For most of us, chocolate is one of our favorite foods. It’s typically not allowed on any diet protocol. However, chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, has a lot of vitamins and antioxidants that can really improve a person’s health. Cutting it out completely is not a good idea either for long term results. That’s why we’ve dug up some of the best and easiest chocolate recipes that you can likely include on any diet you’re part of right now. These recipes are not only easy to make, but fantastic tasting.
Our Amazing Low Fat Chocolate Pudding
This is a very fast dessert, as it takes only around 20 total minutes from start to finish to make it. You start out with a semi decent saucepan, medium and a wire whisk. Mix around 1/3 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of cornstarch, and 3 tbsps of unsweetened cocoa and a pinch of salt into the pan. Whisk in the pan with about 2 cups of skim milk.
- Heat the mixture to boiling and stir constantly the entire time, add the chocolate after this. Cook it for 1 minute continually stirring during that time until the chocolate fully melts
- Remove saucepan from the stove and stir in the vanilla (1 tsp). Once you do this, spoon the mixture into custard cups, and serve this warm.
This is one of the easiest desserts we know of, but also delicious. It does contain sugar, so you can substitute this for splenda if so desired, and it will still taste great. 1/3 cup of the pudding will be around 120 calories with only 1.3 g of fat.
Chocolate Crunch Dessert
This one offers not only sweetness, but saltiness as well. Takes only 5 minutes of actual prep time to make it, and is delicious. You will need 1 cup of Wheat Chex cereal, and a cup of broken pretzel sticks (broken in half). You will also need 1/4 cup of salted roasted almonds and 3 tbsps of bittersweet chocolate chips.
- To start, combine the Chex, pretzels and almonds into a bowl. Drizzle the melted chocolate (use a double boiler or microwave) over this and stir it to combine the final product.
- Spread the final mixture over wax paper and allow it to set. It’s good to do this on a baking sheet and refrigerate it. Should only take about 30 minutes.
Not only is this delicious for dessert, it’s a large serving and not too high in calories. Per serving, or around 3/4 cup, it’s only 218 calories. Much of the fat it contains is also good for the body.
We don’t recommend these snacks on something like the HCG diet, as they’re too high in carbs and fat. However, for many diets they can be used. Both recipes are simple to make, take only a few minutes, and are delectable. In the future we will touch base on some other chocolate based concoctions that we hope will offer much the same.