Thanks Hulda! (meant to quote you in last post where I said that, but missed it)Bryers has low carb very little sugar ice cream. On Amazon and at grocery stores you can get cookies with no sugar and gluten free. Russel Stover has no sugar chocolate candy and is wonderful. Pinterest has wonderful recipes. Only bread is dark rye for me. I have the Glycemic Index Diet list of foods off of that I buy fruit and veggies recommended. I don’t miss the sugar and I was like you. I have lost 28# in 2 1/2 months just by eliminating sugars that are refined , eating the right fruits and just using the dark rye.My husband loves our new meals. Look up sheet pan dinners. Go easy on potatoes. If we have a few they are red. Best to you.
I make something with pre-ground nibs, a cinnamon-nutmeg-orangepeel mixture I made, and butter. It's pretty good. The cinnamon is the kind that's supposed to be alright in larger doses. I forget which kind that is.You can grind cocoa nibs in a coffee grinder, and make hot chocolate the way pirates & royalty used to drink it; in a moka pot, or espresso machine, or even a French press, like coffee. INCREDIBLY bitter. Far more than straight espresso is. But? Hits that theobromine …ahhhhhh… bone melting, eye rolling, happy place. Adding vanilla whipped cream softens the bite, a bit.
More fun? Adding cinnamon, or hot chili peppers, (or both!) for a very Spanish / complex / bitter+heat bite. Whether you soothe it with cream, or vanilla cream, or not.