If you read my last post about the pumpkin dip, you will remember that I am trying to keep my hubby on a low-carb eating plan. This is not always easy to do, but he’s a real trooper and has done well so far. There have been “cheat” meals, especially when we were out of town, but he’s been good to get right back on the plan. For the first week or so he had headaches which we attributed to carb withdrawal. Once he got over that hurdle, he found it easier to stay with the plan.
Unfortunately, I am the one struggling with what to cook for dinner! You’d think it would be fairly easy since I am feeding just the two of us! However, sometimes it takes work for me to figure out if I need to serve him a satisfying meal, an energy meal, or a fuel pull meal! You can check these out on the Trim Healthy Mama page! It is all still a big learning curve for me.
Sometimes with this eating plan, we just need a good snack…a tide-me-over until time for dinner. The other day I decided to make some chocolate covered strawberries. Strawberries are on the plan, but regular chocolate is not. Thankfully, the sisters who wrote the book created a recipe called Skinny Chocolate. It is amazing! Yesterday I melted some that I had in the refrigerator and dipped frozen strawberries into it. Because the berries were already cold, the chocolate hardened quickly. They were a hit with the hubby!
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1/2 c. coconut oil
2-3 tsp of stevia sweetener
Put the cocoa powder into a small bowl. Add the coconut oil and sweetener. Stir all ingredients well until the sweetener melts well into the cocoa powder.* If desired, stir in 1/2 c. unsweetened dried coconut.
Dip frozen strawberries into the chocolate. Set on wax paper or aluminum foil until set.
If you don’t want to use the chocolate right away or if you didn’t use all of it with your strawberries, pour the chocolate onto a plate covered with wax paper or foil and freeze until solid. Break it apart to eat as mini chocolate bars or to blend into Greek yogurt!
*Definitely make sure that the sweetener is totally dissolved into the cocoa powder or the chocolate will taste bitter!