If you are like me, you might enjoy a tasty bite of chocolate goodness every now and again. Or…okay, well, maybe everyday like me. 🙂 My husband Russ always checks in w/ me to ask, “How’s your chocolate stash? Do you need anything?” Ha! Well, good news, you CAN have your chocolate and eat it too!
Dark chocolate is low FODMAP in a 30 g serving (about 2 tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate morsels) per Monash University low FODMAP experts. And, contrary to popular believe, small amounts of milk chocolate and white chocolate meet the low FODMAP threshold too–just limit to 1 tablespoon of these morsels per serving. It’s all about portion size w/ the low FODMAP diet.
Personally, I am a fan of dark chocolate. Today, I thought I would share 5 of my favorite chocolate-y treats–some store bought and some of my favorite recipes.
#1 I love dark chocolate straight up. My favorite is Taza Salted Almond Dark Chocolate Mexican-style discs. A small bite and I am completely satisfied. 🙂
#2 Haley’s Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Sea Salt Truffles are such a delicious low FODMAP treat. Haley is my neighbor and she and her family have a cute yellow and black lab. They are friends with my crazy chocolate lab, Lucy. Check out the recipe here.
#3 Flourless chocolate cookies. I love these simple to make cookies without any flour. They are light and delicious.
#4 FODY Food Co.’s Monash University low FODMAP certified & delish….Dark Chocolate, Nuts and Sea Salt Bars. Shop FODY now. <Disclaimer: this is an affiliate link> These are awesome for on the go…ya know…you always want to have some dark chocolate close at all times, right? 😉
#5 Low FODMAP Brownie in a minute! This my friends….is a family favorite. A nice warm low FODMAP brownie in a minute. Easy and delicious!
Next post…I will share a bit about how the health benefits of dark chocolate–in particular, I will be talking about the polyphenols in chocolate that provide antioxidants and anti-inflammation effects. The role of polyphenols and gut health is emerging–and these plant chemicals seem to be beneficial for our gut microbes. Hooray for that!