In the mood for some afternoon delight? This quickie brownie recipe is ready for you any day, any time.
Olive oil cooking spray
2/3 cup mild honey, such as clover or orange blossom
1/3 cups natural, unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large egg, at room temperature
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-inch square pan with olive oil. Set aside.
2. Place the honey in a large glass measuring cup. Microwave on high power until the honey is runny and just bubbling, 45 to 60 seconds. Add the cocoa and stir with a fork until well combined. Let cool to room temperature.
3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, place the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until well combined.
4. In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, oil, egg, and vanilla. Whisk together until well blended. Add the honey-cocoa mixture and whisk until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture and stir until no traces of flour remain. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
5. Bake until the surface looks dry around the edges of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it, about 25 minutes. Do not over bake. Place the pan on a cooling rack and let cool completely before slicing into 16 squares. (Store the brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.)
via Jillian Michaels
Replace date night with your beau with a healthy bean burrito, plus no after-meal regrets!
4 burrito-size whole-wheat tortillas, warmed
1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken, warmed
1 cup black beans, rinsed and warmed
1 cup cooked quinoa or brown rice
1 cup grated Monterey Jack
1 cup fresh cilantro sprigs
1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
1 avocado, sliced
1 cup corn salsa
1. Dividing evenly, top the warmed tortillas with the chicken, beans, quinoa, Monterey Jack, cilantro, yogurt, and avocado.
2. Roll into burritos and serve with the salsa.
via Real Simple