Safe Sweets!

If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it. Proverbs 25:16

It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory. A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls. Proverbs 25:27-28

Anyone else eat a little too much over Christmas?!

It’s still Holiday time and the celebrating isn’t quite over. The counters are covered with gingerbread houses and cookies still. The baked goodies that were gifted are still sitting round calling out to be enjoyed. Right? Anyone else? Perhaps that sugar dragon was awakened over Christmas week- or heck, since Thanksgiving, and the puffy face along with the slight bloat has gotten to be somewhat normal…

Hey, I got you! How about going into the new year feeling less bloated and puffy? How about indulging in chocolate- that actually isn’t bad for you!? I’m gonna hook you up with 3 of my indulgences this year that have been so fabulous, not just for the body, but also the taste buds!

Fancy Chocolate

These chocolate “truffles” are made with just 4 ingredients and took me a whole 15 minute. Coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and cacao! The rich chocolate taste will have you satisfied after just one… and a half or so. You’ll want to make sure you have pure maple syrup… I ran out midway through my 3rd tablespoon and reached for my brothers “natural table syrup”- which turned out to not be maple syrup at all and changed the whole consistency of the mixture…

This recipe I is from “Peaches & Prayer” which is a site I found while on Pinterest a while back. Jenna sends out some great emails and I’ve enjoyed a lot of her freebies. Here is the link to print out this chocolate recipe: ———————> https://peachesandprayer.com/wprm_print/1446

Then I was super thankful to find some fun molds that my mom in law had in our hall closet! You can use just a cookie sheet and break/cut the pieces apart, but it was fun to feel like I was indulging in fancy chocolates… (here’s a link for a similar mold: https://amzn.to/352Y9jA )

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Ok- I’ve tried making chia pudding several times throughout the last few years and have been fairly unsuccessful… SO I was excited when I attempted it this last time and I rocked it! Chia seeds, water, Cacao and maple Syrup was all that was needed. (This recipe is also great for improving digestion…) I split up the recipe into 2 little jars which was the perfect serving size for a little sweet snack during the day. This was yet another link I discovered on Pinterest. It’s from the conscious eater and this link will take you to the printout of the recipe: https://theconscientiouseater.com/wp-json/mv-create/v1/creations/216/print?epik=dj0yJnU9OEtUYVR0QUcwWm83aC1fVVlQQXY2dEt2a1V0b01VMjMmbj1heGd6cU1nWXdQeW95Q2YyMzMwR25RJm09MyZ0PUFBQUFBRjM2M1NN

I’ll include links to get what you need at the bottom of the post!

Chocolate Chip Cookies!

You guys- these totally hit the spot. Being gluten and sugar free can create issues when you’re just craving a good chocolate chip cookie… But this one solved that issue and completely satisfied! I got hooked up with the recipe when I was in the Truth to Table tribe and Rochelle added it to one of the monthly wrap ups for the members. (Link to Truth to table: http://www.truthtotable.com ) I made a few changes to mine but here’s the recipe:

Rochellita’s Casa Cookies

PREP TIME: 10 min COOK TIME: 8-14 min

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup nut butter (I use home made cashew!)

1/2 cup of organic coconut sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp of sea salt + a little to sprinkle on top

1 cup of Chocolate chips (enjoy life or lilly’s brand)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Stir together the nut butter and the following 4 ingredients. Once your batter is mixed together, stir in the chocolate chips.

3. Line 2 bakeing sheets with parchment paper and drop rounded tbs size cookies onto the sheet.

4. Flatten each cookie out slightly with the bottom of a spoon.

5. Sprinkle a tiny bit of sea salt on top of the cookies.

6. Bake for 8-13 minutes or until cookie edges are golden brown. (I like mine a little crunchy so I leave them in the full 13, or maybe 15 min)

7. Let cookies cool and enjoy!

Friends! Nutritional Toxins are a real thing! Wanna find out more? Here is a podcast where I discuss physical Toxins with nutritionist Laura Davis: https://christinejaynes.com/2019/07/physical-toxins/

Also check out Laura’s Blog about the danger of sugar: https://www.madintuition.com/blog/don-t-wake-the-sugar-dragon

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