Chocolate doesn't have to be your guilty pleasure, because everyone needs an occasional fix. Did you know dark chocolate is nutritious, a great source of antioxidants, improves your health and lowers your risk of heart disease? If you don't like dark chocolate, there are still healthy ways to eat regular chocolate as well.
Cut a banana in half. Skewer both halves, place them on wax paper and put them in the freezer. Once frozen, dip them in melted chocolate and roll them in your favorite crunchy topping like chopped nuts or toasted coconut. Return the chocolate-covered banana to the freezer and enjoy them when the chocolate has set. Yum!
Lacking protein and needing a chocolate fix? Make a batch of these. I love energy bites with oats, flax-seed, banana and chocolate, but these bites are perfect if you're on a gluten, grain or dairy-free diet.
Kristina Tieken is a staff writer for FamilyShare, public relations specialist with a love for the fine arts, food and exercise. She enjoys watching movies and spending time with her husband and family.