Below are 5 tips that I like to try and encourage my online coaching clients to try out which have a high success rate and can create more mindful eating patterns.
Need a slightly healthier option to give to the family at a Christmas gathering this year?
Bring this one along!
Makes 6 servings
(per 1) Carbs 18g / Fat 25g / Protein 10g / Calories 332
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup sorghum flour (can also use coconut flour, almond flour, or buckwheat)
- 1/8 cup natvia
- Dark chocolate OR cacao pieces (you pick how much, a little goes a long way)
- reheat oven to 180C/350F
- Line a baking tray with baking paper
- In a bowl combine almond butter, apple sauce and vanilla extract, stir
- In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients: baking soda, sorghum flour, natvia and dark chocolate (or cacao), stir.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet and combine them all together.
- Place mix into baking tray (it won't take up the whole tray, triple ingredients if you want to fill a whole tray for more servings)
- Bake for 10-15 minutes
- Place tray on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before serving, if you remove them from the tray too soon they will not be able to hold together
DO YOU LOVE PEANUT BUTTER? What about almonds? If you said yes to both I'll consider us friends. Peanut butter is great but can the amount of calories it contains can put a downer on the enjoyment. Welcome to 2015, where you can get your head transplanted onto someone else's body and buy powdered peanut butter that has 85% less calories from fat compared to regular peanut butter. Science is amazing! This peanut butter is by Bell Plantation and is called PB2. I got the chocolate one, because, well why not haha.
Let me show you a fun recipe to make with it! If you don't have PB2 but still want to make some little snacks like these then you can sub the PB2 for almond butter.
Makes 6-8 bites
(per bite - based on 8 total) Carbs 14g / Fat 3g / Protein 6g / Calories 98
- 3/4 cup PB2
- 1/3 cup water (only if using PB2)
- 3/4 cup oats
- 6-8 whole raw almonds
- If you are using PB2 mix the PB2 and water together in a bowl until it becomes more like peanut butter
- Add the oats into the bowl and mix through
- Take a small amount of the mixture (half the size of your palm should be fine) and roll it into a ball
- Take an almond and press it into the centre of the ball
- Once the almond is in the middle roll the ball again to smooth out the edge
- Pop them into the fridge (30mins) or freezer (10mins) before serving!
Make sure they get to see this!