Tag Archives: chocolate

Chocolate in the Morning

A new study, led by Brigham and Women’s Hospital scientists, suggests that having chocolate in the morning or in the evening/night results in differential effects on hunger and appetite, lipid oxidation, fasting glucose, microbiota, and sleep and temperature rhythms; the consumption of a rather high amount of chocolate (100 g) …

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Chocolate Cheesecake

Fat bombs are the not-so-secret secret to maintaining your keto diet. And while this blog might not be a dieters dream with so many desserts around, I’m dedicating some time to some much needed sweet treat options for those following specific diets or lifestyles.  Read on for my chocolate cheesecake fat bomb …

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Chocolate Heart?

Chocolate Helps Keep Heart’s Blood Vessels Healthy, Review Suggests A new systematic review and meta-analysis of previous studies suggests that the consumption of chocolates at least once a week is associated with a reduction in the risk of coronary artery disease. Krittanawong et al found that chocolate consumption (1 time …

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Healthy Bittersweet Chocolate Quinoa Muffins

I get it.  The title of this post is…  a little strange.  Chocolate Quinoa Muffins??  Oh yes, I put quinoa in a dessert.  And it works! These Healthy Bittersweet Chocolate Quinoa Muffins are super light and fluffy, like cupcakes, but hearty and filling (perfect for breakfast!), like muffins.  They’re not …

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Healthy Chocolate Muddy Buddies Bunnies

Can I tell you something? I eat bunnies. And smaller the better! … Whoa whoa whoa…  not REAL bunnies, silly!  I’m talking about these cocoa-covered bunny cookies!  They’re super delicious, sweet and crunchy cookies stirred into thick, rich and delicious melted peanut butter, and then coated in intensely flavored dark …

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Healthy Chocolate Banana Muffins

Healthy Chocolate Banana Muffins — sweet, moist and fluffy, and PACKED with chocolate and banana flavor! ??  You’d never know these babies are good for you!  Oh yes.  They’re refined sugar free, low fat, high fiber and 100% whole grain.  One bite and you won’t believe any of that, though.  Yeah, …

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Chewy Coconut and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing beats a chewy chocolate chip cookie and a glass a cold milk, right? How about a one that also has coconut? If you love coconut like me, you are going to love these super soft and flavorful chewy coconut and chocolate chip cookies I made last week. I ate …

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This past week I spied some very over ripe bananas sitting in a bowl on my counter. Every time I’d walk past, these bananas would call out to me, begging me to bake them into some banana bread. And really, who am I to refuse such a simple request? But …

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Apricot White Chocolate Scones

I really can’t resist a good scone. No really, I can’t. Earlier this week I made my favorite Cranberry Orange Scones with orange butter and enjoyed one warm out of the oven with a cup of coffee. That is my idea of heaven. So when I was told I could share …

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