and a warm mug of Javazen in my hands. Sounds like the perfect happy, healthy and hot winter afternoon!
If you’re wondering what’s in the oven, it’s snickerdoodles, made with a recipe that I just came up with.
These aren’t just any snickerdoodle. They are grain free, dairy free and high in protein. They still contain sugar (coconut palm sugar to be exact) so you don’t want to go crazy on them. I would qualify these as a primal and paleo-friendly treat.
I based this recipe on a recipe for flourless peanut butter cookies that I cut out of the newspaper years ago. Boy, that takes me back in time…now everything is right on my phone! A few tweaks here, a few tweaks there, and I had the perfect snickerdoodle.
And so does Mark Hyman, who wrote Eat Fat, Get Thin and The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook, which was just released a few weeks ago.
Mark Hyman, MD is the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and founder and director of the Ultra Wellness Center. He was also a speaker at IIN, where I studied nutrition, and I have been a fan of his ever since.
Dr. Hyman has helped thousands of patients lose weight quickly and sustainably by addingmore high quality fat to their diets, and cutting out processed, refined carbs. Heemphasizes real, whole foods, like avocados, grass fed beef, coconut oil and a wide variety of fruits and veggies.
Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore, the authors, have a fresh, fun approach to healthy eating. It doesn’t hurt that she is gorgeous and he is a totally hot. And wearing a sleeveless shirt in most of the pics.
I’m not talking about haunted houses, or scary movies, or the crazy displays in those seasonal Halloween shops. I love all that stuff! Although I have to admit this whole clown situation has me a little freaked out.
I’m talking about the aisles full of Halloween candy in practically every store you go into this time of year. There is something so appealing about fun size candy bars in seasonal packaging. You buy some for the trick or treaters, or to put in a cute jar on your kitchen counter, and end up eating it all yourself. And feeling crappy.
Been there, done that. But the jar did look really cute!
So that’s the scary part of Halloween…dealing with all the candy.
And that’s why I am sharing a valuable list…my top 5 tips to avoid eating too much Halloween candy and feeling like crap:Continue reading →
is the title of the latest book by Melissa Hartwig.
If you don’t know Melissa, she is one of the creators of the Whole30, a dietary reset that eliminates potentially problematic foods (like dairy, grains and soy) for 30 days, then carefully reintroduces them so you can see for yourself the effect they have on you.
Melissa is totally happy, healthy and hot. She also appears to like alliteration as much as I do!