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Happy Healthy Monday

Good Monday morning. Whew what a weekend. We got some serious work done at the house. The kitchen is 90% painted. Just have to move the fridge and stove out. The bathroom ceiling is fixed and 50% painted. I boxed some things up that I don’t use often so it doesn’t look so cluttered. So we are getting there. Still have lots to do in the basement and I need to find homes for my cats yet. Then we need to lay carpet in the living room once they are gone. I hope hubby can do the basement in like 2 weeks so we can put the house up in 3-4 weeks. When it comes time to put it up I will hire a cleaning crew to give it a good once over before showing it. It’s exhausting.

As for weight loss well I gained a pound this week, I am back to just 9lbs lost. I need to bring my lunch. I don’t know why I am stuggling with that. Ugh.

Well I hope you all have a super day. Enjoy the recipe.

Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies

Brownies made out of pumpkin? A perfect holiday brownie.

Estimated Times
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Cooling Time: 20 mins cooling

Servings: 16

Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1/3 cup brown sugar blend (such as SPLENDA)
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels

Directions PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Spray 8- or 9-inch-square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

COMBINE pumpkin, sugar blend, egg, egg whites and oil in large mixer bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Add flour, baking powder, cocoa, cinnamon, allspice, salt and nutmeg. Beat on low speed until batter is smooth. Stir in morsels. Spread evenly into prepared pan.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into 2-inch squares.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 100 Calories from Fat: 35 Total Fat: 3.5 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 15 mg Sodium: 75 mg
Carbohydrates: 14 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 7 g
Protein: 2 g

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10 thoughts on “Happy Healthy Monday

  1. I am a pumpkin purist. I know pumpkin and chocolate is a popular combination but I just can’t go there. I mean, what if I really like it. I would be ashamed of myself LOL. Good luck taking lunch to work this week Karla.
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  2. Well I gained weight looking at the picture, but after working my way through the recipe I lost it again. I don’t think baking at 2am is a great plan, but neither is my insomnia and desire to see what else you have posted on here. Good luck with the remodel work because that is WORK! I want to Bond with you now Karla! Thanks for fueling my sweet tooth with some good choices.
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  3. Oh, thanks for sharing that recipe! They sound delish!

    Hang in there, Karla! The stress of getting the house ready has you distracted so don’t beat yourself up too much. Get through this and you’ll be able to re-focus!
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