Conversation Heart Chocolate Bark
This Conversation Heart Chocolate Bark is a great, easy treat for Valentine’s Day and it uses one of my favorite things about the holiday – conversation hearts. Is it just me, or is it hilarious that the little things the hearts say are all hip now with things like hashtags? Cracks me up. 🙂
So lately I’ve been trying to be healthier. I got way off track over the holidays, with so much going on and so much good food. Now I’m eating better, working out harder and eating very little of what I’m baking. It’s kind of sad to not eat as much of the yummy stuff I make, and yet I feel much better in general when I feel healthier.
So much of healthy eating and working out for me is about how I feel. Sure, I care about my weight, probably too much, but I hate it even more when I don’t feel good in my skin.
I have such a love-hate relationship with working out. On the one hand, I hate it. I’d gladly give it up if one day scientists discovered it was actually very bad for you. I’d rejoice. And yet, I always feel good after I work out. And it’s one of the few times during my day that I actually stop doing and thinking about a million things at once and just relax a little. I actually think it’s quite mentally, as well as physically, good for me.
I even got a fitbit a couple weeks ago at the encouragement of my friend Julianne. She kicked my butt in number of steps last week, so I’ve been trying to step up my game this week.
I’ve really liked wearing the fitbit. I love that it shows me my sleep (which is actually better than I thought it’d be) and how many minutes of restlessness and wakefulness I had at night and I love that it makes me more aware of how much or how little activity I’ve had. Trying to get the right number of steps, calories, etc has become kind of fun way to try and reach a goal every day. Definitely motivating.
Fortunately this chocolate bark is a treat that feels a little less guilty than some of my cakes – though I’ve got some tasty cakes coming next week. Get ready!
This bark also great because it’s an easy thing to put together and share for Valentine’s Day. I’ve been on a bit of a Valentine’s kick this week. I hope you don’t mind. Even though I don’t have kids and don’t do as much for the holiday, I love all the hearts, flowers, red and pink. What girl doesn’t? It’s just so festive! I want all the heart things! And I love love. 🙂
So if you want to tell someone you love them on Valentine’s Day, why not pick out some conversation hearts and do it with this bark? They’ll totally love it.
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