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Monday, February 11, 2013

Chocolate it's Good for Your Body and Your Soul: Healthy Eating

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chocolate


Can it be what we thought was bad for us is really good for us? Yes, chocolate is not only enjoyable but it's healthy. Flavonols in cocoa beans  have an antioxidant effect that seems to aid in the prevention of heart disease and diabetes*.  Chocolate also contains natural chemical mood enhancers*  

Now don't  go and OD on chocolate... the sugar and calories in chocolate products still can add on pounds, but a daily piece of dark chocolate is not only a wonderful pleasure; it may be good for your health.


So Dear Valentine,


 BRING ON THE CHOCOLATE!


Love,
Diane


Indulge yourself in some of the wonderful chocolate recipes shared  on my Foodie Friday Party:


Dark Chocolate Cocoa Truffles
Dark Chocolate Cocoa Truffles
Butterfinger Pudding Cookies
Butterfinger Pudding Cookies
Cocoa-Mocha Cupcakes
Cocoa-Mocha Cupcakes



Weekly Menu Plan:



Meatless Monday: Creamy Spinach Enchiladas

Tuesday: Buttery Cod with Quinoa and Cucumbers

Wednesday: Frittata and Rustic Bread

Thursday: Frozen Asian Appetizers with Rice Noodles and Mixed Vegetables

Friday: Valentine Dinner at The Bedford Post

Saturday: Lagusta in Seafood Risotto with Asparagus




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16 comments:

  1. Thanks for including my cookies in your round-up, Diane! :) Sharing on Facebook! Have a great week!

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    1. You are very welcome... they look so moist and delicious.

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  2. mmm, chocolate is definitely good for you :) Looks like a great menu. I'd love a recipe for the cod.

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    1. Just sprinkling some salt, pepper and old bay on the cod and sautéing it in butter.

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  3. Thanks for including my Chocolate Chip Pie in this awesome list, Diane! Pinning for future reference and sharing on FB and twitter as well! Have a great day!

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    1. You are welcome. I just want to go swimming in all of these desserts...yum.

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  4. A fellow Monday Meal Planner swinging by to say HI!

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  5. Hi Diane - thanks for including my Biscoff Bundt Cake with Espresso Ganache in your chocolate round up. They're all so tempting!! I hope you have a great week.

    Patricia @ ButterYum

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    1. You are very welcome it is a beautiful cake.

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  6. THANK YOU Diane!! I'm very honored that you included my Snickers Cake

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    1. You are very welcome Winnie. The layers must have been a lot of work, beautifully done.

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    1. Thank you very much... I was a member but my information was not up to date.

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  8. These all look sooo good! I'm so glad to have found you on Friday Favorite Finds- I liked the idea of sharing others' recipes and wanted to meet other bloggers who felt the same way. :) I am now following you on FB, Google+ and on Twitter.

    Joy from Yesterfood
    http://yesterfood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting Simple Living and Eating. You are welcome to join my food party on fridays if you would like another opportunity to share recipes.

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