The 5 worst Valentine’s Day treats (1/5)

It may be the holiday of love, but Valentine's Day isn't always kind to your waist line. Here are five indulgences you may want to think twice about this season

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The promise of sweet nothings are tough to resist on Valentine’s Day, just be careful not to overload on sugary treats like this, which offer little to no nutritional value.

 

One serving (approximately 10 pieces) of this popular Valentine’s candy has 60 calories, 14 g carbohydrates and 13 g of sugar.

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Egg salad with mashed avocado and sliced ham on whole-grain bread provides makes a protein-rich, nutrient-dense sandwich that is fun and tastes great, too.

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