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As good as avocado hugging is, you might want to take Kate’s funny advice to not end up with a big, green mess.

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(Three cheers for big, green messes)

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. eatandrun says:

    I’m the first commenter!!! So excited about that for some reason. I’m also so excited to hug a fat. I just like saying it :). And WHY haven’t I made those BROWNIES yet???? I need to!

  2. Oooh I agree – the superlatives do make others feel left out. I also won one, then a few years after I graduated, then made about 100 awards for ppl to win. I went to a small school, so everyone ended up getting one, albeit most of them were dumb…lol.

  3. Katharina says:

    Oh my gosh so I hugged Mr. Coconut Butter the other day, I guess he’s just playing the field. Actually, we all are! lol It’s good to be single :p I celebrate healthy fats with everything I eat actually. So you’re going to have a lot of pictures coming your way mwahaha.

    Much love you to beautiful lady! You are such a ray of sunshine in this world :)

  4. vegangal says:

    oh awards yeah i hate them i never win and its always the same girl who wins everything and it gets really old and boring for the rest of us. oh well someday highschool will be over what did you win for? did you win best smile? :)

  5. Inspired says:

    I love green messes. Guacamole!

  6. Jennifer - jcd says:

    We made chocolate zucchini brownies last night. A twist on your protein brownies, but we folded in some zucchini and added a mashed banana instead of the Ener-G. They may have been more cake-like than your original ones, but definitely tasty. Yummy!

    Awards are fun when they aren’t meant to showcase popularity. I never liked the superlative awards in the class yearbook because it was just a popularity contest. However, simple awards are fun as long as you still mention/include everyone else. They don’t need an award but if you mention/show them on your blog along with the award winners, that’s pretty swesome itself.

    I’m still thinking of what to do for my photo… hmmm…

  7. McKella says:

    I love awards when everyone gets one. I work in an afterschool program, and at the end of the year we give a unique award to each kid as a little reminder of why they’re special, and we’re careful not to include “Best” or “most”, which implies superiority. We give things like “The Picasso Award” and “The Homework Queen Award.”
    My favorite is the “Kids say the darndest things award,” which is going to one of my first grade boys. “Are walnuts made from walls?” I love it!

  8. Valerie says:

    I agree about the superlatives being a bit unfair. Maybe if the teachers voted instead of just the kids, it wouldn’t always be the same people or a question of “who has the most friends.”

  9. JCD,
    Oh my gosh, that sound so amazing. I’m always afraid to bake with zucchini, because once I did, and the result was a watery, mushy muffin. But I might just have to give it another shot, because your brownie idea sounds too good to pass up :).

  10. McKella,
    That is seriously awesome; I always liked when teachers would do that. Boosting self-esteem is SO important for little kids. It can really make the difference in how they fare later in life.
    And LOL about the walnuts!! I remember my sister once asked if eggs came from eggplants :).

  11. Danielle says:

    I wasn’t a fan of high school superlatives either 😕 Some of them are kind of offensive too (like “biggest flirt” always meant “biggest whore”) I didn’t win any of those 😉

    I’m scheming my hug-a-fat-photo!

  12. Aimee says:

    Yeah, not a fan of the “popularity contest” awards. I mean, come on: we all knew who “that girl” was anyway; why force it in our faces yet again?

  13. Anonymous says:

    i like the idea of awards! so cute! :)

  14. Anonymous says:

    oops i meant the “hug a fat’ awards, not the class ones.

  15. Those brownies look delux! Love it!

  16. Kate says:

    Aww sweetie, thanks for giving me a shout out! I feel famous!!! :)

  17. Ha! We had silly awards for our yearbook photos. I got Most Likely to Be a Novelist (and that was cool) and Most Likely to Be the Next Unabomber (because I was such a little anarchist!). Mind you, this was pre-9/11 so it was still okay to make bomb jokes.

  18. I think awards would be silly and fun! :) I’m gonna think long and hard about what to hug…

    My class probably had superlatives but I honestly can’t remember. They must not have been a big deal, lol.

  19. I think awards would be fun!
    My high school didn’t do superlatives and I’m kinda glad. But since there were only 10 of us in my class, I think they could’ve thought of a superlative for each of us haha

    I was the same way with slumber parties!!! I like schedules, what can I say?

  20. Lorin says:

    What award did you win in high school?
    I like the idea of the awards, it’s just for fun, not anything to take too seriously, so I don’t think anyone should get hurt feelings. :) I would hug peanut butter, best food ever!! I have it every day.

  21. Jess says:

    I love the idea of awards for everyone. :) I want to try and win biggest fat lol!

  22. Hey! I just found your blog and love it! That brownie looks divine! Oh, and I hate those awards, they always seem to make someone disappointed.

  23. Lorin and vegangal,
    Most friendly :). I was really proud of that one, actually. But lol my poor friend got “biggest flirt”! It embarrassed her so much. She laughs about it now, but it wasn’t very funny then when all the guys weren’t exactly nice to her about the term.

  24. i like the idea of everyone getting an award! that would be cute! haha love the avocado mess.. hehe <3 yea its always ncie to see other people liking ur ideas just as much as you. but ur right.. theres always that fleeting moment when u think people will not understand. luckily we LOVE hug a fat! hehe

  25. abby says:

    mmm love me some guac. haven’t had it in forevah!

  26. cookeatburn says:

    So, at my high school we had the superlatives and there were enough that EVERYONE was supposed to get one. Well, out of the 104 people in my graduating class, I managed to be so forgettable that I was the only person missed. They should have made that a category ;). I wasn’t too upset though… I had been ready to go on to college and move on for too long!

  27. Demelza says:

    My high school did have the superlative awards, and they were pretty horrible. It would have been fine if maybe there was some variation in who got them, but like you say, all the “awards” were really just other ways of saying “most popular” and “who has the most friends on the yearbook committee” because it was always the same people who won! At the very least, they should make it so each person can win only one award. :/
    Or, I agree with what another commenter said–let the teachers choose who wins an award. Most high school kids don’t seem like they can handle choosing fairly…:/
    I think giving awards to everyone who enters your contest is a sweet idea. :] It is a sad feeling to be left out, and of course a wonderful feeling to be mentioned by name.

  28. dmcgirl37 says:

    I like the idea of the awards, could be fun & cute!
    Dana <3

  29. Cookeatburn,
    Well, I will give you an award right now: the “Sweetest girl because she brightened Katie’s day with chocolate” award. Or how about “Most caring/considerate”? I want to go back and kick your meanie butt teachers!

  30. at least your big green mess isn’t a big brown day-old-avocado mess!

  31. Katie says:

    love you girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thanks for the shout out!!!!!!! THe protein brownies are the bomb!!!!!!!!!

    Muah!!! I got to get a photo to send you of me hugging a healthy fat!!!!

  32. thanks for answering my questions and being a feature on my blog! I appreciate it so much!

  33. Mandiee says:

    didn’t you mention that you don’t like avocados once? i can’t bring myself to like them either, even though i know how amazingly good they are for me. oh well, guess i’ll just have to keep hugging my almond butter jar for now ;).

    my high school doesn’t really have anything like that right now, but i agree with you that it’s mostly a popularity contest. however, i was excited when we had these awards at my international exchange camp in greece because everyone was really genuine about it. plus the ones i received were really sweet! it’s nice to see how other countries view us and how we can all share in honesty, even if in our home countries the game is a little cliche (and not exactly fair!)

    have a lovely day!

  34. Michal says:

    i won most changed this year :) which i thought was pretty nice. i cant wait to hug my fats!

  35. Mandiee,
    Yes, shameful isn’t it? The guac in the photo is my mom’s, right before I tried it. Every now and then I’ll try it again, to see if my tastes have changed. Sadly, they still haven’t! But I’m glad to know I’m not the only one!

  36. Kristie says:

    You are seriously the best. Hug-a-fat month? You’ve gotta be the coolest person ever to come up with that. I kinda sorta wish I could just eat fats all day. That hasn’t yet happened but it sure is tempting. I’ll have to get my fat hugging on!

    On the high school awards front, I’ll have to agree, I just think they’re a dumb idea. I mean, of course you’re going to get a confidence boost out of them, I would certainly feel proud if I were notable enough to have been recognized for something like that, but it’s definitely a popularity contest. We should ALL be rewarded for something extra special about ourselves, the premise behind highlighting someone because they have the “best smile” or make the “cutest couple” seems a little pointless… totally my opinion though, maybe I’d feel totally different had I been one of those “popular” people, who knows 😉
    I DO think the idea of awards for the fats is pretty super though.

  37. Ugh! I hated those awards. The girl who won ‘most athletic’ was 6 feet tall, so I assume people thought she was good at basketball…

    The people who won ‘smartest’ did not have the highest gpa or the highest SAT score.

    You’re right. It’s all about who is popular and it’s not really fair.

    Of course, I didn’t win one, so I may be biased.

  38. Marianne says:

    We never had those awards. I think it was probably because we had 1000 people in each grade (only grades 11 & 12 at my school), and it would be impossible to actually know everyone and pick. They seem a bit lame anyways.