I Eat Chocolate Almost Every Day
I’ve had a lot of people tell me they could never eat like me… that they couldn’t eat clean and healthy every single day. But the truth is, I eat a lot of really amazing food. But most importantly. I eat chocolate almost every day. Why is that important? Because it’s what I LOVE. I crave chocolate so there is no way you could ever ask me to give it up. I just eat a healthier form of chocolate than I once did.
You can check out my sweets recipe page here and see how chocolate dominates the page. I don’t make many desserts that don’t include chocolate. While I save the super sweet chocolate for special occasions, I do eat some sort of healthy chocolate most days.
My 2 favorite almost daily treats are:
I know that these “treats” are not as sweet as DQ ice cream or a Snickers bar but my taste buds have changed since giving up processed sugar and these treats are just sweet enough to satisfy my chocolate sweet tooth.
On workout days I often eat my chocolate protein bars following a workout.
On non workout days I often eat my chocolate pudding as an afternoon treat while the kiddos have quiet time.
On Sunday nights or holidays, I may have a slightly sweeter chocolate treat (like these chocolate almond joy bites or my favorite peanut butter brownie bars-that I now make with almond butter instead).
Usually my “Sunday night time dessert” consists of some plain full fat organic Greek Yogurt with a scoop (or 2) of homemade almond butter and some homemade chocolate chunks or frozen raspberries. Good stuff. That’s my “desert”. I often add a couple drops of stevia and some vanilla extract to my Greek Yogurt if plain yogurt to sweeten it up a bit and add a little vanilla flavor. If you read the labels on sweetened yogurt it’s usually packed with unhealthy sugars or other zero calorie sweeteners, so I prefer to sweeten my own. A smidge of raw honey is also perfect. It doesn’t take much honey to do the trick.
Eating healthy and clean doesn’t have to mean deprivation or eating tasteless food. I use plenty of spices and flavor in my cooking and like I said before I still enjoy chocolate. I couldn’t eat healthy every day if that meant boiled chicken and steamed broccoli. Are you bored with your veggies? Try roasting them in some coconut oil with sea salt and pepper. You would be surprised at the difference this makes. My kids will eat most any vegetable if roasted.
To me, eating clean and healthy food is just eating real food from simple ingredients with names I can pronounce.
If you would like some tips on eating clean check out my previous post about “Eating Clean in 2015”.
And if you are looking for some healthy dinner ideas check out this recipe page. Variety is the key to not getting board with healthy eating. I do have my favorites that I eat every single day (like turkey meatballs) but experimenting with great food is half the fun!
What are your favorite healthy dinner recipes? Feel free to share a link to the recipe in the comments below!