Healthy Holidays: Triple Chocolate Biscotti (Recipe)

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Although I love baking, I do so rather infrequently: I have far too little willpower to have tons of sweets hanging around. I also bake a lot less during the holidays than I used to (same reason), though I still have my favorites. They include chocolate brownies (maple buttercream optional); apricot-almond butter cookies; cranberry-pistachio butter cookies; and molasses ginger cookies. And I always “make it mini” to allow a taste of each. But preferred above all others is my triple chocolate biscotti, which includes dark chocolate chunks in a crisp chocolaty cookie that gets a festive drizzle of white chocolate. Biscotti is lighter on calories than many cookies, though I love them for their flavor and crunch. They’re perfect with a cup of tea or coffee—dunking optional—and perhaps even eggnog (though I’ve never tried that—have you?).

Check out the recipe, and definitely consider adding it to your holiday cookie platter if you enjoy biscotti.

Chocolate Biscotti

And, as you can see here, biscotti makes a great gift, too!

This month I’m sharing my “best of” recipes and tips to help you celebrate the holidays healthfully and happily. This is my twelfth post in the series. The menu features all of the fare that is a regular part of Cooking & Eating the PK Way but is special enough for a holiday table. My philosophy is built upon the fundamentals of nutrition as shown in Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate, yet the food-loving PK Way features my flair for global flavors—and a tantalizing taste of moderation. Because healthy food shouldn’t suck.

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Dr. P. K. Newby is a nutrition scientist, speaker, and author with expertise in all things food, farm to fork, whether preventing obesity and other chronic diseases through diet or teaching planet-conscious eating. As a health expert and food personality, she brings together her passions for food, cooking, science, and sustainability to educate and inspire, helping people eat their way towards better health, one delectable bite at a time. Because healthy food shouldn’t suck.

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