It’s no secret that I LOVE chocolate. Chocolate has been one of those instrumental foods that has helped me recover. It’s helped me overcome a fear of sweets, a fear of eating dessert, and it’s been just a true gift in recovery. I’m so thankful that God designed that glorious little cocoa bean from the beginning of time; who knew that it would transform into one of people’s favorite foods?
Chocolate is the theme of my WIAW this week. I want to share with you some of my favorite ways to eat chocolate, favorite chocolatey products, and I hope you can rekindle your love for chocolate or if you don’t like it, maybe you’ll want to try some after seeing this? If not, you do have to admit that chocolate is a really pretty addition to any meal including breakfast.
Let’s talk about chocolate in your breakfast. . .
This Saturday Morning Breakfast: Chocolate Chips in the BEST Waffle Recipe Ever
But let’s also admit 100% that chocolate doesn’t just go well in breakfast. It goes so well in snacks, and I love how bloggers find all these incredible ways to incorporate chocolate into so many different kinds of goodies. Some of my favorites that I’ve tried recently are:
These Triple Chocolate Scones From Ashley
These Soft Black Bean Brownies From Laura – YOU NEED to try these. They do not taste like beans at all, and they’re super fudgy and moist, and I can imagine they taste really good with a yummy scoop of ice cream right on top.
I want to just leave you with this.
The cocoa bean is a gift. And it’s SO tasty with sugar and milk fat or cocoa butter.
God made it.
It’s okay to enjoy it.
It’s okay to TASTE and see God’s goodness and His mercy in the little cocoa bean, or if you don’t like the cocoa bean, in the little peanut, or if you don’t like peanuts, in the olive that produces the olive oil, or …. (fill in the blank.)
I want to sing more about God’s goodness when I eat instead of living in fear.
I want to sing Psalm 96, because He has made me free!
Psalm 96:1-4, ‘
O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.
2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
4 For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.’
To end this post, I want to encourage you to more food freedom, to trying more foods that you fear, to learning that there are different ways foods can nourish your bodies.
Here are some blog posts from other bloggers to encourage you in that journey of food freedom and intuitive living this week:
Food is Greater Than Vitamins and Fiber – Bucket List Tummy
How to Treat Your Changing Body – The Real Life RD
What Are Your Favorite Foods? – The Real Life RD
Do you like chocolate?
What’s a favorite food for you that you used to be a fear food?