What does a sweet tooth look like to you? I love sugar and sweets. I have found healthier options over the years. I limit mine to once a week with my husband so we can have fun and try new things! On the back of the package not just the label we need to pay attention to. The ingredients. They are very essential. The ingredients tell us what the product is made of. What is in our food is where all the food allergies and sensitivities are coming from.
During that time years ago when I started training I loved potato chips. Potato chips have sugar in them. My Trainer at the time pointed out to me the reason I love them during that time is because of the sugar content. There are hidden sugars in things like potato chips, maltodextrin, erithylol, stevia, swerve, etc. You have to get to know your ingredients. We now have the privilege of having Google to look everything up. Finding recipes that have less ingredients in them or chips that have less ingredients in them is one key! Making your mind up that you don’t want to have any white sugar or sugar that’s not good for you! Sugar comes in many different forms and ingredients!
Below are a few recipes I’m going to try when I get that urge for something sweet! You can always make healthy snacks and freeze them to have them on hand or put them in the fridge in containers! They’re available! When you wean yourself off of white sugar you will feel the difference!
One of my clients used to have white sugar and creamer in his coffee. I challenged him to look at the back of the box of creamer and look at the ingredients. He has decreased the extra sugar and now is having coffee with almond milk unsweetened and honey and loves it! Honey is a natural sweetener if you buy the natural stuff from a health food store or a farmer! I love Chuck’s Natural Fields Honey! It’s from local Farmers! When you start replacing unhealthy sugar for cocao or healthier options you will feel your palette change and be amazed at what you used to eat! It will take you back! Sugar is one of the main ingredients that will keep body fat on you!
Remember when you eat too much of carbs, protein or fat it all breaks down into sugar the extra is broken down for your body to store as body fat!
Another great tool is keeping a food journal to be more aware of your food! I love to have my clients write down all of their food! I love to see it improve. It’s not for me to pick apart but for me to see your improvements or what you’re struggling with! I believe in quality of service!
I love to send my clients healthy recipes that will give them options so they don’t grab an unhealthy snack full of sugar that doesn’t help them. I sent one to several clients last night. I love to follow nutritionists and get different ideas.
Bread everyone loves bread! Carrot Almond Bread
Makes the best sugar free snack, curbs that sweet tooth and sneaks in some veggies!
1 1/2 cups almond meal
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup steamed carrot slices
2 eggs (could try flax eggs)
2tbsp melrose health coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
2-3 tbsp granulated raw sugar
Preheaat oven to 338 degrees blend carrots, eggs, oil and cinnamon. Combine with almond meal, sweetner and baking powder in a bowl, pour into a small lined tin and bake for 40 minutes. Let it cool before cutting a slice. Add coconut frosting and a banana!
Creamy chocolate oats
Creamy chocolate oats topped with strawberries, raspberries, cherries and maybe a banana and macadamia nuts
4tbsp of rolled oats
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp raw cocoa powder
1/2 tbsp cocoa nibs
1 tsp coconut blossom sugar
pinch of salt
1. Add all dry ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until they look powdery.
2. Put the powder in a saucepan pour in milk and/or water. Bring to the boil and simmer 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time watching carefully it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
3. Pour all ingredients into a bowl and enjoy!
Try these recipes and let me know what you think of them!