If you were around children this past weekend, there’s a good chance you were also around a few Easter baskets. There’s also a good chance you snuck a little treat out of one of those baskets. I confess. I snuck a little something out of both of my boys’ baskets, just to be fair.
I don’t want to sway you off of your spring healthy eating or your preparation for bathing suit weather, but let’s face it; we all eat a little chocolate now and then. We should. Why should we be deprived of something so enjoyable? The key to keeping chocolate in our diets without having to lie on the bed to zip up our jeans is to eat only a small amount a couple of times a week. And, if you’re only eating a little bit of chocolate twice a week, don’t you want to make sure it’s the best chocolate you can get your hands on?
One way to make sure you’re eating good chocolate, and by that I mean good tasting and good for the earth, is to buy organic or Fair Trade chocolate. I have a few favorites that I thought I’d share with my chocoholic sisters.
Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate – These organic chocolate bars are available in grocery stores everywhere, so they’re easy to grab when I need a little chocoalte pick me up. The dark chocolate varieties are delicious, and remember, all the health benefits are found in dark, not milk, chocolate.
Theo – You know that salt/chocolate combination that we all crave once in a while? Theo makes a Dark Chocolate Salted Almond bar that beautifully satisfies those cravings.
Divine – Once you’ve had a taste of Divine’s Fair Trade Milk Chocolate bar, you’ll never be satisfied with one of those bars from that big name candy company ever again. It’s so creamy it melts right in your mouth with the purest chocolate flavor – it’s a great bar for grownups, but it’s also one that’s a perfect first “better” bar for kids who are reluctant to try anything they can’t find in a mini mart.
Let me know if you have an organic favorite chocolate that you would like to share with all of us?
Pure Love Grows XOXOXO
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