Grain free healthy nut butter cups! Tastes just like Reese’s peanut butter cups, but it’s healthy with no refine sugar, chemicals, and not highly processed! Made with REAL food ingredients! Recipe will be up on blog today.Ingredients: -1 & 1/2 cups of Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips (soy, dairy, & gluten-free) -1 cup of peanut butter or nut butter of choice -1/2 cup of coconut oil (melted) -1/3 cup of raw honey (if vegan, use agave nectar or pure maple syrup) -1 tsp. of sea salt -1/2 tsp. of vanilla Directions: 1) Line a cupcake pan with silicone cupcake liners. 2) Melt your chocolate chips using the double boiler method. 3) Then take a spoon sized dollop of melted chocolate and put it in the bottom of the silicone liners. Use the spoon to coat the bottom and sides of the liners by spreading the chocolate around and kind of twirling the cup lightly around the spoon. Coat the bottom and the sides well, I went halfway up the sides of my silicone liners. Then place the pan in the freezer to harden while you prepare your nut butter filling. 4) Put nut butter of your choice, coconut oil, raw honey, sea salt, and vanilla in a food processor and mix until combined. 5) After your chocolate has hardened in the freezer, remove and use a spoon to drop a dollop of nut butter filling into the center of each cup. Freeze again for about 30 minutes. 6) After your nut butter filling is solid use a spoon to cover the tops with the rest of the melted chocolate (by this point you may need to re-melt your chocolate if it’s started to harden, no biggie). Then place in the freezer one last time until the chocolate has hardened. 7) Store paleo nut butter cups in the refrigerator between stuffing your face with them. 8) Eat up and enjoy! Hashtag “thehealthycook” if you make them so I can check it out! :)
So for the past few weeks I been having mixed emotions and thoughts on my body. One moment I think I’m “fat” and need to lose weight and the next moment I feel confident with my body and think I’m fine. The thing is, in reality, I’m not really “fat”. I’m healthy, fit, and strong and I bet there are women/girls out there who would LOVE to have my body. I’m not a size 0 or have 6 pack abs. I’m a healthy size 4, so why aren’t I’m happy with my self? Maybe it’s the way media warps our thoughts and image on what a women should look like. Meaning, size 0, big boobs, perfect skin, and basically no flaws. They basically tell you that you are ugly and no one will like you if you don’t fit that specific criteria. But the hard cold truth is that no one looks like that, not even the people in that photo and what they say isn’t true (You’re beautiful matter what). Everyday I and so many other people look at size zero women and models on tumblr, IG, magazines, television, and etc and it’s hard to ignore. But it doesn’t mean we can’t change the way we think. I’m going to try to be more body positive and try to find peace and harmony with myself. It’s probably gonna be hard, but I’m going to try to change. Being super skinny isn’t going to change your self worth or how beautiful you are. If you don’t love yourself now, what makes you think you will love yourself at a size 0? You will ALWAYS gonna find something you don’t like about yourself so you might as well learn to accept it. This has been in my mind a lot lately. If you have any other comments/thoughts on this topic, feel free to share.
Aw thanks! I love your blog also :)
Hi lovely. I get what your saying.Sometimes it can be addicting, but I keep my priorities first. I made myself promise not to go on tumblr until I get all my work done. It only takes me 30-45 minutes to do my homework so by 4 pm, I’m usually on the computer, but during the day I check my messages and tumblr and stuff on my phone. If it starts affecting your regular life, then I would take a break for awhile! I hope this somewhat helps haha xx
Thanks! and I love that brand too! Especially the holiday flavors! :) x
the morning after you go grocery shopping is so full of possibilities
So I was at target today to get some presents for my family and I found some cool new stuff! All natural pesto sauce, gingerbread tea, and an organic hot cereal blend with oats and quinoa. It was super cheap compared to Whole Foods. I can’t wait to try it!
Today was the first time trying kevita probiotic drinks! I saw them at Whole Foods on sale so I decided to try them out. I liked it and the mojita lime coconut flavor was really good!
Happy December! ⛄❄🎄 I hoped everyone had a great and fun thanksgiving. Sorry I haven’t posted anything this past week. With Thanksgiving and all, it was hectic and I didn’t get to cook since I was at my grandmas. Anyway, since it’s a new month, I’m going to make a list of goals I hope I can achieve by January! So here they are:
➡ lose the last 5-8 pounds.
➡ quit drinking coffee
➡ exercise 5-6 times a week
➡ stick with meal plan
➡ do yoga/stretch everyday(gotta get more flexible!)
➡ get 8-9 hours of sleep a night.
And that’s it! I can’t think of anything else at the moment. Let’s see if I can accomplish these things in 4 weeks. The first goal is my priority. Anyone else ready to work hard in December!? No excuses! ☺👍
Dear Santa, this year I want to be able to eat like a normal person without hating myself and forget everything that has made me this way.