Working on building a healthy lifestyle and coming up with healthy food ideas can be difficult for anyone. Yes, it may be a challenge, but in life, all things come with a challenge. Eating healthy can always seem like a stressful and unpleasant thing, but I only think that’s the case when you think of it as something negative.
For this week’s healthy meals, our theme we are going for is dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is healthy for you, but it’s also known to reduce stress, so here are some dark chocolate treat recipes that you can enjoy.
- 2/3 cup reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/4 cups crushed reduced-fat graham crackers
- 1 package (10 ounces) dark chocolate chips
First, you will need to grab a medium bowl and place the cream cheese and confectioners sugar into the bowl and beat them until they’re blended, then you’re going to beat in the pumpkin, pie spice, and vanilla. Next, stir in the cracker crumbs, and then freeze the mixture for 20 minutes or until it’s firm. Now you’re going to shape the mixture into 1-inch size balls and place them on waxed paper and freeze for 20 minutes.
For the chocolate mixture topping, you’re going to melt the chocolate in the microwave and stir until smooth. Then you’re going to dip your truffles in chocolate, and once you’ve dipped all your truffles, you are going to put them in the refrigerator to set.
- 1 cup almond butter, drippy
- 3 tablespoons almond milk, unsweetened
- 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 4 scoops Chocolate Fuel-6 Protein Powder
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
First get a medium bowl to mix your ingredients in. Take your almond butter, almond milk, and brown rice syrup and mix them then, you will add in the cocoa powder, protein powder rolled oats and chocolate chips into the mixture. Stir evenly, and it should form a dough.
Next, you’re going to form the dough into a ball and then line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper. Using whatever object you can, you’re going to roll out the dough evenly onto the pan and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Lastly, you’re going to slice the dough into bars or squares, and then you can store them in a container or zip lock bag to snack on.