My husband and I NO longer have white flour or sugar in the house and we don't use prepackaged foods. Therefore, when I want a treat, we will go out for a single slice of cake or scoop of ice cream. However, I'd like to learn to prepare great tasting alternatives that we can enJOY at home, while still filling our bodies with healthy, nourishing ingredients.
Here are 3 recipes, I'd like to try and I want to choose one before Valentine's Day.
Dark Chocolate Pudding:
- 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
- 2 cups low-fat plain unsweetened soy milk, divided
- 1/4 cup organic evaporated cane juice
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (70% cocoa or greater)
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate curls or shavings for garnish (70% cocoa or greater), optional
- In a small bowl, stir together arrowroot and 2 tbsp soy milk until no lumps remain. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, whisk remaining soy milk, cane juice, cocoa and vanilla until combined. Bring to a simmer on medium heat. Add chocolate chips and stir until completely melted, 2 to 4 minutes. Add arrowroot mixture, whisking constantly until thickened, 45 seconds to 1 minute. Divide among serving dishes and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. If desired, garnish each with chocolate curls, dividing evenly.
Nutrients per 1/2-cup serving: Calories: 171, Total Fat: 5 g, Sat. Fat: 3 g, Carbs: 32 g, Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 17 g, Protein: 5 g, Sodium: 79 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
(I may try dark chocolate)1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (I may try dark chocolate)
1 tsp Espresso Powder
3 tbs whole wheat pastry flour1 tbs unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract