Now that I am feeling a little better, my nightly dessert is back. But as always, I like to make it count as a healthy snack as well, especially being pregnant. I get tested for gestational diabetes in a couple weeks (which I have a 2/3 chance of failing since I had it with Cassidy) so I definitely don’t need to be eating white flour and sugar that would spike my blood sugar (not that we use those things normally anyway). I need something that has a balance of some carbohydrates, protein, and fat all from whole foods. So pretty much what every meal and snack should be anyway.
This chocolate mousse is about as simple as it gets. Its perfect for me right now too since I am trying to get more calcium in for growing baby #3 and most dairy is less than appealing to me right now. But this, however, is very appealing! It is sweetened with only a small amount of honey and uses dark chocolate cocoa. 4 ingredients and about 2 minutes and dessert is served.
Chocolate Ricotta Mousse
1 15 oz container part skim ricotta
1/4 cup honey
3 Tbs dark chocolate cocoa
1/4 tsp vanilla
Place it all in a food processor and whip until smooth. I have found certain brands of ricotta to be less “grainy” than others so those are better for a smoother mousse.
Fat: 8.7 g
Sodium: 130 mg (5%)
Carbohydrates: 25 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
Sugars: 17.8 g
Protein: 13 g
and 30% Daily Value of Calcium, score!