When the chocolate cravings strike (and they will) answer the call.
Thankfully, Lizzie’s on hand with some healthy alternatives for you chocoholics.
There are times when ONLY a mouthful of chocolate deliciousness will do. And there are moments in pregnancy when this urge is over whelming, and deprivation and denial are NOT tactics to use when dealing with the energy requirements and cravings of a pregnant woman.
However, all chocolate treats were not created equally. And as much as the cupcakes and brownies may be glinting at you from every coffee shop and supermarket aisle they’re just not going to be adding anything of use to your already overburdened system.
Try and see your calorific needs, as an opportunity to vitalise your baby and fill you both with the very best of cell-building nutrients. Rather than empty calories that may be sugar-heavy and leave you with just an energy slump. As well as informing your baby’s palate; the sweeter the food you eat when pregnant the more accustomed they will become to sweetness.
It’s not always easy to make everything from scratch, especially when baking is concerned, but there are certain super fast recipes that I rely on having stashed away in the fridge or freezer for me or the kids to grab whenever we need an energy hit.
Whizzing together Chocolate Pecan Brownie Balls takes no time and a batch can live in the freezer and last you ages.
Creator of the epic Lizzie Loves Food, Lizzie is on a mission to bring tasty, gorgeous, healthy food to the table.
She is full of great ideas. We love her recipes and we love her even more.