No diet should come between you and your chocolate and it needn't have to. There are healthy ways to eat chocolate and not all of them involve eating 99% dark chocolate. We want our healthy chocolate snacks to taste like a treat, even if they're not quite as calorie laden as our favourite chocolate desserts - raw cacao nibs just won't cut the mustard.
Eating one of these is never going to be the same as eating your green vegetables, but with some of these healthy chocolate recipes, you don't have to feel guilty for indulging in chocolatey snack.
Here are 13 of our favourite healthy ways to eat chocolate!
These flourless black bean avocado brownies are vegan and gluten free. They use black beans instead of flour and avocado instead of butter or oil, and yet remain fudgy and chocolate packed! Recipe here.
Also gluten-free are these low carb, chocolate hazelnut waffles, which make for a surprisingly hearty breakfast to start your day off right. And chocolatey. Recipe here.
These are chocolate-covered frozen banana and peanut butter bites - a crunchy chocolate cover encases a frozen banana and smooth peanut butter core - delicious. Recipe here.
These mint chocolate power bars can be prepared in a sheet in advance and eaten throughout the week. Handy for those 3pm office chocolate cravings! Recipe here.
Energy balls made of dates and tumeric are all well and good, but we're not sure they'd beat these coconut chocolate truffle energy balls! Recipe here.
There's only four ingredients in this very simple raw chocolate mousse. Perfect for a quick, easy and impressive dessert. Recipe here.
These satsumas dipped in dark chocolate and coconut oil and sprinkled with desiccated coconut make for a healthy, low-sugar snack. Recipe here.
You'd never guess this chocolate cake was actually made largely with banana, almond and cacao! Recipe here.
The fat stats in this one are a little higher, but it's mostly down to the coconut oil so it's not totally terrible. It's a chocolate raspberry macaroon tart. Recipe here.
Make a batch of this dark chocolate and sea salt popcorn for snacking on while watching a movie rather than reaching for less healthy alternatives! Recipe here.
This chocolate banana chia seed shake is another breakfast recipe that could double as dessert. Our kind of breakfast! Recipe here.
Chocolate black bean power cookies that are boosted with all sorts of good stuff! Recipe here.
Healthy... donuts? Did you think it was possible? These are baked, gluten-free chocolate donuts and are gorgeously light and fluffy. Recipe here.