Food Therapy from Confessions of a Chocoholic

Photo: courtesy of Confessions of a Chocoholic

A chocolate lover dreams of having chocolate with every meal. A chocolate fanatic actually has chocolate with every meal, usually with a side course of  guilt.

But a true chocoholic knows how to add chocolate to every meal while still getting away with calling it healthy.

With Confessions of a Chocoholic’s Pumpkin Quinoa Yogurt Parfait, you won’t have to fool yourself into thinking adding chocolate to your breakfast is healthy. It actually is. With other stars like healthy quinoa, seasonal pumpkin, and weight gain-fighting yogurt, dark chocolate peanut butter isn’t even in the dish title. Harmless.

And, che bella! Half the draw of a parfait is its aesthetics, and Confessions of a Chocoholic’s use of mason jars is a nice touch, making the end result that much more visually appealing and rustic in feel. Inside the jar is a late fall palate of colors, with layers consisting of quinoa mixed with pumpkin and vanilla soymilk, greek yogurt mixed with dark chocolate peanut butter, bananas and candied pecans (this recipe uses Mexican chocolate ones — no surprise there).

So, chocolate lovers and fanatics: take note. This recipe is just one of many tricks to a chocoholic’s trade.