A Healthier Brownie

Brownies may seem like the ultimate diet wrecker, but by following some of these tips, you can make a healthier, more nutritious brownie that is just as delicious as the real thing.
-Combine 1 box brownie mix and 1 can of pure pumpkin (no oil, eggs, or water) to make the brownies according to package directions.

-Use apple sauce in place of all or some of the oil required by the traditional boxed brownie recipe.

-Rice krispy treat makeover. (Not a brownie recipe, but a great alternative sweet treat): Take a traditional recipe for rice krispies http://www.ricekrispies.com/?utm_source=msn&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=rice%2Bkrispy%2Btreat%2Brecipe&utm_campaign=Brand#/recipes/the-original-treats and instead of the rice krispies, use Kashi’s 7 whole grain wheat puffs http://www.kashi.com/products/kashi_puffs_original and a little less butter than the recipe requires.

-No Pudge Brownie Mix (located in the grocery store next to the traditional boxed brownie mixes). You simply add nonfat plain yogurt to the mix and bake. They are still high in sugar but very low in fat.

-If you are really adventurous, try this Fudgy Black Bean Brownie Recipe http://mealmakeovermoms.com/kitchen/2009/07/10/black-bean-brownies/

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