Low-Carb, More Protein, and Healthy Fats
I’ve been following a lower-carb diet after reading a few different diet books last year, and at the recommendation of my doctor. Most of the diet books I read are reviewed in this blog, they include, Eat Fat, Lose Fat; 4-Hour Body; The Fateful Fork; and one more that I haven’t reviewed yet entitled, The Carbohydrate Addict’s Lifespan Program and Cookbook. As I’ve mentioned before, I was looking for something to help me maintain my weight after I turned 40. For me, lower carbs, more protein, and healthy fats help me maintain my weight without feeling hungry or deprived. To read the book reviews, simply select the Book Reviews Category from the right-hand column.
Guilt-Free and Delicious!
I call these Super Healthy Bon Bons because they are loaded with nutrient-dense Superfoods, such as, Perfect Coconut Oil, Raw and Fair Trade Cacao Powder, Almond Flour, and local, raw honey. I always choose organic ingredients whenever possible. These are the super hero of Bon Bons, compared to those other peanut butter balls which are made with highly-processed and questionable ingredients, such as, 4 cups of powdered sugar, semi-sweet chocolate chips and Kellogg’s Crispies.
It is surprising how little natural sweetener (only 1/4C of honey for approximately 4 dozen) is needed to create theses delicious treats.
1C Creamy Natural Peanut Butter (or other Nut Butter)
1/2C Almond Flour
1/4C Raw Honey (or equivalent stevia to reduce carbs)
5T Raw Cacao Powder
1C Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
1. Warm the coconut oil and peanut butter in a pan over low heat, then mix in the remainder of the ingredients.
2A. At this point you can either “pour” the batter into candy molds and place them into the refrigerator or freezer to chill. (I used silicone muffin cups filled with 1 Tblsp)
2B. OR, pour the batter in a 9/13 pan, chill, and cut into 40 pieces.
3. Finished chocolates will need to stay cool to hold their shape. Enjoy!
Only 6 g of net carbs per chocolate with honey, 1.5 g with stevia. These are NOT low-fat or reduced-calorie, so best to enjoy these healthy treats with moderation.
Adapted from the book Eat Fat, Lose Fat (my book review)