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When we hear the word “dessert”-for some, we immediately begin counting calories and for others, all we’re concerned with is whether it’s layered in frosting or dripping in chocolate.

 

But when it comes to satisfying that sweet tooth, hardly ever can we resist a good ole brownie.


Or in this case, the newest dessert addition to our ChefMade meals, Low Calorie Zucchini Brownies. Yes, you read right...yummy vegetables and our favourite dessert combined in a mouth-watering 4-6 piece serving.


And here’s the best part, it’s ONLY 100 Calories! *Drops Mic*


The reason you may have a difficult relationship with food may primarily be due to the fact that you think certain foods are off limits. We’re breaking that dangerous mindset and revolutionizing the way you eat and think of desserts, so here’s 5 reasons why you should eat the damn dessert:

  •      1.  Pair it with your breakfast for added deliciousness

  • Contrary to popular belief, the best time to eat your dessert is in the morning, as the added calories provides your body with the energy to last the entire day and gives you a longer time to burn it off.


    1.  Lower your blood pressure

    Eating a couple bites of chocolate per day can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease down the road. Dark or unsweetened chocolate are especially effective in doing so due to their rich properties of cocoa which pack a high concentration of flavonoids.


    That big word simply means that the chocolate comprises an antioxidant with high anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits. So in short, it’s good for you.


    1. Dessert gets you in the mood

    Women who indulge in dark chocolate regularly experience a more active sex life and men are said to experience an increased libido effect just by the smell of pumpkin pie baking in the oven, (we’re not kidding about this one, it’s based on research).



    1. Satisfy your cravings in portions

    When you enforce stringent rules and restrictions on your diet, you just end up craving it more, and you’re just setting yourself up for a binge-eating disaster. Instead, practice portion control that are just enough to satisfy that weakness for sweetness.


    1.  Make your own desserts

    Buying desserts at the store aren’t always a good idea. They are loaded with extra calories, sugar and chemicals and you don’t always know how they’re made. By baking your own desserts at home, you can substitute other healthier ingredients for butter and oil, use less sugar in your recipe and even toss in some pureed vegetables or nuts to rid the dessert of any flavours of guilt.



    So the next time you’d like to trade going for that home-made ice-cream by Uncle Dan on the corner... for the granola bar, don’t! It’s as simple as that.


    Try out our Low Calorie Zucchini Brownies as an add on the next time you place an order for your ChefMade meals, you won’t regret it!

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