3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse + WIAW

Happy Wednesday! I’m finally sharing a What I ate Wednesday post again, along with an old favorite recipe I rediscovered.

I’ve been craving chocolate lately.  And creamy desserts.  And healthy fat.

In the fall I was making this chocolate mousse and I had completely forgotten about it!

It’s so easy and really delicious.  I managed to get 5-6 servings out of a batch and felt full and satisfied after a small serving (something healthy fats are great for!)

3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Place the coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight to thicken.  Open the can and scoop it into a mixing bowl.  Beat the coconut milk with an electric mixer for about 5 minutes or until it thickens and becomes creamy.  Add the cocoa powder and sweetener and blend in.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Mousse

Besides craving desserts, I’ve been eating a lot of everything.  Breast feeding hunger is no joke!

Here’s a glimpse of my recent eats:

2 weeks pp wiaw bfast

I am loving pancakes these days! We have a great sprouted grain mix we use, and I also love these protein pancakes.  I usually add a smoothie or scrambled eggs.  And mid-morning, I’ve been eating a big bowl of homemade granola.  Oats are supposed to help with milk production so I’m getting a good dose daily!

Lunch and dinner have been leftovers and/or freezer meals:

2 weeks pp wiaw lunch dinnerLeftover rice and beans with salmon, salsa and avocado for lunch.  Freezer veggie beef lasagna and a green salad for dinner.

Breast-feeding hunger really hits me hard for snacking and sweets.  I’m going to get the sugar back in check soon (another whole foods reset challenge is coming in September and I’ll do my best to join you!)

But for now I’m enjoying Apple Raisin Oat muffins that I froze pre-baby and banana-chocolate “ice cream” plus the occasional scoop of real ice cream and an almond meal chocolate chip cookie!

2 weeks pp snacks desserts

I also keep a jar of almonds and raisins by my bed.  In the first few weeks, I sometimes find I’m starving in the middle of the night when getting up to nurse and it’s nice to have a snack to help me settle back to sleep.

So that’s a typical day right now.  When I have a little more time and energy, I want to get more veggies into my day and prep some make ahead salads for lunch.  But we’ll get there.  The focus right now is to stay well fueled and hydrated to feed baby J.

What are your go to sweet treats? Do you have a favorite healthy dessert?

 

34 thoughts on “3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse + WIAW

  1. Congrats on baby J, and glad to hear you are doing well. I remember having to eat at night when I was breast feeding. That seems so long ago! Even with a snack in the middle of the night and eating all day, I still lost weight. It’s just crazy how many calories breast feeding burns. Enjoy your extra treats and time with baby!

  2. Do you know that I barely recall the breastfeeding hunger? Isn’t that crazy? lol. I am always hungry and remember everything yet I think I was so tired and preoccupied with feeding him every second that I just ate when I could without even knowing I was hungry…My go-to sweet treats always involve peanut butter.
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  3. So many yummy-looking eats! You’re so wise to listen to your body, and even though this is slightly less healthy than a lot of people eat, it’s still way more healthy than so many. You’re an inspiration, as always.
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  4. i was totally going to ask you your option on sleep deprivation and sugar cravings (but wanted to wait until you ready to respond!) i’m breastfeeding a nine month old and usually waking up about once per night since she is tiny and hungry during her 12 hour night sleep- the big one is then up early and we GO GO GO. i know my sleep has suffered tremendously these past nine months. I’ve been thinking about how much sugar is in my diet and i’d love to cut it down (not completely out because i love life too much) – but do you think that if you are sleep deprived and/or nursing, that it worsens? is it harder to cut out? i think i would feel better if i consumed less sugar overall, but oftentimes i need some quick energy. thoughts? (take your time – i’ll be around ;))
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    • Hey Angela! Yes- sleep deprivation absolutely makes sugar cravings more intense, for exactly the reasons you mentioned… your body knows that sugar (and simple carbs) provide the quick energy so that you’ll feel the boost immediately, and that’s what it wants. Getting less sleep also messes with the hormones that control appetite (grehlin and leptin) so it’s a double whammy. Adding in extra protein (especially high quality animal protein) and healthy fats can help a lot. But like you said, you don’t have to cut it out completely. Nursing makes me crave sweets, too!
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