Friday, July 11, 2014

Brookies - Oh Yeah!

Before we knew about Ray's cancer, we both began seeing a homeopathic doctor in January. We wanted to feel better and thought we might be able to accomplish that by losing weight. We followed the Shape Reclaimed program under the guidance of this doctor. We both left the program before Ray's surgery. He had lost 30+ pounds and felt great. I had lost almost 20 pounds and felt good. About six weeks ago I went back on the program which in part is a very restricted diet - I wanted to drop my last 10 pounds. I am now feeling great and have also lost 30+ pounds. My very restricted diet ended two days ago. Yay!

Our now normal diet includes lots of vegetables, fruits, and some protein. Did I mention LOTS of vegetables?! We can eat anything we want but we try to limit sugars, starches, and most grains.

During the last few months, I have collected and tried many new recipes - mostly for vegetables. I think I mentioned that we eat LOTS of vegetables! There was this one recipe though that looked so good that I had to try it today - it is a really good treat. BROOKIES are part brownies and part chocolate chip cookies.

I found the recipe at Mel's Kitchen Cafe. You can find it there too! 

I also baked a couple kinds of zucchini bread today - a couple of those bigger zucchinis were begging me to make them into bread instead of a stir fry.   Most of the bread is headed for the freezer along with the brookies. Does zucchini bread count as a vegetable???

Wish you were here to enjoy our treats and the wonderful aromas in our house today!


  1. Those look wonderful and love the smell of zucchini bread baking. I think I need to make some soon.... Sounds similar to the atkins type diet which my hubby informed me he is going on again starting Monday. I might join him for a couple weeks and see if I can shed 10 or even 5 would make me happy. Not good when the ring is getting tight.

  2. Congrats on the weight loss! Now comes the hardest part (for me anyway ... I lost 40 lbs 12 years ago and it is HARD to stay within 5 lbs of my goal weight). I know you can do it!

  3. My husband and I changed our diet last year. We too both needed to lose weight and we decided to basically go with the Atkins diet. Our diet includes lots of vegetables, fruits, and protein. Did I mention LOTS of vegetables for us as well?! I've lost 50 pounds so far, but have plateaued there for the last couple of months. Ken hasn't lost as much, but it's been enough to help with the health problems he was having. I have tried out some new recipes, but nothing to write home about.

  4. Zucchini bread should count as a veggie, as should chocolate (it's a bean, and beans are veggies).



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