Chocolate Ricotta Mousse

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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.

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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

serves 4

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.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 216

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!

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