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The best ever healthy brownies

Eating healthy can be as simple as swapping ingredients

You might look at the title of this blog and think ‘what’? There is no such thing as healthy brownies. But there are so many foods that you don’t have
to miss out on just because you’re looking for a healthy snack or a healthy way to entertain with friends. A simple trick is to start small, like swapping
yoghurt for cream. We’re more likely to stick to a healthy eating plan (and exercise plan!) if the changes are gradually and easy for us to do. So
we’ve taken a traditional recipe and made it a little healthier as a starting point. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop there. Brownies can be
made using pumpkin, beetroot, avocado… the list goes on! If you are a chocolate lover, this slimmed down recipe will not disappoint. Just make
sure you share them with your family and friends to spread the love.

Slimmed down healthy brownies:

  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 eggs whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup nonfat Greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat over to 180C. Line 8-inch baking pan with baking paper and cooking spray
  2. Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder into a bowl, add salt.
  3. Mix/beat together butter, sugar until combined. Add egg, egg whites vanilla and mix/beat until combined.
  4. While mixing/beating add flour mixture, followed by yoghurt and mix gently until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts (optional).
  5. Spread mixture into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

It’s always important to remember that moderation is key while this recipe is toned down from regular recipes, it’s always better to have more prominent
meals and have items like this as a treat. Enjoy your healthy brownies with friends and family!

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