No matter how “into” your diet you are, everyone craves chocolate at least sometimes. So what do you do when the craving comes on? Try eating a piece of gum? Or sucking on a sugar free mint? When nothing seems to work you can’t help but dive straight into that bowl of M&M’s like there’s no tomorrow.
Have no fear cocoa lovers! There is a way to get your chocolate while keeping your diet up to par. I’m going to fill you in on some of my favorite Pinterest healthy baked good recipes that won’t give you a guilt trip right after.
BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS:
Monique from Ambitiouskitchen.com shared a recipe with us that replaces all that bad with the better while still tasting oh-so good!
She replaced regular flour with whole wheat flour (we need those grains!,) honey instead of sugar, and greek yogurt instead of butter. The yogurt, believe it or not, keeps the muffins moisture days after they’re baked while giving you a little boost of protein! 😋
BAKED OATMEAL CASSEROLE
This is no ordinary oatmeal casserole people.. this is strawberry, blueberry, banana, and chocolate chip oatmeal friggen’ casserole.
Tonya from Love of Family & Home introduced me through Pinterest the deliciousness of these oatmeal squares. Natural Oats, all the fruit you want, chocolate morsels, cinnamon, eggs, vanilla, and a tiny bit of butter are all combined in layers a casserole dish. Bake for only 30 minutes & VUALA! You can add a sprinkle of brown sugar on & pop it back in for another 5 for extra flavor.
The best part is, you’ll have your breakfast prepared for the next week! (If you don’t eat it all before then) 😀
Healthy Samoas Girl Scout Cookies
Thank you Chocolate Covered Kate for blessing us with this recipe.
These bad boys still have the coconut chocolate combination you love, but without all those extra calories. Dark chocolate, coconut, coconut milk, vanilla, salt, and a teaspoon of honey are all whipped up together to recreate your favorite childhood snack. This recipe is for the advanced bakers, though. It does take a little more time and effort, but if you are determined to get your Girl Scout craving taken care of, by all means, go for it girl!
No more glaring at the cute little girls in Uniforms offering you those delectable 140 calorie cookies. We’re better than that now. We now have the power to make our own healthy version.
Hope you guys get the opportunity to try these out! Let me know which ones were your favorite 🙂