Are you tired of having to eat your way through “guilt” when you get the hankering for one of your special treats?
Truth is, no one is immune to desiring foods that give us the sensation of instant gratification and there are ways to address this need without struggling with your willpower.
Your focus needs to shift from creating recipes using standard traditional ingredients to ones that are healthier and include ingredients that are contributing nutrients to your body rather than stealing away the life-force.
You can pretty much forget reaching for anything that has been processed and dressed up in fancy packaging at your local market – especially packages that scream “natural” all over them. If you look close enough and take time to read the label, most of them are loaded with additives and unnecessary chemicals and preservatives. They are not only harmful to our health, but they are full of empty calories that do nothing to increase your health or vitality…all they do is fatten us up!
Great ingredients, no white sugar or flour, along with adopting a no “cooking” platform is what turns out snack and treat recipes that can be enjoyed by you as well as your whole family that you can feel good about serving them!
Having healthy snacks and treats ready for that moment when your “snack attack” happens is key to avoiding extra pounds (that most snack and treat recipes would add on) and not having to feel bad about giving into your desires once in a while.
For more great healthy raw food snack, treat and dessert recipes…some with vegetables as the star player:
“Blended Bites” everything you wanted in a treat and nothing you don’t want!
- 1 cup date paste
- ½ cup cocoa or carob powder
- 1 cup any nut butter - peanut, almond or cashew
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla essence
- Place in food processor and blend until well combined.
- Then form into balls and roll in coconut or cocoa or carob.
- Stick a toothpick in and enjoy.
- Add any dried fruit, nuts or seeds.
- Experiment and create your own special healthy raw treats.
- Soak pitted dates in water for 1-2 hours.
- Drain and reserve water.
- Process the dates in a food processor, adding the soaked water 1 tablespoon at a time as needed
- until you have a consistency of thick jam or butter.
- Transfer to a covered container and keep refrigerated.
- The paste is also a convenient sweetener to have on hand and can be used in smoothies or spread like jam.