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||182 cals|
|3 g protein||4 g protein|
|36 g carbohydrate||46 g carbohydrate|
|9 g fat||0 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||3 g dietary fiber|
Heart-Healthy Chocolate Brownies
1 package of your favorite brownie mix
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup applesauce
2 large egg whites
Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Grease bottom of a 13 X 9 inch pan. Mix brownie mix, water, applesauce and egg whites in large bowl. Beat about 50 strokes by hand. Spread in pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely. Serve slightly warm with chocolate ice cream.
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!