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If you are crazy about pumpkin pie or chocolate pudding at your Thanksgiving feast, then we have the perfect, healthy replacement for you: Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Balls! They are the perfect way to stave off cravings for sugar-loaded desserts. Bring them along with you to your Thanksgiving dinner to avoid temptation and to show others that eating healthy can be sweet! You'll need: 1 cup freshly baked pumpkin, purreed 1 1/2 cups melted cocnut butter 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg dash of salt For coating: organic chocolate chips - 80% cacao or higher. Directions: Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips) a blender. Roll dough into balls. Refrigerate until firm. Melt the chocolate over the stove, adding a tiny bit of coconut butter to ensure smooth consistency. Dip the chilled pumpkin balls into the chocolate and set on wax paper. Allow to cool. Refrigerate to store. Your relatives will be begging you for... read more
We have all been there, Thanksgiving comes and you tell yourself that you will be good, and you won’t overeat. But year after year, you break your promise to yourself. Do you lack willpower? Absolutely not! What you lack is a REAL plan to combat the pitfalls around and during Thanksgiving that cause us to overeat, and be full of regrets. Now, we have all read the same old advice about how not to overeat, but I think we can all agree, they don’t work! So, let’s get creative. What are some new, out of the box ideas that we can EASILY follow so that we don’t have that Thanksgiving food coma yet again. Sign up for a Turkey Trot Most communities seem to be having some kind of marathon, half marathon, 5K or fun run every other weekend! Check in your local community and see what is going on and get... read more
After Halloween comes the holiday season! Filled with family, gifts, buying, and food! And unfortunately A LOT of this food is NOT healthy! What can you do to help keep yourself on track? You don’t have to stick with the unhealthy traditional foods that are typically served at Thanksgiving. Why not try some NEW healthy options? Bring some of these to your families Thanksgiving Dinner, you might just start a new tradition. Cranberry Apple Chutney Sick and tired of the old canned cranberry? Have you ever looked at the ingredients in canned cranberry? Your family will be impressed with this fresh and delicious cranberry apple chutney. Shaved Brussel Sprouts Fruit Salad Don’t like Brussel sprouts? Try this delicious side dish and you may just change your mind! Golden Beet Soup with Roasted Garlic Cashew Cream Use seasonal beets in this amazingly delicious soup. Never heard of cashew cream? You will not be disappointed! Hummus Mashed Potatoes This is... read more