The holidays used to be a time where I would OVER indulge. I’d binge eat the cookie dough, followed by the cookies themselves, + there was no stopping until I was literally sick. Then things changed. I started to UNDER indulge. I avoided even a bite of a cookie with the fear of getting “fat” or “ruining my progress”. I limited myself, restricted myself, + didn’t let myself enjoy holiday treats.
I’m so happy with the progress I’ve made in my relationship with food. I live by the 80/20 rule + it is what I pride myself in teaching the girls in my monthly virtual boot camps. The 80/20 principle is perfect for the holidays because I can have FUN foods + not guilt myself over it later! 80% intentional, 20% fun. It’s important to enjoy foods you love even when you are on a health journey! It’s also possible to find foods that are just as yummy but are “healthified”, too.
Here are FOUR amazing recipes for your sweet tooth fix! These treats are all natural + put a healthy twist on some of my favorites. Ingredients listed in the video + below!
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Cookie Dough Balls
½ cup all-natural almond butter.
¼ cup raw honey.
2½ scoops vanilla protein powder
2 Tbsp. mini semi-sweet (or dark chocolate) chocolate chips
Healthy Peppermint Bark
1 Roll Parchment paper.
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract.
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1⅓ cups old-fashioned rolled oats.
2 Tbsp. melted coconut oil.
4 oz Greek Yogurt
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
Flourless Brownie Muffins
1 15-oz. can chickpeas drained, rinsed
3 large eggs
½ cup pure maple syrup
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3 Tbsp. coconut oil melted
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
⅓ cup dark chocolate chips