I know what you are all thinking, that I absolutely despise Halloween because of the endless amounts of free candy and goodies? Well, you are wrong! It is actually healthy for your mind to treat yourself to something you enjoy every once in awhile. Whether it’s candy, ice cream, burgers or fries, it is normal to let yourself indulge, and then start right back the next day on your normal healthy eating. Doing this keeps you from overindulging due to deprivation, and helps you to realize how your body reacts to the “pleasurable” foods.
For those of you that find yourself overindulging, try to find a healthy goodie when you have a sweet or savory craving! I have many on my blog: fudge, pizza, ice cream, mexican, and much more!
I have found my new favorite weekend dinner, homemade veggie pizza! I decided to try something new in hopes that I would like it and I absolutely loved it! So did my family and friends! I made the dough and sauce from scratch which was not as hard as I thought it would be. You should definitely do it this halloween weekend!
- 3 cups oat flour
- 1 (0.25 oz.) package of active dry yeast
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. himalayan sea salt
- 2 tsp. raw honey
- 1 cup warm water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine salt, oat flour, and yeast in a bowl. Next add the warm water and start to knead dough on a flat cool surface. Knead in the olive oil and honey. After about 4 minutes of kneading, spread the dough evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Take out and add sauce, topping, and cheese. Bake for another 25-35 minutes.
Tomato Sauce: (Double the recipe if you like a lot of sauce)
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 4 tomatoes cored and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- salt/pepper to taste
Bring the tomatoes, garlic and oregano to a simmer in a small skillet over medium heat. A few minutes later add in basil and salt/pepper. Continue stirring as the tomatoes should release their liquid and become jammy, about 15 minutes.\
- Homemade tomato sauce
- Goat cheese
- Red onion
- Red bell pepper
- Kalamata olives
- Feta cheese
- Sun dried tomatoes
Hello everybody, I hope your weekend is going well!
‘Tis the season for flus and colds, fa la la la la la la la la la! No one likes getting sick, especially when all of the fun holidays are arriving! I found this drink from danettemay.com and am already in love with the changes I see in my skin, sleeping, soreness, and immune system! The key ingredients for this drink are turmeric and ginger, which should be consumed everyday! This drink is not only a fighting machine, but also tastes like the holidays in a cup! Delicious!
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 inch of ginger root or 1 tsp. ginger powder
- 1/2-1 tsp. turmeric
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp.-1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2-1 tsp. raw unfiltered honey
- Drizzle of cream (optional, only for flu symptoms)
Hello Everybody, I hope you are having a wonderful day!
I’ve been having a sweet tooth lately for ice cream! Although summer has come and gone, I still have an excuse to eat ice cream in the fall! Pumpkin ice cream! Oh, and what is even better is that the ice cream includes ingredients that are high in fiber, protein, good fats that eliminate toxins/waste, vitamins and minerals, and are completely lactose free!
Ingredients for Pumpkin Ice cream:
- 1 14 oz. can of pure coconut milk
- 1/4 cup or more pure pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp: nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin spice (add more or less)
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon (add more or less)
If you’re in the Christmas mood, I also made mint chocolate chip ice cream!
Ingredients for Mint Chocolate Chip:
- 1 14 oz. can of pure coconut milk
- 1/2 cup cacao powder (100% dark chocolate)
- 10-15 mint leaves
- 1/4 cup 70% dark chocolate chips
I have a delicious treat to share with you all, fudge! This recipe can be done by anyone as it only includes 4 ingredients! Use this for parties, holiday gifts, or just to treat yourself with something oh so sweet!
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup raw unfiltered honey
- dash of vanilla
Directions: Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor. Pour onto a waxed paper sheet and top with raw shredded coconut. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Yum!
White cane sugar is one of the main sources to developing an overweight, out of shape body. This is because the sugar is heated, which causes toxicity in the body: right as it enters our body the organs swell causing the bloating effect. I want to share with you the good and bad alternatives to white sugar.
Splenda/Sweet’N Low/Equal: These are BAD alternatives to sugar as they are full of artificial sweeteners, chemicals, and toxic ingredients. Studies have shown that these sweeteners can cause numerous unhealthy effects to the body.
Stevia: This is a GOOD alternative to white sugar because it comes from a plant which makes it all natural. It has nice health benefits and does a great job sweetening things up! However, stores are making stevia with extra chemicals and additives, so make sure you read the ingredients and buy one with pure stevia in the raw.
Agave: This is a GOOD/BAD alternative to sugar. It is GOOD when it is in the pure, raw form, unfortunately stores very seldom sell this because they have started heating up the agave which makes it toxic to the body. If you can find agave that is raw, it is good. But the stores version is BAD!
Pure Maple Syrup: This is a GOOD alternative to white sugar if it is 100% pure from the plant.
Honey: This is a GOOD alternative to white sugar if it is pure, unfiltered, raw honey. Stores sell so many honeys with extra sugar, chemicals and filtered honey which makes its health benefits in the body drop drastically.
Coconut Sugar: This is a GOOD alternative to white sugar as it comes straight from the coconut. It tastes and looks just like brown sugar and has numerous health benefits!