Tip Tuesday #5- Craving Chocolate?

We all have those days where we just NEED chocolate. I remember a friend telling me that once she gets her kids to sleep she is going to sit on the couch with a bar of chocolate. And I felt the same way! Problem is, we all know sitting down with a bar of chocolate is really not a good idea. Sort of the saying once you pop the fun don’t stop.All alone after a long day with a bar of chocolate – not safe! There is no one there to stop you from eating the whole bar.

Don’t get me wrong, chocolate is good for you, but we aren’t talking about the milk chocolate kind. Dark chocolate that has a high percentage of cocoa, specifically raw cacao, is full of antioxidants and other great stuff. It is also obvious to point out that it’s good in moderation.

So, how do we fight these late night chocolate binges?

That is where this tip comes in handy. All you need to do is break up the bar of chocolate, preferably a high cocoa percentage, and place one square in a small snack bag. Do this with the whole bar if you’d like or use a few chocolate chips. Just one square in each bag. Then place these bags all the way in the back of your freezer behind all your other frozen items. That way it won’t be so easy to get your chocolate and you will have time to think if you really need it before going through the hassle of moving around everything in your freezer.

The other great thing is that now your chocolate is frozen and it will take longer to eat. So enjoy your treat, make it last, and don’t feel bad about it!

Another way to give into your chocolate craving is by making my Healthy Version Chocolate Milkshake. Make the 2nd version that doesn’t use protein powder and don’t use the coffee. If you use crushed ice instead of cubes you get an even creamier shake that literally tastes just like a chocolate milkshake – now that’s addicting!

Coming soonhealthy homemade chocolate bars!

Do you get cravings? How do you handle them?

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  1. another way is these healthy truffles:
    1 cup chopped dates
    1 cup chopped almonds
    1/2 cup cocoa.
    mix in food processor and make balls, roll in shredded coconut if you like!
    very good!

    1. Oh yes, those are really good. I've made something similar before, but it's really hard to stop at one. Thanks for sharing

  2. My husband and I are on an eating plan that has taught us how to eat, and really doesn't prevent you from eating anything: you just need to combine your foods right and keep your calories under control. Because nothing is really off limits (except by choice), and because we eat every 2-3 hours, I really don't get cravings any more. As I write, we are enjoying a wine & dark chocolate snack. That one we do in the afternoon. We also regularly have a couple of chocolate snacks that work well in the evening, plus we eat dark chocolate flavored energy/protein bars as snacks. The bottom line is that we are eating in a way that has minimized cravings. Which is WONDERFUL!!

  3. I crave ice cream all the time and I sort of follow your idea. I scoop out just one spoonful into a bowl, and then put the carton back in the freezer. I would be too lazy to reserve myself seconds!

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