So I have been doing awesome on my cutting. We totally cheated a little on Thursday when we took our road trip to look at the house we will be moving to. Stoked about that by the way lol!!!! It is a lovely home in a perfect little neighborhood with super nice neighbors!!! Anyway, I did not cheat so bad. I had 2 Grilled chicken snack wraps from McDonalds. Bad, but not horrible. I had not planned on being gone as long as we were and we ran out of prepped food. It was late, I wanted to go home, and I was very hangry!!!!
Needless to say, yesterday I stayed on point with my eating. When we were in Springfield we were checking out the new Walmart Markets. Not Super Walmarts, all they sell is food, no clothes, gadgets or other stuff, just food. While in there we noticed sugarfree cake and brownie mix and I had an epiphany!!! We could make protein snacks from these, to keep us from wanting to cheat!!! Sweets is something we both at times crave. There are some protein bars out there like Oh Yeah bars that take these cravings away, but most have sugar and a ton of fat. We bought some and started brainstorming on the way home. This was probably the cause for becoming hungry lol.
So last night, we decided to attempt Chocolate Mint Brownies. I am not gonna lie, with all the talk about Girl Scout cookies lately we have been craving Thin Mints. Those were our inspiration! We started with a box of Sugar free brownie mix.
We did substitute some of the ingredients. Instead of one whole egg, we used just an egg white. Instead of 1/3 cup of oil we used 1/3 cup of Fage 0% Total Plain Greek yogurt, and instead of 3 Tablespoons of water, we added 4.
We also added a scoop of some of the most tasty protein I have EVER had!!!! Syntrax Matrix Mint Cookie. This protein alone tastes like Thin Mints, and I don’t mean similar to the cookie, I mean it straight up tastes like someone liquefied a box of those bad boys!!! (You can pick some up from Vitacost)
Josh did all the work lol You gotta love a man in the kitchen!
After mixed well, he poured the batter into an 8×8 pre-greased baking dish.
Then placed it in the pre-heated oven (350 degrees) for about 26 mins or until a toothpick, or in our case fork came out clean. (I already packed the toothpicks lol)
Now we could have just left it at that, but we like icing ha ha ha ha. So we took another scoop of the Mint Cookie Protein and mixed the tiniest amount of water until we got a thick icing like texture. We smothered the top of the Brownies and Voila!
Mint Cookie perfection!!!!! Not the highest in Protein, but a nice sweet treat that doesn’t break the Macro bank!!! We cut the brownies into 12 equal squares. One square is 119 Calories, 3 Grams of Fat, 24 Grams of Carbs, and 6 Grams of Protein. Are they super good for you? NO, but they will satisfy a sweet tooth with you having to binge on the bad stuff
Today will be spent packing and cleaning. Of course hitting the gym too What cravings do you get? How are you all doing on your monthly goals? Hope you all have a fabulously fit day!!!!!!