What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of Valentine’s Day? Love, hearts, cards, red? For me, it’s definitely chocolate! As a kid I loved waking up to find that little red heart full of chocolates waiting for me on the dining room table, and the truth is, I wouldn’t be disappointed to wake up to one now. The other side of that truth is, I know I would eat the whole box. Mike on the other hand, has incredible self control and he can make a small box of chocolates last for months. That never happens though, because after 3 days I consider it to be fair game and it’s gone before he knows what happened!
So this year I decided to make him some homemade chocolates.
I don’t know about you but, a New Year means a new list of goals my husband and I have come up with together.
These goals are improvements we want to make in the upcoming year not only for ourselves but, also for our family. Yes, I know it is almost February but, you do not have to put the goals you came up with aside and wait for January 1st of next year. Let’s not be so hung up on the day of the week or the start date. Let’s be honest any day you decide to make positive changes in your life is the perfect day to start.
Growing up my mom did a great job of trying to instill healthy eating habits in my brother, sister, and I.
Her philosophy was all about moderation – balanced meals, and limits when it came to snacks. However, that snack cabinet was full of all kinds of not-so-good for you things: chips, cookies, those pre-packaged cakes, and always ice cream in the freezer. Now trust me, as a kid I had no complaints about these options, but as a mom my feelings on these snacks have changed a bit.
I know, I know what you are thinking. How could Black Bean Brownies be any good?
Well, I have to tell you something this healthier dessert is my new favorite and I guarantee your kids will love it, too! (But, you do not have to tell them there is black beans in it, unless you want to)
Happy Friday! So, I had a different post written up for today, but I made a split second decision to change it up because these AVOCADO BROWNIES are too good to keep to myself!
I found this recipe over at FrugalMomeh.com and have been meaning to give it a try for a while now. I mean, I already love chocolate avocado cookies, and chocolate avocado pudding, so avocado brownies naturally seemed like the next dessert to make (btw, can you tell I LOVE chocolate?!).