Trying Out a Chocolate Covered Katie Recipe

For those of you who haven’t heard of the genius that is Katie of Chocolate Covered Katie, allow me to post her blog’s bio.

The Healthy Dessert Blog

This isn’t just any dessert blog: it’s the healthy-dessert blog!

The recipes featured here are healthier versions of your favorite naughty treats: Cookie Dough Milkshakes, Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge, Brownie Batter Pancakes…

What will you find on this website?

Healthier versions of all your favorite desserts. My aim isn’t for people to say, “This is good… for a healthydessert.” I want them to say, “This is good. Period.”

For the actual recipes, see: CC Diet Recipes.

This site is for anyone who wants to be healthy but refuses to give up eating delicious desserts in the name of health. Happiness and health go hand-in-hand, and how can you be happy if you’re not eating what you truly desire? My favorite food is chocolate, and I eat it at least once a day. I’ve never been happier. Or healthier.

The ultimate “does not taste healthy” dessert: Chocolate Bar Pie.

Healthy is the new naughty

So go be naughty! And enjoy every chocolate-covered minute of it!

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I never imagined this blog would grow to be so popular, and I’m thankful every day. In other words, if you’re reading this, I’m thankful for YOU! Please feel free to leave a comment on any of my posts. I lovecomments.

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Isn’t she a doll?! Anyway, now that you know a little bit about her blog, I expect you all to head on over (after finishing this post, of course) to check out some of her amazing recipes. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Anyway, I’ve been wanting to try out some of her recipes using dates, but I’ve always managed to forget to add them to my grocery list. So on Tuesday, I hit the store and made sure I picked up a package of Dole dates. This afternoon I was on my usual 3rd cup of coffee, when I realized I wanted something sweet. I grabbed my iPad, pulled up this recipe and go cooking. I did modify the recipe a little, but they still turned out fabulously. In fact, they were so good, I had two.

Here is my modification:

  • 1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup dates
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp almond butter

After I blended everything, I rolled them into small and medium sized balls. The recipe only made about 6 balls, but they’re so filling, two felt like way too much for me.

I highly encourage you try these bad boys. I felt like I was eating some sort of rich brownie batter. YUM.

My Healthy Tip of the Day: In the mood for a rich dessert, drop by Chocolate Covered Katie’s blog and check out her many, many options.

 

Chocolate Cave In

This weekend I gave in to my chocolate craving. Well, actually it wasn’t because of a craving, but more as a favor. (Yes, chocolate consumption can be considered a favor to some people.) Anyway, Alex and I were at dinner and his favorite Heath Bar cheesecake was being offered for dessert. Of course we HAD to get a slice, which meant I’d be eating both chocolate AND candy. Normally I’d resist, but I couldn’t let him eat the entire piece by himself! The best part about the cake: the Heath Bar crust. Yummmm.

This is the closest picture I could find

Breaking my Lent promise aside, I have been keeping up with my running. Today I logged 3.2 miles, but did suffer some major shin splints. So tomorrow I plan to do some recovery stretches and hopefully can get back to a solid ab routine. I’m thinking of trying this set of ab workouts. Some of the exercises include The Teaser, which I find to be super hard, and The Wood Chopper, which I LOVE. Aside from that, I’m hoping to start packing more protein into my meals and less of the junky carbs I’ve been indulging in. I think the warm weather and Tuesday group runs is really motivating me!

Oh and it is super sad that I’ve started re-reading all of Julie’s posts on PBFingers?

My Healthy Tip of the Day Brought to You By the Mayo Clinic: Cut back on ketchup, mustard, sauces and pickles if you need to control sodium. Also, skip salted french fries, chips, ham, sausage, bacon and cheese.