By: Jodie Shield, RD
Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Looking for a killer chocolate dessert that won’t murder your diet? This quick and easy Chocolate Brownie recipe is a staple at my house. Thanks to the applesauce the brownies are virtually fat-free – yet chocolaty, gooey and delicious. I love them because they’re healthy; my family loves how they taste. Check out my Are You Ready for Valentine’s Day? post for quick tips about cooking with chocolate. Au chocolat!
Recipe Make-Over Results
|Original Recipe||Revised Recipe|
|227 cals||119 cals|
|3 g protein||4 g protein|
|36 g carbohydrate||26 g carbohydrate|
|9 g fat||1 g fat|
|2 g saturated fat||0 g saturated fat|
|9.5 mg cholesterol||0 mg cholesterol|
|175 mg sodium||168 mg sodium|
|1 g dietary fiber||2.5 g dietary fiber|
Heart-Healthy Chocolate Brownies
Prep Time = 10 minutes
Cooking Time = 30 minutes
Nonstick cooking spray
1 (18.3-ounce) package of your favorite brownie mix
½ cup water
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large egg whites
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Coat 13 x 9 inch pan with cooking spray.
- Combine brownie mix, water, applesauce, and egg whites in large bowl. Beat about 50 strokes by hand.
- Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middles comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
For more Valentine’s day desserts, check out some of the recipes I analyzefor the Chicago Tribune Food Guide Section. Not all of them are heart-healthy, but everything in moderation – even chocolate!