Do you like pumpkin pie but your stomach or skin doesn't love the dairy that comes with it. Well neither does mine. Dairy typically gives me a massive knot in my stomach, which honestly isn't the greatest feeling, so I went about experimenting a little bit to see if I could reduce the amount of sugar in the pie, plus remove all of the dairy which technically makes it paleo friendly, so triple win!
For some time now I have been playing around with oatmeal based cookies. They are gluten free, they typically sustain you for a longer period of time and they feel like a more appropriate breakfast "cookie" if that is the route I end up going. In addition with playing around with oats and oat flour, I have really been working to reduce the overall sugar in the sweets and snacks I have been creating. Then I did it! This cookie really hits the spot when you want something sweet, without sending your blood sugar rocketing to the moon.
Valentine's day is just around the corner and everything is being died red and pink, so I figured I would jump on the bandwagon but the nutritionist in me just couldn't get on board with all the red food dye so I decided to jump in beets first (see what I did there).
I am no real fan of baking, but every now and then I get a hankering for something sweet and figure it is best to be in charge of the sugar I am consuming and to avoid things like corn syrup and other garbage type sweeteners out there. Last week when I got this hankering I opened up my cupboards and went through the mess inside. From there I was about to find a few items that would hopefully *fingers crossed* be able to mash together to turn into something delicious or at least edible.
The holiday season is here and that typically means sweet treats at home, in the office, all over the stores, basically there are infinite stacks of sugar lying around every corner in waiting. That being said just because you are leading this new or maybe old healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to abstain from all these once a year sweets and treats, it just means you should probably be a bit pickier about the sweets you do decide to indulge in.
I know I am a little late on this recipe seeing how most coffee shops that carry the coveted pumpkin spice latte tend to have them out by what mid-August these days, I have finally found a super simple, super delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte that you can make at home, tastes fairly similar to the conventional one but without the weird chemicals and flavour science that goes into that fancy cup of joe.
It is that time of year where it can sometimes feel like we are constantly needing to keep our guard up and say no to the sweets, the fall treats, fancy fall coffees and we can't forget about all of the Halloween candy. Well this year there is no need to miss out, and don't worry if you are living a paleo or vegan life style I have your backs.