Today is your lucky day because you get two posts! Yay! Granted the other post was mostly just pictures to make you
jealous want to visit Maine and hang out with me. This is going to be another sort of quick post just for anyone that may be craving something a little sweet but is terrified of calories (which you shouldn’t be terrified of but that’s a completely different post!).
Back last year, I was a huge baker. I love creating tasty yumyums and then eating them, which unfortunately packed on the pounds even more. Since my weight loss journey, I have gotten less creative in the kitchen and it has been a huge bummer. I definitely miss it but I have been so afraid of making treats because I really do not want to eat them all. I do have to admit, I can make some really tasty sweets. I even have the apron to prove it!
When the weather is really warm out, you don’t want to bake so I came up with a great solution… Not baking! I am pretty amazing like that. Instead, I decided to make a chocolatey dip/pudding/thing. It’s super easy to make and won’t break your calorie-bank. I definitely don’t feel guilty or bloated after devouring it in my kitchen, chocolate coating my whole entire face and a crazed look in my eye. Just another day in my journey to becoming awesome. So enough of the jibber-jabber and on to this…
Step One: Buy Something to Use for Dipping. Strawberries are divine.
Step Two: Grab a 6oz thing of plain or vanilla Greek yogurt, mix in 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark because it sounded mysterious), add a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a tablespoon or two of maple syrup (REAL maple syrup. I will know if you use the corn syrup kind and I will be disappointed! Shaking my head at you from around every corner), and stir. I also added in a few chocolate chips because I am a little naughty. Let it sit for awhile in the fridge (I find it tastes a lot better when the flavors have a chance to sit and mix on their own).
Step Three: Devour like a maniac.
If you eat the whole entire thing with a cup of strawberries, you are looking at 200 – 220 calories depending on how much maple syrup you add. Not too shabby when compared to ice cream and other desserts. Definitely a little bit of an indulgence, but not as bad as other indulgences… and it’s better for you anyway! It’s definitely filling enough that you could probably split the serving into 2.
Quick, simple, delicious.