Day 58 – Sugar blues

I am a sugar addict. I am also a certified holistic health coach, which means I’m not practicing what I preach and that’s harder to admit than the addiction. Lent seemed to be the perfect timing this year to give up my “vice” of afternoon dates with a bag of M&M’s or a steamy cup of hot cocoa. Now don’t get me wrong; for the most part, I usually make my hot cocoa out of natural ingredients and steer away from the highest of highly processed sweets. I make my own gluten free cupcakes, pumpkin muffins, even caramel sauce for dipping apples. But still, sugar is sugar for the most part. In another post, I will discuss the differences between all the sugars and sugar substitutes out there.

But back to today. I made these brownies (sugar free mostly!) from a cute little gal who calls herself, Chocolate Covered Katie. Her blog is widely followed and she’s a brilliant chef in the natural and semi healthy arena. Most times she has recipe adaptations to make things gluten free, sugar free, vegan or even soy free.

Mine aren’t quite as pretty as hers, but they tasted awesome. I used the soy free version, and made with a small amount of maple sugar as in the sugar free version instead of real sugar. Oh yeah, and I made them gluten free! I can definitely live with myself if I eat these during my worst cravings, but I will still strive during this Lent time to change my habits and more importantly, re-acquaint my body and tastebuds with better things like an orange!brownies


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