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Chocolate Strawberry Macaroons

Who said you can’t eat sweets and they be healthy as well.

Chocolate Strawberry Macaroons

–  2 cups Dried Coconut

–  1/2 cup Brown Rice flour

–  1/4 cup ground Flax

–  1/2 cup Honey

–  1 tsp Vanilla

–  Pinch Sea Salt

–  1 cup diced Strawberries

Mix all ingredients together except for diced Strawberries, when well mixed stir in strawberries.

Roll into balls and place on teflex sheets on shelves in dehydrator and dehydrate for 5 – 7 hrs.  Remove the teflex sheets after approximately 3 – 5 hours.

Chocolate

–  1/4 cup Cacao Butter

–  1/2 cup Cacao Powder

–  1/2 cup Honey

–  1 tsp Vanilla

pinch Sea Salt

You can either dip the macaroons in the chocolate or drizzle over them.  Chill and keep in fridge for best results.

Enjoy!!

Day 2 Eating Healthier during the Holidays

Day 2 of the Giveaways is Goji berries……..they are loaded with lots of great things and are considered a superfood, can be eaten as a snack with some nuts or on it’s own, added in smoothies, granola bars and more .  Through the holidays, we can all use some extra good things to help with our health.

Leave a comment below or just introduce yourself to be part of the giveaways!

Here’s to your health!!

JB

Day 1

Ok, Ok, things didn’t work out as planned today……had some computer glitches, and software glitches, (hence no video) and a little family emergency……..so this is out late and I apologize for that.
BUT
The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways is still a GO!!!

I am going to keep this one short, todays giveaway is a jar Artisana Raw Tahinni. I had never tried it till a short time ago and couldn’t believe how good it tastes and it does taste different and the best part is, it’s still RAW!!

Whether you make regular hummus or a raw hummus, this will add to your dish.

So by leaving a comment below, you could win todays Giveaway.

All you need to do is put in a couple of words in the comment section for this post summing up why raw or even eating healthy means to you. Only one word.

It will close tomorrow, Thursday evening at 10 pm and the winner will be announced Friday on the second day of the giveaways.

Fingers crossed tomorrow’s better………big deep breath, and remember whatever sh@t is being thrown at you, that this too shall pass!!!

Have a healthy, beautiful day!!

JB

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!!!!

Sometimes things in life change, so since this is a new beginning for me, I have decided to start it with a bang!!!

Starting December 1, 2010, every 2 days, we are going to be giving away some neat things, that will help you stay eating healthy, through the holidays as the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!!!.

We will be sharing some good tips, recipes, inspiration and maybe a laugh or two and even some good Christmas cheer as we gear up towards the big day and try and maintain eating somewhat healthy and being balanced not stressed.

All you have to do read the posts or watch the videos, as I will let you know what to do and then we will pick a winner and send them a gift.

Something different each time and there are some pretty cool things, if I do say so myself!!

Please, feel free to share this with any friends or family or Facebook, our goal is to make this fun and somewhat healthy at the same time.

With much Gratitude

Jodi

Addiction vs Comfort

Is there a difference between having an addiction to certain foods or using them as a comfort??

Let me give you a story.  For a long time I didn’t want to give up my morning Americano, only 1 cup.  Ok, kind of big (6oz), with a nice bit of foam on it, a little cream (organic of course!!)  Now, I could give it up,….really….. I went days with out one, with no side effects (but I did notice I felt better without it).  I knew all the reasons why I should give it up, but something kept me coming back.

Honestly, I wasn’t even enjoying the taste any more, so why did I not just stop??  I asked myself that too and explored it a bit.

For me I realized that it was a comfort, can’t call it a comfort food because it’s not a food, and I didn’t really have one of those.  I realize that it gave me a little comfort, it was my story that was attached to it.  What I mean by that is, when I just sat and let go and asked myself why I didn’t want to ( not couldn’t ) give it up right now, I realized it was a comfortable thing in my life when it had been pretty chaotic in some ways.  Let’s see, in 18 months I made 3 major moves (across the country) lost 2 cats, lost 2 grandparents, had some financial difficulties, stopped talking with my dad and made a career move……….and all I was doing was still enjoying that morning Americano.

Hmmmmm

I decided right then and there to let go of the guilt and judgement, that can do more damage sometimes.  I knew when the time was right it would happen and it did…… I stopped.  I didn’t need it anymore.  Now I’m not talking 4 or 5 or 6 a day of Americanos or way more than that on anything.  I think that is addiction, or when you really can’t give up something. What I am talking about here is that little something……..

We eat for health and sometimes (actually many times) we eat for emotional reasons, as long as you are clear about it then you can make changes.

Remember, go easy on yourself, don’t compare. Some people can stop immediately. Some people, even though they know it’s not the best for them still aren’t ready to let go of a food or beverage or way of being .  There is no right or wrong and no judgement, so don’t beat yourself up if you have a story as well.

The day will come when you are ready to write a  new story.

Until then, love yourself, that should be foremost.

Would love to hear your thoughts or your story!!

JB