Have a Spicy Valentines Day!

By Elizabeth Jarrard, Dietetics Student, Sargent College

Want to make your Valentines Day extra red hot? Spice it up with a little Chili Powder!

Chili powder is the Spice of the Month for Sargent Choice. Prominent in Mexican, American, Indian cusines, chilis have a wide range of uses, in all sorts of dishes. Traditionally Stews, Marinades, Beans, Casseroles, Tomato-Based Sauces pair well with an extra bite, but more unconventionally it can be used with sweeter dishes, such as chocolate. When you store Chili make sure it is in tightly sealed container in a cool, dark, dry place. When adding to dishes, start small, since it imparts a strong flavor, and adjust based on your taste preferences.

Spiced Hot Chocolate (from Eating Well)

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spiced hot cocoa

Ingredients (makes 2servings)

  • 2 cups prepared hot cocoa with 1% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Combine cocoa, nutmeg and chili powder. Pour into mugs and serve with a cinnamon stick.

Nutrition

Per serving: 175 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 12 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 1 g fiber; 161 mg sodium; 487 mg potassium.


Sip on this hot chocolate with a loved one, and have a very Happy Valentines Day!

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