Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chocolate Brownies and a Giveaway

Chocolate for miles! These fudgy brownies with walnuts were tall, dense and delicious. They were only made better by a clever swap that reduced the calories from sugar and added a boost of fiber! 

I think you would agree that living a healthier lifestyle starts with making small, good-for-you choices every day. My biggest healthy living tip is to try and eat breakfast at home instead of buying something on your way to work. I like to keep hard boiled eggs, fresh cut up fruit and greek yogurt in my fridge. Prepping these items at the beginning of the week makes it super easy for me to grab something healthy during a busy morning.

A University of Massachusetts study discovered that people who eat out instead of at home are more than twice as likely to be obese. The reason? Restaurant portions tend to be larger than those you cook at home, and you're more likely to make an unhealthy decision at a drive-thru or convenience store.

On those days when you must have something to satisfy your sweet tooth, here is a decadent brownie recipe to try. Everything in moderation, right?

Here is what you need:
1 pound unsalted butter
1 pound plus 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
6 extra-large eggs
3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener
1 cup Sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups chopped walnuts

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