If you’re craving something chocolatey

Sweet energy bites with cocoa and walnuts

Sweet energy bites with cocoa and walnuts

Most adults consume less than the recommended amount of dietary magnesium, which may explain why so many of us reach for magnesium-rich chocolate. “If you must, choose dark chocolate—about 75% cacao or higher,” says Mashru. “Additionally, eat foods high in magnesium, like nuts and seeds.” A great way to mix the two is to combine almonds, dark chocolate chips, and unsweetened coconut flakes together on a plate and pop it in the microwave, suggests Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, author of The Flexitarian Diet and The Superfood Swap. “The almonds will help you feel less munchy with their satisfying triple threat of protein, fat and fiber and the chocolate chips will hardly add calories when used sparingly.” Thirsty, yet craving something sweet? Pour yourself a glass of chocolate milk and reap the health benefits of dairy. Packed with nine essential nutrients, its benefits far outweigh the added sugar.