Good Evening Beauties! We are sitting down for what seems like the first time this weekend. We have had a couple days full of yard work, landscaping, and family <3 I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Lets jump right into tonight’s topic… “CLEAN EATING” & MODERATION
I struggle to even use the words “clean eating” on My Goodness. I know the eye rolls and thoughts that can come along with the phrase. So what does it mean? What classifies you as a clean eater….opposed to what… a dirty eater 😉 In MY non professional opinion, clean eating is different for everyone. I know some people think if you say you eat clean, that you would NEVER pick up a french fry or eat chocolate. If that is you, more power to you, that is great! Although I do make healthy choices majority of the time with what I put into my body, I still eat french fries and sweets sometimes! For me, it’s all about moderation. No I do not eat fried food barely at all, and sweets isn’t a daily routine, but I think you can still be a clean eater and indulge in a vanilla mocha coffee, or hamburger sometimes.
The way I see it is, I work my booty off in the gym, and a cookie will not kill me! I will say a lot of processed food doesn’t agree well with me and I simply feel better when I make smart choices, but I don’t beat myself up when I indulge either. Lately I have had a sweet tooth, which is really unlike me. If I crave anything it’s usually FOOD like pizza, a big burger, a gigantic bowl of cereal, not sweets. Anywho…instead of buying candy bars and ice cream and feeling crappy afterwards, I took my wondering eye to Pinterest. I introduce, PB2 FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE BROWNIES!! What?! Amazing! I found these via Pinterest on Skinnytaste.com A friend at work introduced me to PB2 and to say that I’m obsessed is probably an understatement. PB2 is a powdered peanut butter, made by squeezing natural oils out of the peanut and then dehydrating what’s left, yielding a powder in which 90% of the fat is removed from the peanut. These brownies were loved by myself and my husband. They will be made again shortly 🙂 Indulging in moderation is key, and if you can indulge in a healthier way, such as these brownies… why not?! Enjoy!
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1 cup PB2
1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp water
1/2 cup raw honey
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Spray a nonstick 9 x 9 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
Beat the egg and egg white in a small bowl with a whisk.
In a large bowl combine the PB2, dark cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and mix well with a spatula. Add the egg and egg whites and stir. Add water, honey, vanilla and stir with a spatula until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake about 30 minutes. Set aside to cool, then cut into 12 bars cutting 3 rows x 4 rows.