It's holiday time with lots of treats to eat. Can you stay healthy through the holidays?
Sure! It's easy.
Just take a little time to think about what you are cooking and eating. Eat lots of fresh fruit and veggies, and make a few simple changes in you're recipes.
When a recipe calls for flour, just make your own with fresh ground whole wheat. It's a little heavier than junk flour, but it really pays off in improved health.
When a recipe calls for sugar, substitute honey or fresh fruit. You only need 2/3 the amount of honey as you would sugar, and you reduce the amount of liquid by 1/4 cup for every cup of honey you use. You can also reduce the baking temperature by 25 degrees, because the honey browns easier than the sugar.
If a recipe calls for margarine, use raw butter instead.
Replace all corn oil or soy oil with coconut oil.
Instead of using chocolate bars packed with sugar, use real raw cacao. Sweeten with fruit or honey.
Replace corn syrup with honey also.
For a wonderful healthy treat, try my no-cook brownies.
2 cups of whole wheat freshly ground into flour
2 cup of raw cacao powder
1 cup of virgin coconut oil
1 cup of raw honey
Add some cinnamon and cayenne powders if you like.
Mix it all together and put it in the fridge for a while.
My wife and I like to form it into little balls and then put it in the fridge.
What a great snack! Very yummy! AND very healthy!
Have a great holiday season!