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February 11, 2013 by Leanne Vogel December 6, 2018
Valentine’s Day obstacle #1: the box of chocolates.
Valentine’s Day obstacle #2: my absolute love for all things truffles.
Valentine’s Day obstacle #3: my habit (that I’m working on releasing) of reaching for food to deal with my feelings.
Are you feelin’ me on this one?
Valentine’s Day has landed on a weekday for the past 3 years which means Kevin’s out traveling for work and I’m left at home to celebrate the holiday of love with Pebbles and Lexy.
The last two years has painted the same picture – Leanne snuggled up on the couch with a good book, mindlessly sifting through a box of chocolates she purchased for herself earlier that day.
Last year, I managed to find a whole box dedicated to a collection of dark chocolate truffles. It was a bad scene.
There’s a thin line between mindful indulgence and mindless snacking for no purpose.
That box of chocolate truffles + Leanne snuggling on the couch, totally = mindlessness.
I wanted to change my pattern this year. I wanted to indulge… but mindfully. I wanted to still treat myself to chocolate… but not in such an unhealthy way, and not in the same volume.
I’m trading in the refined sugar, artificial flavors and evening chocolate wallowing for a healthy approach to my Valentine’s truffle fixation.
Are you with me?
A bunch of you asked if these can be made without coconut milk and coconut sugar… YES they can! I redid the recipe this afternoon and came up with a new variation using 4 ingredients instead of 5. Check out the new recipe here.
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This recipe is super simple. Plus – after you complete it, you’ll know how to make healthy(er) fudge… and I just know that that skill will come in handy in the future.
Here’s a visual of the coconut milk top I mentioned in the recipe:
Add the two ingredients to a saucepan, bring to a boil, and whisk your brains out for 10 minutes. Well, not your brains… but there is a lot of whisking involved.
This is when kids would come in handy.
The only complicated bit to it is waiting for the fudge to chill. Once that’s out of the way though, you’ll be rockin’ your way to strawberry fudge truffle town with 0 stops to unhealthy-ville.
These CAN be frozen for later consumption. If you’re like me, and having a tray full of truffles on the counter or in the fridge is just too hot to handle, bundle them up, stuff them in the freezer, and get on with life.
In addition, here are a couple of other Valentine’s Day recipes I thought you may like…
And later this week… we eat salad.
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HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.