Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

If our house hadn’t been hit by the pesky Stomach Bug, I would’ve embarked on this adventure a week ago. However, a home-sweeping illness cannot hold me back any longer. Starting on Monday, I’m beginning the 21 Day Fix from Beachbody.

The 21 Day Fix is more than a diet, it’s a lifestyle change. It makes eating and fitness simple. There’s no counting points or carbs or calories. It is just easy to follow portion control and one 30-minute workout per day. With the kit you get seven color-coded containers to measure out your food portions – one container per type of food (example: green=veggies, purple=fruits, red=protein, etc). The Eating Plan booklet breaks down exactly how many of each container you should eat per day. The kit also includes 7 different workout DVDs to follow – one for each day of the week – and they are only 30 minutes long, so you really have no excuse for not hitting play. Sounds pretty simple!

Now, I eat “clean” a lot of the time anyway, but I have been at a standstill on the scale for far too long. With Cameron almost 2 years old, I can no longer blame my muffin top on baby weight. After trying several workout programs and not seeing the scale budge or my clothes fitting any better, I figured it may not be lack of working out; it has to be what I’m putting in my body. So I broke down, read the Eating Guide front to back to front again, figured out my bracket, and I’M READY! I’m excited to see how portion control can help me break through this plateau!

But before we jump two feet in… what about my sweet tooth?! For fear of falling off the wagon simply by not having a “healthy” option on hand, I took a few minutes and made these bad boys!

I have to admit, while making them and even taking a small bite once they were done, I didn’t think I’d be a fan. These little guys are RICH and you can smell/taste/feel the coconut oil very strongly! The first time I tried them, I couldn’t take more than one bite. They weren’t bad, they were just rich and gooey. I wasn’t sure.

Then I stuck them in the freezer. THAT was the answer! These guys, straight from the freezer, tasted like the guilty pleasure I needed. Now with half a dozen of them still hanging out in the freezer, I am ready to embark on this new journey knowing that these delicious fudge bites are ready to savor as an allowed cheat 3X a week if I need it! Wish me luck!

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