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Prediabetes Friendly Almond Bark

RECIPE: Prediabetic Almond Bark

Can you really eat chocolate if you have Prediabetes? Yes...under certain conditions. How's that possible? Because dark Chocolate is full of antioxidants, high blood-sugar-busting minerals and even fiber! So... what happens when you mix your favorite dark chocolate bar and roasted almonds? You get yummy Prediabetic Almond Bark! Read on to see how easy it is to make it!

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Dark chocolate is very good for you! And most dark chocolate bars are very low in sugar, and some even use healthier coconut sugar or raw honey!

So...is it ok to eat a few pieces of dark chocolate even though there's a bit of sugar in it?

Yes! (as long as you do one thing...that one thing is below)

Self Control And Chocolate

Ok Ladies, we're all big girls, and we all know our weaknesses. Dark chocolate is totally ok as long as you control yourself and only eat 2 to 3 pieces MAXIMUM per day! (1 square of a chocolate bar is a piece.)

Now, if you think you can NOT limit yourself to 2 to 3 squares of dark chocolate MAXIMUM per day...

...and if you think you would just eat the whole bar and maybe even some of the packaging in a moment of weakness...

...then stop reading this post right now AND DON'T buy or eat any chocolate!

But if you're able to control yourself, then keep reading.

The Best Dark Chocolate Bars

There are literally hundreds of dark chocolate bars you can buy.

But as a helpful guide, I'll give you my favorites and let you know how much sugar is ok, and how much is not.

Joan's List of Dark Chocolate Bar Faves:

Ladies! Look for dark chocolate bars that have less than 3 grams carbs per square, that way you get some dreamy chocolate without raising your blood sugar.  

And remember, only 2 to 3 squares per day MAX!

Green and Blacks 70 Dark Chocolate
Lindt 90 Cocoa Dark Chocolate Bar

Almonds

Almonds are really great snacks when you have Prediabetes.

But did you know...

...marrying the almonds and chocolate together creates a heavenly Prediabetes- friendly treat? It does!

Today I'm going to show you how easy it is to make Prediabetic Almond Bark -- a totally awesome dessert your family will love, Prediabetes or not.

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Recipe: Prediabetic Almond Bark

Yield: 1/2 baking sheet (approx. 10 servings)

  • 2 three-ounce (85-100 grams) dark chocolate bars
  • 2 cups roasted almonds (I explain below how to roast your almonds)

Trying to eat healthy all on your own is too darn hard.

In the Healthy U Group we encourage each other to eat better...

Directions:

Melt Chocolate Bowl Oven
  • Melt your chocolate in a stainless steel bowl, in a warm oven. Simply break up the bar into smaller pieces, put it in a stainless steel bowl, and heat it in the oven on warm for 10 minutes. Your chocolate should totally melt to liquid. If it needs more time, leave it in the oven for another 10 minutes.
  • While your chocolate is melting, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Once your chocolate is melted, mix your almonds and chocolate together in the stainless steel bowl. You'll have to do this quickly since the chocolate will start to harden. If your almond-chocolate mixture hardens too quickly, put it back in the oven for a few minutes to soften it up.
  • Place the almond-chocolate mixture on the baking sheet, spreading the almonds one layer deep.
  • Put your almond bark in the fridge for an hour or until the bark is hard.
Prediabetic Almond Bark on Baking Sheet
  • Break your bark into palm-sized pieces and store in the fridge.
  • Enjoy your Prediabetic Almond Bark! A suitable serving would be palm-sized.
Prediabetic Almond Bark Table

How to Roast Almonds

Place 4 cups of raw almonds on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Roast in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Let cool. Store in a jar in the fridge. Roasted almonds are great for snacking!

And that's how easy it is to make Prediabetic Almond Bark! (Even my 12-year-old daughter makes it all by herself all the time...hey, you won't hear me complaining!)

Share this recipe with a lady friend who needs a healthy dessert recipe.

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About the Author Joan Pasay

As a Nutrition & Lifestyle Therapist I felt compelled to start Power In The Group. Why? To guide and support women like you with Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance so you can regain and nourish your health...without all the confusion. Together we can enjoy the richest quality of life for ourselves, with our families, and within our society...wanna come along?

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