Affectionately known as “goth balls” — here’s another spooky Halloween snack. I don’t love energy bites that are date-based, and they all seem to be, so I whipped up my own batch with the jar of black sesame paste I still have yet to finish.
Food sensitivities, intolerances, and allergies are becoming more and more common (and yes, they are different from one another!).
There are a few reasons that may be driving this, but I believe it is in large part due to the amount of stress we are under, paired with the amount of processed, nutrient-deficient foods we (as a society) have in our diets.
I’m really getting into the hokey Halloween recipes this year. And with a jar of black sesame paste to use up, you better believe there’s more spooky goth treats coming your way.
The title of this recipe is a mouthful, but you won’t care when… you get a mouthful. *badum chhh* I’ll be here all weekend, folks.
This is a pretty simple recipe and, as usual, meal preppable! It’s a good transition into fall, when Autumn Equinox has passed and you want to wear sweaters and boots but you can still sunbathe on the lawn. Best of both worlds, IMO!
I am regularly quizzed on common nutrition topics from friends and family, and the one that comes up the most often is how to reduce sugar intake. But of course, there’s always a subtext—how can I quit sugar without, you know, actually quitting? Because we all want to be able to enjoy our favorite treats. But moderation is not always our strong suit.
What they’re really asking is: How can I change my relationship with sugar?Continue reading
Chickpeas are like cashews to me, in that they’re so versatile and you can use them in so many applications! You can make hummus, roast it for a snack, throw it on a salad, scramble it up like eggs, make a soy-free miso paste if you’re crafty (and patient), have it in pasta form, make falafel… we don’t often think of them as a dessert ingredient though. Aside from dessert hummus (don’t knock it til you try it), we can also make gluten-free blondies with chickpeas!
Elimination diets, a tool generally used for identifying food sensitivities, have become a big part of diet culture. A lot of the time, because they involve removing inflammatory foods, weight loss is a natural result, and that’s exactly why people have latched onto them and have created another opportunity for unsustainability in dieting.Continue reading
You’ve probably heard the phrase EAT THE RAINBOW! Not to be confused with Skittles’ “Taste the Rainbow” slogan… this is the exact opposite of eating chemical/sugar-laden candies. It’s about having a variety of natural colors in our diet, because the more color means the more phytonutrients, and the more phytonutrients, the better for our bodies!
It’s inevitable that shifting your lifestyle will invite questions and opinions from anyone and everyone, whether they have any business discussing it or not. Making positive changes can be difficult as it is, especially if you’re trying to undo decades-long habits, so it’s important to guide friends and family on how they can support you.Continue reading