SkinnySubmission: Fiber One Brownies
I still feel full from Thanksgiving dinner. How could I not after indulging in countless plates of carbs, meats and fat-laden sides, all topped off with a generous slice of pumpkin pie? But with Turkey-gate 2011 now behind us, we have another diet-busting holiday looming on the horizon. The upcoming holiday season is once again wreaking havoc on waistlines across the country, and the candies, cookies, chocolates and cakes have started rearing their ugly heads. Candy canes in the doctor’s office? White chocolate bark at the nail salon? Macaroon samples in Whole Foods? What is the world coming to?!
SkinnyWorkers have to pull out all the stops to combat what I like to call the prerequisite “Festive Bulge”- you know, the kind where your favorite pair of J Brand skinnies suddenly feel like Saran Wrap? But there are only so many carrot sticks and plain-lettuce-dressing-on-the-side salads you can eat in the four weeks leading up to Christmas before breaking down and inhaling five of those scrumptious looking sugar cookies a (demonic) co-worker left in your office kitchen. That is where Fiber One Brownies come in!
At 90 calories a pop, these melt-in-your mouth treats will satisfy your sweet tooth without creating a Saint Nick-style physique. They come in two flavors (the Chocolate Peanut Butter is to die for) and provide 20% of your daily required fiber, keeping you full well past the 3 p.m. slump. For an extra special treat, pop a brownie in the microwave and top with a scoop of Arctic Zero. These will having you singing, “‘tis the season to stay skinny!”
McKenzie, 23, http://zestofbeauty.blogspot.com/