    Children’s Oral Health

    While sugary treats contribute to tooth decay, some of those snack-sized candies — which have their roots in Illinois and are popular during Halloween — are less frightful for your teeth than the alternatives.

  • Sugar-free Mocha Mousse
    Oct. 26, 2018

    Sugar-free Mocha Mousse


    This easy-to-make dessert is a decadent sugar-free treat that won't wreak havoc on your teeth. Whip it up to satisfy your chocolate cravings while providing a key nutrient for a healthy smile. Made with whipping cream, this recipe delivers a hearty dose of calcium for strong bones and teeth. Ingredients: 2 cups heavy whipping cream... More »

  • Avocado Brownies
    Jul. 26, 2017

    Avocado Brownies


    Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados, mashed 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted ½ cup light brown sugar (or Sucanat, or a brown sugar blend sugar substitute) 2 eggs ¾ cup flour ¼ cup cocoa powder ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt Directions: Heat the oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, mix avocados and melted... More »

  • How Do Your Sweets Stack Up?
    Oct. 4, 2016

    How Do Your Sweets Stack Up?

    General oral health

    Halloween is one of the spookiest holidays for teeth – but all candies are not equally frightful. Some of the sweets in your children's treat bags have the potential to do more damage to teeth than others. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the worst, we rated the harmfulness of the most popular... More »

  • Grilled Banana Boats
    Aug. 27, 2015

    Grilled Banana Boats


    Ingredients: Bananas Chocolate chips Nuts Directions: Cut a slit in a banana with the peel still on.  Stuff the banana with fillings like dark chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Wrap the stuffed banana in foil and roast on a grill or over a campfire for about five minutes. It's still a little sticky, but eliminates... More »