Dark Chocolate…The How

Chocolate may seem like one of those things that you should avoid if you absolutely cannot tolerate those dark chocolate bars that contains 70% or more cocoa…or cannot control how much chocolate you eat once you start eating it… But that doesn’t have to be the case… Try a Dark Chocolate Smoothie.   The perfectContinue reading “Dark Chocolate…The How”

Choosing Chocolate Chock-full of Nutrition

So now that we know dark chocolate is good for us and why,, does that mean that we go to the nearest candy aisle and grab at least one of every single dark chocolate bar that we can find and eat them every single day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Actually,. no… ***************** What to LookContinue reading “Choosing Chocolate Chock-full of Nutrition”

Dark Chocolate…The Why

Dark chocolate, especially any 70% dark chocolate or higher, contains many nutrients—such as antioxidants, fiber, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, zinc, and magnesium that may help lower your risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation and insulin resistance, and improve brain function, alleviate stress, and lower your risk of diabetes. *************** Antioxidants   Dark chocolate contains numerous antioxidants…in fact darkContinue reading “Dark Chocolate…The Why”

Dark Chocolate…The What

In our quest to add more antioxidants to our diet, we havec talked about alfalfa sprouts… blackberries…broccoli…and corn… …all of which may not seem very appoealing… But there is one source of antioxidants that we can probably all warm up to… Chocolate… Specifically dark chocolate… People have been enjoying chocolate for about four thousand years…startingContinue reading “Dark Chocolate…The What”

Making the Perfect Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Last week two important things happened in the lives of our family. First of all, the “resident five year old” started real school… …and we bought and moved into a new house.     So for a while instead of focusing so much on the raw foods pyramid…or cooking methods…or any of the other tangentsContinue reading “Making the Perfect Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”