It’s not easy transitioning from the indulgence-heavy holiday season to the austerity of new year’s resolutions.
I’m all in favor of healthy eating and getting back on track.
I just think its easier to do if those resolution-friendly foods are creamy and sweet! This Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Chia Pudding is a welcome addition to your new year’s table. It’s loaded with protein from the sunflower seed butter and chia to fuel your new workout routine. The sweetness comes from coconut-milk yogurt, without the need for any other sweetener. A little cocoa adds chocolatey goodness.
With treats this yummy, healthy eating is definitely on the menu all year long!
This is a guest post from Sarah from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free Treats:
There may be only a few days left until Christmas, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for some holiday baking! I’m in the kitchen quite a bit this time of year, doing lots of baking for my family and friends. From cakes, to cookies, to breads. Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite for this season (my most favorite season). All of these recipes are gluten, egg and dairy free. There is something delicious for everyone on your list!
I love to say “Merry Christmas” with homemade sweet treats!
Gluten Free Vegan Apple Cranberry Bundt Cake: This cake is not only beautiful, it’s also so easy to make! I love bundt cakes for their simplicity. This cake is studded with juicy, tart cranberries and gets it’s moisture from freshly shredded apples. A perfect cake for your next holiday party!
These easy-to-make treats serve double duty as either a snack or a breakfast option when paired up with a smoothie or some scrambled eggs. If you’re traveling over the river and through the woods this holiday season, tuck a few of these Apple Muesli Balls in your bag for a quick snack that will kick your sweet tooth to the curb and fill you up at the same time.
When I bake, I try to pack in extra protein, fat, and fiber to make my baked goods more nutritious and satisfying. I drew inspiration for these treats from the classic concept of muesli, which is really just nothing more than oats, nuts and seeds, and dried fruit served with milk or yogurt. To add a little texture and extra sweetness, I added grated apple to the muesli balls. You could also try grated carrots (or zucchini when it’s in season).
Lord knows the last thing we need this time of year is another baked good recipe, but I think you’ll find that these treats are healthier than most. If you have company coming into town around the holidays, tuck a few muesli balls in the freezer and you’ll have a quick grab-and-go snack at the ready at all times.