I’m trying really really hard to not have any refined sugar at all anymore. That stuff is in everything + it’s freakin’ nasty. Sometimes I can’t help myself + I’ll indulge in a little but it really messes up my body. It’s sooo not good for the skin – hellooo pimple face! Yuck.
I do have such a huge sweet tooth at times so it’s hard to stay away! I’ve learned that prepping yourself for these nasty cravings saves lives. I love to keep frozen bananas in the freezer + blend it up with a little almond milk + cacao. It’s like an amazing ice cream smoothie. Another favorite is fresh organic raspberries with a little unsweetened dark chocolate chip stuffed into them – SO GOOD! I easily convinced Jor to not have ice cream last night + have the Choco Rasps instead. WIN!
<<We both like to do our best to eat healthy so it’s always a good day when one of us picks the healthier option.>>
These CinnaYum Chips are pretty good too. They totally satisfy the sweet tooth. + they also satisfy that whole hand-to-mouth crunch thing we all get. You know when you’re sitting at table with chips + salsa/guac (insert any food here) in front of you + you just can’t stop eating no matter how full you are because you have to be putting something into your mouth?! Yea, that. But these guys are healthy so you can feel a little less guilty.
CinnaYum Sweet Potato Chips:
♥ 1 small organic sweet potato
♥ 1 TSP organic honey
♥ 1 TSP organic cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375• + slice the SP into the thinnest slices you can possibly do. Lay each slice on a baking sheet + bake for about 15 minutes. Check to see that they are not burning. You may even want to flip them at this point. Put back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes.
These are tricky lil suckers. Not all of my slices are ever done at the same time. After about 25 minutes of cooking, I check on these guys every couple of minutes. + every time I check on them, I usually have to pull a few out so they don’t burn. I just put them all into a bowl.
Once all slices are cooked + crisp, I mix them with the honey + cinnamon + enjoyyyyy!
Don’t be afraid to eat sweet potatoes. They are a good carb + have some great benefits! They contain vitamins B6, C, D, Iron, potassium, magnesium, + carotenoids. They give you the energy you need to get through your day + help to keep you full + satisfied. Just remember, everything in moderation, so don’t overdo it!