I'm a piggy, but a HEALTHY piggy.

  I don't know about you, but as it gets colder, I always find myself wanting to dive face first into a pile of fattening foods.  Goodbye salads, helllllloooo cream laden cake-soup (that's a thing, right?).


Mm, delicious insulation

  While my body may be craving the extra padding to keep me warm this winter, I don't really want to chunk out like a hibernating squirrel, so what's a girl to do?  I guess there's the whole "self control and denial" option...but that doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun.  I'd rather trick myself into thinking I'm eating something awful for me while eating something more or less healthy.

  Time for this stuff: 


Thunder thighs, HERE I COME

  Looks like a delicious heart attack in a bowl, doesn't it?  Here's the thing: it's mostly garbanzo beans.  YUP.  Tastes like cookie dough, nutritional make up of hummus (with a little bit of added sugar of course).

  I found the recipe here.  The girl who writes the blog is vegan, so this is supposed to be (though I question if most chocolate chips don't contain some milk...), but there's no reason it HAS to be.  I've made it as she has it written, using coconut milk and almond butter, but I don't see any reason normal milk wouldn't work perfectly well.  I used brown sugar as my sweetener.



  This is definitely my kind of cooking in that all you have to do is dump stuff into a food processor and you're done.



  I personally add an extra Tbsp of oats, because I like my dough really thick.  When everything comes out of the blender, it will be really runny.  Mix the chocolate chips in and stick it in the fridge for a few hours.

  

  Once it has chilled, the dip will be nice and thick, just like cookie dough!  This is a great way to fool yourself into thinking you're eating junk food while getting healthy bean proteins and fiber.  I eat it by the spoonful, but it's really, really filling, so this bowl will probably last me a week.

  Have you found any good recipes for fooling yourself into eating healthy?  I'd love to try them!

 
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  • 10/21/2011 3:27 PM Chocolate-Covered Katie wrote:
    Aww, I'm so excited you tried it!

    And yes, I know a lot of people have used non-vegan milk and it's fine. I write my recipes vegan, but people can easily change them to use whatever ingredients they have on hand. (Also, the chocolate chips I use are vegan. There are some brands that have no milk, but you're right that many brands do.)
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  • 11/3/2011 1:08 PM Kara wrote:
    Holy. I am so making this TONIGHT
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