Hi Happymo4 - you are right... the fringe benefits from SB are great! The Black Bean Brownie can be found in the recipe area but I have no idea how to link so here it is:
Chocolate Black Bean Brownies
1 can black beans (can use white beans instead), drained, rinsed well, grinded up
1/2 cup lite ricotta cheese
4 large eggs (or substitute some eggwhite instead of all straight eggs)
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (good quality)
3 tbsp. vanilla
3 tbsp olive oil
3/4 - 1 c. Splenda
Optional: dark/semisweet chocolate chips (handful or 2)
Make sure to grind the beans first if you're using a hand mixer. A blender will probably do it for you. Mix all ingredients at high speed. Pour into a sprayed 8 x 8 pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes - check with a toothpick. I use waxed paper with oil on it so it's easy to get them out. Cut up and enjoy.
I freeze after a couple of days and always eat with cool whip. It took making these 3 x to get these super great! My DH was just sitting beside me eating 2 BBB heated with ice cream and caramel sauce on top... LOL
Today was a good day. Weighed in this morning and lost the 1 1b I gained last week so back to the -10 point again. Hoping to kick in the exercise this week and keep drinking more water... hopefully have a loss next week to break past the 10 1b point.
B: 1 egg/eggwhite, peppers/onion, lf ham, lf cheese;
L: green salad with chick peas, lf cheese, low sugar dressing, 1/4 c ww pasta with x-lean veggie meat sauce
S: nf latte, apple, P2 choc chip muffin;
D: green salad, x-lean taco ground beef, lf cheese with low sugar dressing, handful of ww tortilla chips with salsa
S: BBB with lf cool whip
Exercise: 30 minute brisk walk
Have a good one!