Chocolate — Theobroma cacao — isn’t generally considered a health food. However, research has shown that cacao contains antioxidants. Thus, there could be some health benefits from consuming high-quality and less-processed forms of chocolate without loads of added fat and sugar.
A recent post on this blog explains some of the ways that you can be choosy with chocolates and enjoy it in moderation as a guilt-free treat. You can also try one of these recipes:
Or, try this savory mole sauce, adapted from a nontraditional vegan mole recipe. Mole is often served with chicken, but it can also be served with tofu, beans or another protein of your choice. The spicy, earthy flavor is also good with butternut squash or avocado.
(does not include added salt)