Yo Forte readers, let’s chat Food!
I am currently half way through one of those “I’m trying to be healthy challenges”… you know those ones where you think you can go ahead and give up sugar for 8-10 weeks in the hope of being the best version of yourself… INSERT SARCASM… Because we are human and you have to live a little and eat a bit of naughtiness while you are attempting to be a cool healthier version of yourself!
You may have seen across my socials how “healthy” I am ….cough cough (goes and buys Mc Flurry post gym workout because ‘treat yo self’).
Don’t get me wrong I eat quinoa, plant based food, kraut, green smoothies and lots of fish… but I’m also this chick who loves a decent size burger with cheese dripping down the sides… drooling already!
I am going through this huge phase at the moment where I’m attempting to juggle the whole “balance” thing of eating say 80% healthy, then having 20% of naughtiness, in the form of a cheat day or meal depending on how hard I have worked out!
I am hugely lucky as my husband Nate is a chef and personal trainer in the making so he is always suggesting or making great alternatives, like the other night I was craving muffins so he whipped up these healthy apple muffins, so I thought Id share the recipe with you guys in the hopes that if you are struggling with the whole balance thing this recipe should help you on the way!
3 cups almond meal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup preferred sweetener (rice malt or pure maple is a great sweetner)
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 cup of pear or apple chopped, sliced or diced
1 tsp Vanilla bean paste/ essence
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together and put in a muffin tray make sure your oven is heated to 180 and cook for about 30-40 minutes.
Also guys, a quick little mention but on August 23, I’m going to be a guest speaker at the strategise and style your socials run by Hannah from On the Decorative Fringe. Here we will be chatting all things ‘Social Media’ if you are interested just type the following link in your search bar and book a ticket via eventbrite.com.au, otherwise you can search across my socials and including Hannah’s.
Hope to see you there!
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