What is the deal with all of the outrageous desserts!? I mean, seriously! I know that I’m a broken record, but seriously, anyone can make food that is delicious – anyone! The real skill comes in making it with integrity – using real ingredients that nourish your body.
Now before you start rolling your eyes, let me make the disclaimer that I definitely partake of the sugary, food-colored, overly processed desserts from time to time. It’s a definite weakness. But I'd love to get to the place where I actually have the skill to pull off delicious but somewhat healthy desserts.
So anyway, of course this is going to be delicious; I mean look at it:
It’s an Oreo inside a brownie with chocolate syrup on top! It looks amazing. And there are a ton of those recipes being pinned all the time. It’s like people are just asking themselves, ‘How can I take a regular dessert and add even more fat and calories to it?’
Where is the integrity in these ingredients?
Now look at these - Double Chocolate Brownie Batter Pancakes. It sounds like the very thing I'm complaining about, but...
....look at these ingredients! Definite integrity.
Or these No-Bake Oreo Cookies -
Look at these ingredients!
Or these chocolate covered bananas -
And here are these ingredients.
So I know I sound like I’m lecturing, but before you pin that cheesecake with chocolate chip cookie crust with Reece’s peanut butter cups on top drizzled with chocolate syrup and sprinkled with M&M’s, think about an alternative.
My current favorite recipe blogs are:
Chocolate Covered Katie
Super Healthy Kids
Okay, so now that I've gotten on my soapbox, allow me to step off and share with you my blatant hypocrisy.