5 Things To Know about Clean Eating

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Clean eating is a buzz word that gets thrown around and often times makes cleaning up your daily eating habits a bit overwhelming. Here are 5 things to keep in mind while improving your eating habits. 

  1. Buy one-ingredient foods – the best foods to fuel your body are the simplest one. Fresh produce, whole grains, nuts, legumes, eggs, fish and meat. 
  2. Sugar is NOT your friend – pay attention to the ingredient list for hidden suffers in both sweet and savory products. Aim for less than 25 G of added sugars daily. 
  3. Don’t get hung up on advertising and marketing – Focus on the Nutrition Facts and ingredient list. 
  4. Home cooked is best – The best way to know what you are eating is to prepare it yourself. Start small by visiting your favorite food blog like WholeLivingLarge.com ūüėČ and enjoy the adventure. 
  5. Perfection does not exist – Its ok to enjoy a not so clean treat or meal. Balance is key to long-term success. 

No-Bake Mini Brownie Bites [Sugar Free, Gluten Free]

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 Ingredients

2 cups almonds (soaked in water overnight)

13 Medjool Dates

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

 Directions

Place soaked almonds into processor and blend for 5 minutes.

Add dates and blend till smooth.

Add chocolate chips and blend till incorporated.

Place dough in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Once dough is chilled scoop out a teaspoon of mixture and roll into balls.

You can leave them as is or roll in your favorite addition.

Options: chopped nuts, coconut, chopped chocolate, chia seeds.

 

No-Bake Mini Brownie Bites [Sugar Free, Gluten Free]
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24
 
A quick and easy way to get a healthy chocolate fix.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almonds (soaked in water overnight)
  • 13 Medjool Dates
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Place soaked almonds into processor and blend for 5 minutes.
  2. Add dates and blend untill smooth.
  3. Add chocolate chips and blend till incorporated.
  4. Place dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Once the dough is chilled scoop out a teaspoon of mixture and roll into balls.
  6. You can leave them as is or roll in your favorite addition.
  7. Options: chopped nuts, coconut, chopped chocolate, chia seeds.

Whole Wheat Crepes Cake

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Today I had a craving for strawberry shortcake. Somehow that ended with me making a crepe cake.

I have absolutely no complaints to the tangents my mind makes because this turned out to be a deliciously healthy and simple treat to make.

 Ingredients

1 Whole a wheat crepes recipes (link here)

1/2 cup Powdered sugar

1 pint Strawberries or topping of your choice

Whipped cream (here is a link to the recipe we love)
Directions

Prepare crepes according to the directions.

As you remove the crepe from the stove top. Place crepe on a serving plate and dust generously with powdered sugar.

Repeat this process until all of the crepe batter is made. Dust top of cake with powdered sugar and top with strawberries or desired topping.

Serve cake with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and enjoy.

Be blessed

Chanelle ‚̧ԳŹ

 

Whole Wheat Crepes Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
 
Healthy Dessert the is easy and the whole family will enjoy.
Ingredients
  • 1 Whole a wheat crepes recipes (
  • link here
  • )
  • ½ cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 pint Strawberries or topping of your choice
  • Whipped cream (here is a
  • link
  • to the recipe we love)
Instructions
  1. Prepare crepes according to the directions.
  2. As you remove the crepe from the stove top. Place crepe on a serving plate and dust generously with powdered sugar.
  3. Repeat this process until all of the crepe batter is made. Dust top of cake with powdered sugar and top with strawberries or desired topping.
  4. Serve cake with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and enjoy.

Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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When I was in 8 th grade I bought my first cookbook. It was a compilation of favorite family recipes that my school sold as a fundraiser. I had a great time cooking through it and learned so much.  One of my favorite recipes was a coconut chocolate chip cookie. Over the years they have slowly evolved as my eating evolved.

These are a family favorite. Super moist on the inside with the perfect crunch. The outside.

Try them out. I would love to hear  your thoughts.

Ingredients

1 cup butter (We use Kerry Gold)

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tablespoon water

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups old fashioned oats

1 cup coconut (We use Bobs Red Mill)

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 package  semi sweet chocolate mini chips (We love EnjoyLife)


Directions

Cream together butter, sugar, eggs and water into a very smooth dough.

Mix in remaining ingredients until blended.

Using a 1/4 cookie scoop drop on ungreased cookie sheet or use a silicone sheet to line the cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.

Bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown

Keep in air tight container.


 

Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 21
 
A delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie that packs an extra boost of fiber and other nutrients.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter (We use Kerry Gold)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup coconut (We use Bobs Red Mill)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 package chocolate mini chips (We love EnjoyLife)
Instructions
  1. Cream together butter, sugar, eggs, and water into a very smooth dough.
  2. Mix in remaining ingredients until blended.
  3. Using a ¼ cookie scoop drop on ungreased cookie sheet or use a silicone sheet to line the cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.
  4. Bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown
  5. Keep in air tight container.