From the looks of this photo above, Heidi knows how we feel about being allowed to have dessert. I don't know about you, but I've got to have a little something sweet after dinner. I'm not an ice cream girl, but I love a cookie or any type of bread, like zucchini bread or pumpkin bread. That's my weakness. But years back I learned to save those for special occasions or that time of the month, when I just CRAVE sweet carbs. Now, I'm completely satisfied with 7-10 dark 60-70% caco chocolate chips. I take a small handful and enjoy while I'm doing the dishes. That's all I need and within minutes my craving is gone. Just proves I really don't need 3 or 4 of my kids cookies. Another trick is to pop a piece of gum in my mouth, so I'm not tempted to reach for something naughty.
Again, I'M NOT A DIETITIAN, EXPERT OR CLAIM TO KNOW IT ALL. THIS IS NOT ABOUT WEIGHT AND SHAMING BODY IMAGE. So, save the emails. I'm just a 39 year old mother of 2, that works hard in the gym weekly,
loves a cocktail + pizza on the weekends and *tries* to keep my eating clean
Monday-Friday. This post is to share what I eat and what
I've learned from BODY BY HEIDI. That's all.
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WHAT HEIDI SAYS
Even though snacking has developed a "bad image", snacks can be important part of your diet. They can provide energy in the middle of the day or when you exercise. A healthy snack between meals can also decrease your hunger and keep you from overeating at mealtime and or grabbing for garbage food because you are rushed.
A clean eating lifestyle choice includes sweets, but only that are made from clean ingredients and are eaten in moderation. A desert is not eaten after every dinner. Dessert should be eaten only 2 to 3 times per week. No artificial sugars are allowed, opt for real natural cane sugar, coconut palm sugar, raw honey, or 100% pure maple syrup or agave as sweeteners. - Heidi
CocoNUT CHIA SEED PUDDING
- 1/2 cup Chia seeds
- 2 cups coconut milk, from refrigerated section
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
- Dash of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup fresh organic blueberries
- 1 tablespoon Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips
- organic dried coconut, for topping
Please first 5 ingredients into an airtight container and shake. Place in refrigerator and leave overnight. Remove from fridge, sprinkle with dried coconut and serve with 1/4 cup organic blueberries + 1 tablespoon of dark chocolate chips on top.
HEIDI AND I ARE HAPPY TO BRING YOU THE
WHAT TO EAT SERIES
A weekly 4 part series over the next month. It post every Wednesday night at 8pm CST.
| BREAKFAST May 18th | LUNCH May 25th | DINNER June 1st | SNACKS + DESSERTS June 8th |
~It will include 4 meal ideas + recipes + Heidi's wisdom~
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Thank you for following along with us on the WHAT TO EAT series. Hopefully you gained some knowledge about clean eating + tried some new recipes and are already felling + seeing the difference. Remember it's a journey and a lifestyle change. Some days will be easier than others, but if you fall off, just get back on. You won't be sorry.