Sweet Tooth Appeasement #1
(Choc. Covered Strawberries)
Staying on track with sugar goals is challenging when that sweet tooth starts to nag. Here’s how I satisfy my cravings for something sweet and still reach my wellness goals.
I’ll admit that lately, with two small children running around the house I have not exactly been the poster child for self control when it comes to chocolate. But there are still times when I try to do it better. Here’s one of my ‘go to’ treats to keep my sweet tooth at bay without throwing all my hard work to the dogs.
~ Fresh strawberries (preferably organic so you don’t consume all those pesticides)
~ Chocolate bars (milk, dark, and/or white) – (again, preferably organic)
Melt 4-5 squares of the chocolate either in the microwave or in a pan. If you do it in the microwave keep a close eye on it and stir it every 30 seconds or so. The chocolate can be melted but look like it’s still in squares if you just peer in the microwave window. Stand 4 or more feet away from microwave when it’s in use!
If you use a pan put the stove on low heat and stir constantly.
Once melted dip strawberries (that you already washed) in the chocolate and lay them on a plate or piece of wax paper to cool and solidify.
If you want to get fancy you can melt one of the other chocolates, as they are each a different color, and drizzle over the already dipped strawberries with a fork to make them look striped and decorated (NOTE: this is very impressive at parties).
Eat a few of these next time you have a SWEET TOOTH ATTACK. You’ll satisfy your chocolate/sugar craving, and the strawberries are sweet and juicy yet nutritious. This is much better than downing an entire pack of Oreos.
P.S. In my experience white chocolate takes longer to melt and starts to solidify faster, it is also a little more difficult to drizzle!
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