Happy Wintery, Snowy Monday, my fellow dessert devotees,
Get excited for a roundup below of the most scrumptious, tastiest cakes you have ever sampled. All of which fall under at least one (though many fall under more) of the following tiers: grain-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, low in sugar, or sugar-free.
Cake you can actually feel semi good about eating! Though on tasting any of these, I have a sense you will feel awesome about eating them at that point 😉
Click the recipe name to be taken to how to make it!
Love oatmeal and/or peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies? You are in for a treat, my friend. These scrumptious snacks are gluten free, lactose free, and very low in sugar. They are also a piece of cake to make.
Ready to get glowing and lean with this green, flavorful, light, satisfying and scrumptious soup? Its an easy one to make (throw everything in a pot, let it simmer for a bit, then emulsify and you are good to go). Its also gluten/grain free, lactose free, sugar free, paleo, and vegan.
Most of the items on offering for usual snacking, as well as know, are not great for ones health. Chips, candy, even most granola bars which, though claim to be healthy, are loaded with sugar and carbs.
Here is a list of snacks you can feel good about reaching for, which dont hit your health with the damage that most of the others out there do:
The chocolate on these crunchy almonds is surprisingly delicious. Rich, decadent, though a healthy snack for nibbling on. So yum.
These bars are my favorite to date. They are chewy, oatey, and gluten free. The triple berry flavor is also delish.
This stuff is AMAZING with Greek yogurt. I cant get enough.
Like Goldfish or Cheezits, but without the grain/gluten/wheat!
Tacos are one of the best dishes on the planet. However, in consuming a diet largely void of grains/wheat/bread, this makes continuing my love affair with said hand held treat a tough one. However, to my relief and thrill, I found the most delicious recipe. Granted, these are more toastados than taco, but man oh man, are they tasty. Totally on par with and hitting the taco spot, though without the bad-for-your-body ingredients.
Grain/gluten free, lactose free, sugar free, these are a homey, scrumptious meal that is also awesome for your health!
The best wintertime treat, no question. Well, aside from say, chocolate mousse. Chocolate chip cookies are one of those much loved, classic, quintessential desserts on every table with a truly inclusive spread of sweet treats. Personally, they are one of my favorites. Especially when freshly baked out of the oven, and the chocolate is still just a tad melty. Oh boy.
I was skeptical on making these coconut flour (aka gluten/grain free) chocolate chip cookies, worrying they would be dry, or weirdly textured. They weren’t. Tasted just like the real deal. A fluffy, cakey textured chocolate chip cookie. Yum. These are the new much obsessed over dessert in our home at the moment. Try them yourself and see. You wont be disappointed.
Take a listen on your commute home via bus, train, subway, etc. Or, the next time of stepping out into the city street, pause to listen close. Sometimes, the noises we hear are natural and relatively benign, such as a car whooshing past, or the sound of a person walking alongside of you, the gentle rustling of leaves, birds chirruping, or a train click clacking over tracks in arrival.
More frequently, the noise(s) are growing more substantial and grating. This can include sounds such as (though not limited to): horns blaring, the melody (or more often, jarring vibrations) of entitled people who, nowadays and often, have decided that because they want to hear a particular song or type of music, we all do. Thus, blasting it from their phones or even portable speakers as they walk down the road past or even worse, sit/stand next to us on the train. More nagging noises can include cell phones dinging, producing all manner of loud sounds while people play games or text, all of which is audible and even disturbing. As well as those colleagues who sit near to you and play their personal radios aloud, all day long.
Noise, to a real degree, is an inescapable aspect of life, especially within city living. However, sometimes these are normal, relatively ignorable sounds. Just as frequently though, they are the actions of others imposing their noise and ultimately, their narrative, on us. All whether we like it or not.
Get excited! A round-up of my own personal favorite healthy(ier) dessert recipes, for your viewing and sampling pleasure. These are the ones I personally find the most satisfying and scrumptious, the treats I typically crave.
Hoping many others will find their next, new, much adored sweet treat on here 😀
And please, whomever does take the time to try a recipe, would love to hear feedback on how it came out!
Better yet, snap a photo of your creation and send it my way. I will post the best photos received!
(Click the name of the dish to get the recipe and start eating!)
Water. Seems so obvious that it isn’t worth mentioning, but, the vast majority of us do not drink nearly enough. In fact, most people going through their days at least semi-dehydrated and not knowing it. Drinking water is crucial to maintain all your bodies systems in functioning properly. It energizes your muscles. Water keeps your skin moist and supple. It maintains normal bowel functioning, as well as keeps your kidneys working well.
Green tea is grand for your health in countless ways. It can improve brain function and help make you sharper, increases fat burning and improves physical performance, may lower risks of certain types of cancer, can decrease your risk of Alzheimer and Parkinson, improves dental health, assists in strengthening immune system, can help lower risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as many extend life. This is a drink worth acquiring a taste for on a daily basis.
Non dairy milks. Think almond, cashew, coconut milk, and macadamia milk. Just beware loads of added sugar. Go with unsweetened versions. These are loaded with good for your body fats and ingredients which help your body function at its best.
Pomegranate Juice. This one packs an antioxidant punch. Research shows it may help prevent inflammation, heart disease, and cancer. Its also great for your skin. Just beware, many pomegranate juices have loads of added sugar. You want pure pomegranate juice, nothing else.