Looking for a Chocolate Peanut Butter treat that has some nutritional value? These bites are it!
I have a confession to make.
First off – the facts:
I’m all about eating the foods you desire when your body is hungry.
I’m all about not restricting the foods that you love.
I’m all about gettin’ your dessert on here and there.
But it turns out, those good intentions are not always full of fun and games. I’m not sure where the road turned. I’m not sure what made the path rocky for me. But one day I woke up and realized I was not feeling the benefits of this wonderful relationship I have with food. It wasn’t as good as it was supposed to be anymore.
Waking up with a daily headache.
Eating foods that gave me intense stomach pains.
Battling an imbalance of blood sugar levels.
Not having the energy to keep up with a steady workout regime.
Feeling the effects of these ailments in my marriage, business, and overall well-being.
Wondering how the hell I’m supposed to live like this anymore.
I’ve researched. I’ve read. I’ve experimented so many things. I’ve limited dairy and gluten. I’ve cut my alcohol intake about 90%.
Yet I can’t figure it out. I just finished a 4-day detox in an attempt to cleanse my liver and intestines. But all that did was make me feel like a freakin’ lunatic because all I wanted was what I couldn’t have.
And let me tell you, all I could think about were these babies. I had made them about a week before the detox and had them hidden in the back of the freezer so I wouldn’t be tempted. The flavors of your favorite Peanut Butter Cup, yet with all natural and healthy ingredients.
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It turns out, my mind can’t handle restricting the foods I love without feeling like I’m being pushed back into an eating disorder. So I’m back to square one. I’m not sure what the next step is, but I’m not giving up yet.
I dream of a day I can work out 5 days a week again. I dream of a day I don’t wake up with a headache. I dream of a day I can enjoy a glass of wine again.
This is not a pity party. Instead, this is an account of my journey. My struggles. My reality. And my desire to keep going without giving up and giving in.
And in the meantime, I’m going to enjoy a few of these Reese’s flavored bites.
- 1 cup natural/homemade peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3/4 cup honey or agave nectar
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 cups old fashioned oats, (gluten-free if you'd like)
- 1/2 cup ground flax
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup peanuts, , chopped
- 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
For the full recipe, make sure you head on over to Super Healthy Kids where I’m sharing it today.
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