Almond Butter Cups & Simplified Meal PlanningMarch 27, 2018
This is a sponsored post written by me for PlateJoy. All opinions are mine alone.
I have often tried to plan out my meals for the week, but I usually struggle with finding enough variety with my various meals. Plus, I usually wind up buying a bunch of ingredients needed for the various recipes and not being able to use all of them. That’s why I’m loving my subscription to PlateJoy. In fact, their 3-month Weight Loss Program has everything needed to make weight loss an achievable goal. In addition to personalized meal planning, PlateJoy also offers virtual health coaching, video lessons and fitness tracking in one easy-to-use-app.
One of my favorite aspects of PlateJoy is that it introduces me to exciting, new recipes that still comply with my diet requirements. One such recipe is this one for Almond Butter Cups. I have made this twice in the last week and they are always a big hit with the whole family. Start by combining almond butter, shredded coconut and raw honey in a food processor until smooth.
Pack about a teaspoonful of the mixture into a silicone ice cube tray or a small muffin tray. Top with some melted chocolate (I simply microwaved 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to melt the chocolate). Place in freezer for 30-60 minutes.
Once frozen, pop out of the individual molds. These almond butter & chocolate cups are truly a delight. For the detailed proportions, check out PlateJoy.
I know I will be keeping a zippered plastic bag full of these treats in the freezer for a quick on-the-go snack for those busy days.
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After you’ve answered all the questions, you are presented with your menu (breakfast, lunch, dinner, batch meals, snack/dessert). You can also choose to only plan out the exact number of meals you need to fit your schedule per week (only dinner, for example). All the pictures are bright and appetizing. However, rest assured you can easily swap out any of the specific meals with something else of your choosing.
Clicking on the picture allows you to see the full recipe. By the way, there are some cities throughout the country with integrated same-day delivery options. You could get your ingredients delivered to you when you want them – without boxes of dry ice.
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