Lately I’ve been collecting as many successful healthy snack, meal and dessert recipes as I can. I’m testing them, making notes, and preparing to launch a free recipe book for parents.
Today I made two awesome dishes. The first was Coconut Chocolate Macaroons. The only ingredients I used were milk, butter, honey, cocoa powder, coconut flakes and oatmeal. The original recipe I followed called for WAY more sugar than was necessary, so I substituted less natural (unpasteurized) honey. They taste much better this way. They literally took 15 minutes to make including cleanup.
The second dish was Chocolate Beet Brownies. These took me more time to make because the organic beets had to be peeled, sliced, and then simmered for 20 minutes before creating beet paste. From that point, the whole recipe took me about additional 20 minutes and tastes wonderful. In addition to beets, the recipe uses eggs, extra virgin olive oil, whole wheat flower, honey, stevia (natural sweetener) and a few other basics in your kitchen. Super healthy compared to most other junk food desserts.
I look forward to sharing more about what I’m putting together, but I hope this short post reminds you that there ARE ways to eat healthy without taking a lot of time, and without sacrificing flavor.
To your health, and the health of your family!