Just because you’re addicted to chocolate doesn’t mean you have to stray from a healthy eating plan. In addition to containing healthy fats, dark chocolate is derived from cocoa beans, which are rich in antioxidant-powered plant nutrients called flavonoids. Several studies conducted around the world in the last decade have linked the consumption of dark chocolate to protection against stroke, heart attack and diabetes. Whether you’re a vegan, on a gluten-free diet or simply a devoted health nut, you can still indulge in your favorite guilty pleasure without totally cheating. From avocado-infused chocolate cookies to zucchini chocolate cake, these 10 mouthwatering Pinterest recipes will curb whatever chocolate craving you have.



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