By now it’s no secret that chocolate goes amazing with, well, anything! Not only that, but if eaten correctly and in the right portions, it’s healthy for you. See below our ideal meal plan for chocolate lovers!
Wake up and start your day right with a hearty and healthy breakfast fit for kings! Everybody knows a crucial base to any breakfast is toast, and what one can do with said toast is limitless. For our chocolate enthusiasts, we suggest a chocolate hazelnut spread with banana slices and dark chocolate shavings. This will go great alongside the chocolate chip pancakes you’re having!
Breakfast/Healthier Homemade chocolate chip pancakes:
3/4 cup of lowfat milk
2 tablespoons of white vinegar
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- Combine milk and vinegar in medium bowl and set aside.
- Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. Whisk in egg, milk/vinegar and applesauce.
- Add mini chocolate chips
- Over hot skillet or griddle, coat with cooking spray and drop 8 pancakes. Flip over when tops start to bubble, cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
No matter what you are eating for lunch, hummus is the perfect side dish! Our favorite kind is a delicious, homemade chocolate hummus with not only taste but nutrition! It’s an easy, one step recipe that doesn’t even require patience:
1 ½ cups of chickpeas, canned
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons melted dark chocolate (microwave in a microwave safe bowl for 15 seconds at a time)
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- Puree all ingredients & serve
Dip your carrots and celery into this perfect mix of deliciousness!
Dinner/Savory Chocolate Salad:
For dinner, an interesting yet savory salad with a chocolate twist makes the best main dish! It’s a little more complicated than blending some ingredients or reaching in your cabinet, but not too difficult at all.
For the salad:
½ cup of green beans baked with salt and pepper and rice vinegar, until soft.
1/4 chopped pear
1/4 cup chopped cherries
1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
3 tablespoons pecans
2 tablespoons chopped apricots
2 cups arugula
For the dressing:
½ chocolate bar (melted)
½ tablespoon red wine
½ tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon orange extract.
- Mix all salad ingredients in a bowl, toss gently.
- Mix all dressing ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth. Drizzle over salad and enjoy!
After a day of eating healthy, it’s time to binge (on more healthy chocolate recipes!) This easy, three step dessert makes the delicious ending to a yummy day.
½ cup of melted dark chocolate
½ cup almond milk
½ cup dates
- Blend in blender until combined.
- Pour into small bowls.
- Garnish with mint leaves and chocolate shavings and viola!