“Lets catch up for coffee” one of those sentences anyone on a controlled eating plan may do their very best to avoid these days, knowing exactly what your in for at the café down the road: that glass cabinet of temptation. Those ‘fresh out of the oven’ muffins, succulent slices and the ultimate in diet sin, the chocolate brownie.
You know they’re unhealthy, laden with bad fats, simple sugars and empty calories but rather hard to avoid especially when your friend suggests you share the slice of cheesecake… sound familiar?
If only there was an alternative that meant coffee catch-ups didn’t involve the extra 400 calories and the guilt that follows.
Well, there is—and we’ve got the recipe! A pumpkin piece of heaven that will impress your guests so much they’ll never know its ‘diet food’ let alone only 50 calories per slice, and a fraction of the carbs, plus they’re actually good for you. This pumpkin protein bar is so soft, supple, and sinfully delicious, coffee at your place will become a regular thing with these around.
(with walnuts): 1 square = 63 calories, 2.3 g fat, 8 g carbs, 4 g protein
For a vegetarian or vegan alternative:
- Substitute egg white for an egg alternative like flax egg or Orgran “No Egg”
- Substitute Whey protein for Soy or Rice protein
* Note, this will alter the nutritional values.
These also freeze really well I like to wrap them up in cling film and take them to work for afternoon tea to ward off 3:30pm chocolate cravings!
Peter is a beauty and health writer living between UK and Australia. Beside writing he worked as a beauty consultant for many fashion events around UK & Australia too.