To some of you, this may not be a huge accomplishment, but I'm VERY proud to report that I've officially gone two weeks without eating dessert. For a girl who grabs a handful of chocolate chips every time she walks by the freezer, two weeks without chocolate, cookies, or baked goods is pretty major. I've always had a serious sweet tooth, and even though I make an effort to eat really healthy meals and snacks, I always leave room for some delicious treats. Lately, this habit of mine has gotten a little crazy, so two weeks ago (after Becca and I scarfed some chocolate chips without even thinking about it), we made a deal with each other that we'd go THREE WHOLE WEEKS without dessert. Neither of us will dare cheat our way through this deal, especially since we have a calendar taped on the fridge where we check off our dessert-free days. If either of us screwed up during our dessert detox, it would say it right there on the fridge and remind us of our total lack of self control. So yes, absolutely no cheating during these three weeks. Our hope is that we'll have broken our daily dessert habit by the end of this, and moving forward we'll have more control when it comes to our sweet cravings. We'll see how it goes . . . stay tuned.
But in the meantime with one week left of our challenge, I'm racking my brain for recipes that I can whip up quickly, that are sugar-free, healthy, and satisfying enough for my demanding sweet tooth. SO . . . You know those candied, cinnamon-glazed nuts that they have at fairs, farmers markets, and football games? The ones that smell amazing when you walk by them? I LOVE those. They're so freaking good. I mean, how could they not be good when they're coated in oil, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon? Mmmmm. I decided to make my own version, without the sugar or oil, but still delicious, crunchy, and sweet. Using just egg white, stevia, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt, my hazelnuts and almonds turned out perfectly. If you're looking for healthy, sugar-free and guilt-free sweet, these Cinnamon Glazed Nuts are your new bestie. Here's how to make them:
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup raw hazelnuts (or any other nuts that you love! I'm trying pecans next time)
1 egg white
4 packets Stevia
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Wouldn't this be a great gift? I'll have to remember it when the holidays come up!
July 28th, 2016
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.