Thursday, February 26, 2015

Adventures in Healthy Eating 4: No-Bake Healthy Brownies

Next up to try are these no-bake brownies -->

Put stuff in the food processor.

Look it's all blended nicely. Mix in gross mashed banana and apple sauce.

Smooth it out into a square pan. Refrigerate for ages and then chop into small squares. The smaller the better since the less you eat the healthier you are, hah.

They were easy to make and were actually better the next day after a night in the fridge to firm them up a bit more. Leigh seemed to really like them and finished them off after a few days, everyone else tried them but weren't that keen. I ate a couple and they were ok but I felt slightly disgruntled that they weren't brownies at all.

Which is the problem with most healthy recipes. They promise something like 'healthy brownies' but what they give you is something entirely different but still call them brownies. I'd prefer if they called it a oaty, nut, banana bar or something so you're not tricked into thinking you'll have something as delicious as a brownie. It's obvious from the ingredients that they won't be brownies but I feel sad that people being healthy think they have to eat pretend not-brownies and never taste a delicious proper brownie ever again.

I'd rather eat one brownie than 3 of these which would be just as healthy but actually enjoyable. That's probably it for trying health foods. We'll stick to homemade regular foods instead.

One thing learned from these experiments is that Leigh and Erin are great at trying new foods now and Leigh will eat anything vaguely chocolatey. :D

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