Oh, I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and trust me, I never skip that. Only, I tend to have it a little later than most, maybe.
The thing is, my tummy just ain’t in the mood for food when it’s just woken up. It’s like it needs at least an hour to realize that it’s no longer asleep. Before that, food just isn’t appealing to him. And I’d much rather eat when my tummy actually enjoys the experience, you see.
That “condition” of mine wouldn’t be so bad I guess if I didn’t happen to work out first thing in the morning.
There are a lot of people out there who are saying that it’s actually a good thing to exercise on an empty stomach, as one tends to burn more fat that way.
I’m not too keen on that idea… I feel if I want to go somewhere with my car, I need to put gas in it BEFORE I actually get behind the wheel, and it should be the same when it comes to my body. To me, I need to put a little food in it before I ask it to start jumping around, cycling or lifting heavy weights…
Maybe it’s a question of respect…
That’s why I like having little bars such as these around.
They are a perfect bite for my grumpy tummy to enjoy right out of the comfort of his bed. This is the only kind of food that he will accept besides coffee. Yeah, I think he sees coffee as food… at least in the morning, he does!
Just one of these little squares before a workout and I feel I’ve at least given my body a little something to get it going.
Of course, after my workout, I have a more substantial breakfast… now that Mr. Tummy is wide awake and fully responsive and ready to accept food. Usually, by that time, he’s even grumbling quite audibly, as if very dissatisfied and blaming me for not feeding him
As if it were my fault.
Now these irresistible little squares here were inspired to me by Jessica over at Chockohlawtay. As soon as I saw her decadent looking Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Bars, I knew I had to get them inside me. It was only matter of time before it happened.
While the recipe looks quite extensive and fairly complicated, it’s really not that bad, and trust me, these little squares are worth every single second that you will spend working on them. They are extremely rich and intense in flavor, both in the chocolate and peanut butter department. Plus, their super chewy and dense texture makes them super filling and satisfying.
You wouldn’t really guess from biting into one of these that they are actually super healthy.
Hey, if they will support me through a workout, guess it’s safe to say that two or three pieces would make for a very good breakfast or a great healthy morning snack.
One lonely little square could also make a good little dessert, for those of you who like to enjoy a teeny sweet bite after having had lunch.
By all means, don’t let the long list of ingredients put you off. I swear, these little guys will no doubt win you over as soon as you sink your teeth into one of ’em.
They sure got me… and grumpy tummy!