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Healthy Recipes That Include Chocolate

Source: asweetpeachef

With the post-holiday season upon us, we all want to eat healthy. However, that doesn’t always equal quinoa and ice water all the time. It’s good to want to improve ourselves after the new year, but we don’t always have to sacrifice sweetness for healthiness. You can have your chocolate and not feel guilty about it! Here are some recipes you can make for yourself that are both good for you and chocolatey:

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes

Source: topwithcinnamon

Pancakes really are an excuse to eat sweets in the morning, and I’m just fine with that! Because they’re made with oatmeal, they don’t include dairy or flour. Therefore, they’re vegan and gluten-free! Start your day off right with these pancakes that won’t load you down.

Brownies with Butterscotch Drizzle

Source: health.com

Chocolate and butterscotch seems to good to be true, but it isn’t! This recipe cuts the sugar nearly in half by combining bittersweet and regular chocolate and makes it healthier by including whole wheat flour. Since a majority of the ingredients are low-fat and low on sugar, you can take more than one! I won’t tell.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse Pie

Source: popsugar

This recipe cuts out cream and replaces it with tofu for a healthy spin that doesn’t diminish taste. It still has every bit of the silken richness of regular chocolate mousse but with a healthier take. It will be loved by vegans and non-vegans alike.

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Source: asweetpeachef

Chocolate zucchini bread is always a delight for both dessert and breakfast. With the addition of unsweetened applesauce and coconut oil, this recipe excludes the usual oils without sacrificing taste. When you think of bread, you think of heavy calories, but not with this one! It’s light, chocolatey, and healthy!

Ultimately, there doesn’t always have to be a choice between what you wish you could eat and what’s good for you. You can indulge without always feeling guilty for it. Go ahead and try one of these recipes if you want a good balance of healthiness and chocolatiness.

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