Skinny Double Chocolate ‘Brownies’
So I have a confession. I drink diet sodas and I buy things in the store that are made with Splenda. I also eat Jello with Cool Whip on top of it on an almost daily basis…even though I recently found out that Cool Whip is made up of nothing but chemicals. I understand that it is not the best thing for me, but in all honestly I probably eat 85% “clean” eating…with 15% being processed foods. And I’m ok with those numbers. I do want to get better and I have started using Truvia instead of Splenda. Truvia is made from Stevia which is a plant that grows naturally…so it is a step in the right direction. I have started testing it out in baking and have found that when baked, it does not have any strong after taste.
And I am so thankful for having discovered Stevia, because sometimes no matter what a girl (and a boy) need chocolate. So today I whipped up a recipe for brownies that is only 102 calories or 3 WW points! With the use of egg whites instead of regular eggs, these brownies are very cake like…they do not have that extra dense texture of a regular brownie. So while they may not be as amazing as some of the brownies I have enjoyed in the past, they are something that I can enjoy and not feel guilty about…or have to spend an hour in the gym burning off! Jorge was turned off when I told him what was in them (whole wheat flour, wheat germ, applesauce, and truvia), but once he smelled them baking and had his first bite he completely changed his tune! I think the double dose of chocolate in these really helps to make them feel much more decadent then they actually are!