Looking for a Valentine’s day chocolate that won’t wreck your waistline? Look no further! Celebrate the day of love with these 100 (ish) calorie treats. They’re made with cacao, a superfood with 40x the antioxidant power than blueberries. Low calorie and super healthy? I’m gonna eat these by the fistful.
Yeah, yeah, Valentine’s Day is the child of capitalism and commercialism, a holiday created to push cards and chocolate.
But-for better or worse-it celebrates love. And I have a love worth celebrating.
In the spirit of the season, I’m going to share a piece of my love story. To make it worth your time I’m including a recipe for Valentine’s Day chocolates made primarily of the superfood cacao. Cacao is lower in calories and additives than traditional chocolate.
And each Ish Mom Valentine’s Day chocolate is only 100(ish) calories!
Don’t worry. There won’t be that much to scroll through.
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Husband Appreciation Post
I met Josh when we worked at our local library.
Because he was quiet, and I don’t know, appropriately reserved for a professional setting? I decided he was a Boy Scout (actually an Eagle Scout, thank you very much) and wrote him off as much (why, younger Megan whyyyy?).
One afternoon he came up from such a light book drop collection a cart wasn’t necessary, carrying books in his arms. I happened to be walking back into the circulation area. Solely in the spirit of messing with him, I barked, “You call that a book drop! Get back down there.”
Josh looked at me levelly, took a breath, and smiled.
Weeks later, under the same impression as before, I asked him a question that was inappropriate for the workplace. When he provided the most appropriate answer he could under the circumstance I followed up with an even more inappropriate joke.
My future husband looked at me levelly, took a deep breath, and laughed. And laughed. Then he choked a little and laughed some more.
“Okay,” I thought, surprised, “Hello.”
It Only Gets Better
My love has been looking at me levelly, taking a deep breath, and surprising me for five years now.
After the inappropriate joking, chatting on break became a regular occurrence. When I referred to Josh as a friend, he took a deep breath and replied, “Oh, Megan. I’m not your friend.”
When I told him I ate mostly vegetables but wasn’t sure the best way to cook them, Josh took a deep breath and made dinner.
When I told him my ex may be problematic and then began showing up and my work, following us in traffic, and various other shenanigans, Josh took a deep breath and got on the stand to testify.
Round eyes watching the blue lines appearing to announce Big A’s arrival, Josh took a deep breath and squeezed me to his chest on the tiny bathroom floor at our old house.
When I kept insisting, “I can’t feel my leg” in the hospital after the birth of Big A, Josh took a deep breath and held my hand while he requested more doctors. He seemed to hold that breath for months, as he helped me to the car; later, in the shower and holding my lifeless leg, pulling a pant leg over.
Clasping Little A, Josh took a deep breath and led him in his first steps.
Hearing Big A’s autism diagnosis, Josh took a deep breath and nudged my notebook towards me so I could take notes.
All our lives together, Josh has using his breath to steady himself, steadying me. All of us.
I Heart Superfoods
Enough with all the mushy stuff.
If you’re also trying to eat healthy this Valentine’s Day, then I have the super food chocolate candy recipe for you. You can make your awesome partner some candy without breaking your calorie or nutrient bank.
I love Valentine’s candy but I’m still on my post partum weight loss journey, watching the amount of sugar and calories I eat.
These easy, four ingredient, 100-ish calorie chocolates are made from cacao powder. Cacao is a superfood with forty times the antioxidant content of blueberries. Read more about the benefits of cacao here.
100 (ish) Calorie Valentine’s Day Chocolates
- Combine all ingredients well (I use a handheld mixer set on low)
- Pour into these heart shaped molds
- Freeze overnight
- Store in refrigerator
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? If so, what are your plans? Let me know in the comments below. Share this article so you won’t forget the candy recipe.
See the start of my postpartum weight loss journey here!