April 1, 2011
Los Angeles, California
Dear Chef Mary,
I have a huge sweet tooth! Any suggestions to curb my afternoon chocolate cravings?
Chocolate cravings are typical in the afternoon because you’re usually full and sleepy from lunch. The chocolate kick and sugar blast gives us a little extra energy to make it through the next few hours before we get our second wind. If you’re craving chocolate, turn to dark chocolate. It’s a great afternoon treat.
Dark chocolate has antioxidants that your body needs and craves but, remember, a little goes a long way. If you’re looking for other options you can keep stashed in your drawer, try a few of the items listed below: