Yep, that’s right. I’ve found a way to make chocolate intentional.
Though I will say right off the bat this is not your chocolate lover’s fantasy… this is more of a health intention turned more enjoyable.
Since I’m not that fond of dairy beyond cheese (I love me some cheese), I realize that my calcium intake is probably not that stellar on a regular basis.
Or at least it wasn’t that regular until my best friend Maggie let me in on a little secret:
There are Target brand chocolate calcium chews that taste almost like tootsie rolls which fulfill your daily dose of calcium and vitamin D in two little rolls of goodness.
Of course there are also brand name chews out there as well, but I’m frugal when it comes to items like this and always go generic when possible.
Here’s what they look like inside.
See? Just a tad bit tougher and less sweet than your average tootsie roll. And at 20 calories a pop, they are a great little treat after dinner or when I feel like eating something small.
Mr. Lively and I ate them plain for quite a while, but over time they started to get a teeny bit dull.
… Until Mr. Lively brought another player to the table.
Yum. Obviously any peanut butter will do, but Natural Jif happens to be for me the perfect mix of childhood Jif with a tad more sophisticated flavor and texture.
If there was such a thing as healthy food porn, this could be it. The peanut butter and calcium chew combo reminds me of Tagalong Girl Scout cookies, a candy bar, or some other delicious food memory that I can’t quite place.
All I know is that I’m much more likely to get my calcium if I’ve got these at home.
Two calcium chews a day keeps the osteoporosis away.