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KRISTINE99 SparkPoints: (8,098)
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2/2/13 6:50 P

Do you mean just sweet baked treats? Because there are loads of healthy savory options. My favorite is crustless cheese. Just make sure not to go too heavy with with the butter and cheese, add tons of veggies, and you have yourself a low-carb guiltless super filling treat. Try using a muffin tray if you want individual sizes. I love my sweets but I'd have a crustless quiche over banana bread any day of the week!

LISAN0415 SparkPoints: (9,164)
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2/1/13 11:17 P

GrizGirl, LOL
at your comment- go ahead and bake but "don't eat it"

yea, that will be tough for me.....

Thanks though.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,623)
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1/31/13 12:13 P

I'll post the links to some of my favs from Spark recipes:

Low Fat, Low Calorie Zucchini Bread- 87 cals, 0 fat, 19.6 carbs, 1.5 fibre, 2 protein
Turned out great! I don't use artificial sweetners though and a lot of time I reduce the sugar, I can cut in half and don't really notice a difference.

These were absolutely delicious- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins- 180 cals, 7 fat, 28 carbs, 1.5 fibre, 2 protein. They were a bit much so I cut the amount of chocolate chips way down, used applesauce instead of oil and cut back on the sugar. Still amazing.

I just made a banana bread yesterday- 98 cals (for a huge slice), 22 carbs, 0 fat, 2 protein. It was a revamp of a low fat banana bread recipe I found on Spark recipes. I added a low cal, low fat sour cream for moisture, cut back on the sugar and did half whole wheat flour and half all purpose. It turned out great! Really moist and fluffy.

You can check out my recipe collections I've collected quite a few on muffins/breads and desserts/treats:

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 1/31/2013 (12:18)
1/31/13 11:49 A

A couple of days ago I made blackbean cupcakes. Now, I've made the brownies before but I've got to say, the cupcakes are even better. They're moist and they don't dry out. They're not too sweet but you make up with that by serving with serve-yourself-style icing. Here's the recipe I used:

I used butter instead of coconut oil but the calories, with 1.5T of icing, was only 230 calories. I also used a 1/4 cup of butter in the icing instead of a full 1/2 cup coconut oil.

Hope you like chocolate! :) Maybe some healthy bread recipes will satisfy your need to bake.

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,045
1/31/13 11:41 A

That is one thing I really miss too, so in the beginning I still baked but not as frequently and made it more like a treat. I didn't change my recipes since I think it's ok to have treats now and then. Now I still don't bake as frequently but I make half batches that way I don't over indulge but just get a taste and it satisfys the craving.

Also in the beginning I made these peanut butter protein balls when I really needed a pick me up. I have rolled them in coconut and nuts too at times. You could also dip in chocolate. Again, these are NOT for everyday but once in awhile and I think a bit on the healthier side. You will need to scroll down for the recipe amongst these 10 recipes.

Here is a recipe for coconut cupcakes frosted. They look super yummy. I haven't tried them yet, but I bet they are good. I will be trying these soon, but right now working on a very strict diet.

GRIZ1GIRL SparkPoints: (185,477)
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1/31/13 10:48 A

You can still bake--just don't EAT what you make. Or only eat ONE cookie. Then give the rest away.

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
1/31/13 10:37 A

My homemade oatmeal cookies are great. I use the Quaker oats not the one minute ones though the regular. I buy the large tubular box and on the inside is the recipe. I alter the recipe by using only half the sugar and adding cinnamon, I also add raisins or dried cranberries to them. They are delicious. My sister makes a great cake and uses applesauce in place of oil, I am going to try that myself soon.

LISAN0415 SparkPoints: (9,164)
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1/31/13 3:35 A

Before I started this journey in October, I loved baking. I really miss making treats for my family and co-workers. I especially missed doing it over the holidays but I knew I had to stay away from sweets so I can get closer to my goal.

I would love to bake some "lower calorie" better choice But still very tatsy treats.

I know spark recipes has a lot, but I wanted to see if anyone has tried and true recipes for me to make and share from time to time.


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