An old holiday favourite has taken a healthier turn with this version guaranteed to keep people coming back for more. One of the favourite treats in this month's Free LOVE YOURSELF SILLY WITH CHOCOLATE e-guide, is only one of 20 wonderful recipes for you to indulge in this season. Grab more delightful treats below.
Super healthy Super delicious Super fast. This Acia Bowl hits all the right markers when it comes to fast and fabulous breakfast ideas. You can find Acia powder at your local health food store. Packed full of antioxidants, low glycemic, may help to control cholesterol, and may have anticancer effects and can even help to improve brain function. HELLO, big WIN-WIN here. Watch out for hidden sugars when buying this product. You can always add healthy sweeteners later on if needed.
Gluten-free; High Protein; Vegetarian; Quick; May contain nuts Serves: 1 Prep: 5 mins Cook: 0 mins Nutrition per serving: 373 kcal; 5g Fats; 65g Carbs; 22g Protein
Next time you are feeling stressed, skip the ice cream and instead enjoy a colourful yogurt parfait. Nuts Stress runs you down, which leaves you open to sickness. Almonds, pistachios and walnuts can boost your immune system with vitamins and zinc. Chocolate Research indicates that dark chocolate may lower levels of stress hormones. Chocolate also contains sugar (a carbohydrate), so it releases mood-improving serotonin. It's all right to indulge; just keep the portions in check.
Foods can help tame stress in several ways. Comfort foods, like a bowl of warm oatmeal, boost levels of serotonin, a calming brain chemical. Other foods can cut levels of cortisol and adrenaline, stress hormones that take a toll on the body over time. A healthy diet can help counter the impact of stress by shoring up the immune system and lowering blood pressure.
Serves: 2 Prep: 10 mins Cook: 0 mins Nutrition per serving: 364 kcal; 17g Fats; 24g Carbs; 31g Protein
By incorporating these anti-inflammatory foods together before you leave for work, it's an easy grab and go with no thinking at all. And better yet, no 'oops' moments due to a last minute drive thru situation that results in swelling, bloating, sleeplessness and feelings of guilt.
This amazing alternative to sugary sweet snacks is a great way to incorporate some healthiness (is that a word?) into your life.... without feeling guilty about it.
Pair this with the old favourites, apples, pears etc, or switch it up and add some strawberries, or pretzel sticks.
This recipe can be easily altered to accommodate to your tastes. Add nuts. Forget about the chocolate and add some vanilla bean. Use semi sweet chocolates, or milk. Add a caramel swirl, if that floats your boat. Add peanut butter and bananas instead of the chocolate.
There are a gazillion ways to enjoy this. All without the guilt.
This breakfast proves lentils are delicious any time of day, as they are sautéed here with shallots, paprika, lemon juice and fresh parsley. The versatile legume stands in as a savory alternative to jam, as the spiced lentils top toast in this protein packed morning pick me up.
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