How to Make Low-Calorie, Low-Fat Brownies – CHOW Tip

How to Make Low-Calorie, Low-Fat Brownies – CHOW Tip

Brownies are one of life’s great pleasures. In this CHOW Tip Marisa Churchill, author of Sweet & Skinny, shares a few easy ingredient substitutions so that indulging in brownies doesn’t necessarily mean having to indulge in bigger pants.
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Most people don’t think that brownies and healthy are two words that go together but with a few simple substitutions, brownies can be a nice and healthy treat. Replace some of the oil in the brownie recipe with yogurt. Replace the whole eggs with egg whites. Use cocoa powder in place of regular chocolate. Reduce the sugar by replacing up to º cup with several tablespoons of a natural sweetener. Heat the oil until it’s slightly above body temperature. Remove the oil from the heat and stir in your sugar, your sugar substitute, your vanilla extract, and your yogurt. Once combined, stir in your cocoa powder until you have a nice thick paste. Whisk your egg whites until they’re slightly foamy and fold them into the brownie batter. Add in the flour and, if you want, a few chocolate chips at the end. Spread the batter evenly into the 9X9 inch baking pan and place them into the oven for about fifteen minutes or until a crust is formed on the top but they’re still slightly gooey in the center. This brownie only has eight grams of fat and 130 calories compared to the average brownie which has about fifteen grams of fat and a whopping 300 calories.


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  1. Crystal Nguyen

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Wow. I just tried this today and it was very good!! Definitely fixed the chocolate crave.

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    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

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  3. MaRaTheMeyvn

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    It's not the fat that makes brownies unhealthy, it's the sugar and the starch. So just replace all the sugar with sugar substitute and the flour with finely ground nuts.

  4. Becca Perrin

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    This woman's cheekbones are insane

  5. Vova Svorok

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Hi! I'm David.I did -15 lbs last 1 month.Visit

  6. Marla Singer

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am


  7. GeneticWarfare

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    ah fuck! It's not bodybuilding brownie 🙁

  8. Ash

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am


  9. 720 Zone

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    The editing in this video is excellent, I love how it moves so quickly through each step.

  10. DrScience18

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    (guy who knows nothing about nutrition)

  11. Ivana Gump

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Curdly cottage cheese in brownies. Gross. I'll stick with the yoghurt. Or low fat sour crème, it would taste like a sour cream donut

  12. NaturalMuscularity

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    whats the macro's??

  13. Valence

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    get rid of the sugar and yogurt- use a natural sugar like stevia or eythritol. Yogurt – use cottage cheeese instead for protein punch. There you go 🙂

  14. Zoo rave

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Nice half the sugar with a natural sweetener, SUGAR IS NATURAL YOU BITCH

  15. MrSchmupps

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    This bitch doesn't seem to know anything about science.

  16. Uma Isselée

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    yogurt sorry not yogurrt

  17. Uma Isselée

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    what sort of yogurrt

  18. Onirama

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    proteinpow[.]com has some great low fat/low calories/low carb etc etc recipes

  19. si296868

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    did you see how thin they were? That looks like half the regular size to me…

  20. MaRaTheMeyvn

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    But the yolk is the most nutritious part of the egg! Besides, many studies have shown that fat is actually healthy but flour and sugar are the most unhealthy.
    So just replace sugar with Stevia and use ground nuts instead of flour. Ta-daa!

  21. John Harrison

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    yeah but on previous episode, you, chow, said using choco powder is wrong. HMM OK.

  22. BeefAndPumpkinSoup

    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    chow promoting healthy recipes is like paula deen coming up with "101 things you should know about fixin' your car, ya'll"

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