Have you heard of Trim Healthy Mama (THM)? It's a crazy-successful way to eat that helps to balance blood sugar and aid weight loss through combining foods in certain ways. In a nutshell, you don't want equal amounts of the two primary fuel sources in the same meal. So you'll have an "S" (Satisfying) meal that is based around healthy fats OR an "E" (Energy) meal that's more centered around healthy carbs. There's tons more to it than that, but that's the big idea.
If you want to learn more, the two charming sisters -- Pearl and Serene (aren't those the best names??), who developed the THM plan and recipes -- have a fun website where they have more info, videos and sell their books; and they also have a Facebook page.
One of their famous recipes is called "Skinny Chocolate". It's made with three main ingredients: coconut oil, unsweetened cocoa powder, a sweetener plus a tiny pinch of salt. People love it.
Me, not so much. It's a little bland and not creamy enough to really get me to chocolate happy-ville. (Sorry, THM'ers who love this stuff!!) I love all the recipes I've tried so far and practically live on their Lazy Lasagna, but I had to create my own go-to for my chocolate fix.
So I've played with the recipe over the months and looked on Pinterest -- tons of variations out there!! I love to bake and have learned a few tricks along the way. One chocolate-maker's trick is this secret ingredient: for deeper, more complex chocolate flavor, add instant espresso powder.
Secret Ingredient Skinny (Peppermint) Chocolate (S)
mmmmm ... let chocolate harden and store in freezer (a good idea -- that way they are out of sight or I'd eat the whole pan!).
No sugar, easy to make -- guilt-free chocolate! Try it and let me know what you think!
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