These are the most delicious chocolate balls with out any of the bad stuff. They are made from whole ingredients and you can whip them up in only 10 minutes.
All you need is a standard size pack of pitted dates, cashew nuts, shredded coconut, sunflower seeds & two table spoons of cocoa. Put all of the ingredients together in the food processor and whiz into a paste. You can add a touch of water if needed. Roll them into little balls and roll in the coconut. Pop them in the fridge or freezer to set.
Theses are so easy to make and the entire family will love them.
Last night I went out to dinner to celebrate 7 years of being in business with our staff from our law practice. I was concerned about the challenges eating out may pose, but was surprised with how easy it was.
Prior to bringing our meals out the chef brought us a complimentary taster, this was an onion soup with a crostini. The soup was all natural and delicious, I gave my crostini to someone else. Phew I passed the first test!
How did I go on the bread roll test? Ahhhh I LOVE bread rolls! The waiter was serving everyone a beautiful selection of gourmet bread rolls. I find chewy crusty breads with lashings of olive oil or butter irresistible. But just like a non-smoker wouldn’t ever contemplate a cigarette, I didn’t look twice at the bread rolls! I politely said to the waiter, “no thanks not from me, I am a non-breader!” (No not really) I just said no thanks and a roll never landed on my plate.
For the entrée I chose the scallops, easy and simple. The mains were very easy to, I was thinking lamb or salmon? I went lamb, which was accompanied with a tomato side. All ingredients were natural, real foods.
Desert was a not brainer… I didn’t even look at the menu. I got a beautiful peppermint tea instead.
I left the restaurant feeling satisfied and not over full like I usually would. The extra bonus was that it was great to wake up this morning feeling light and energetic.
Rose and I have pledged to each other and ourselves to eat only REAL food for the next four weeks.
What does this mean you may ask? It is really quite simple, if it is not provided by mother earth we will not eat it.
The list of foods allowed are:
- Fish & Seafood
- Natural oils, olive oil, coconut oil etc
It is actually amazing the beautiful meals and snacks that we have been enjoying so far and our families are loving it too. It is not easy breaking the sugar and chemical addiction that we have from processed foods but so far I am feeling excited about my future healthy relationship with REAL food.
I start diets or healthy eating plan’s most Monday’s. It is such a bad habit of mine and has been for my entire adult life. (I am pretty sure Rose & I share this in common) All weekend I have a wonderful time eating, drinking and having a blast and it is all OK because I am starting my new plan on Monday.
It has become beyond ridiculous. Monday I am good, Tuesday I am good, Wednesday I start letting go and by Thursday it is all over!
I said to Rose… ‘This time we are truly wanting to change our lifestyle and our bad habits so we can’t start on a Monday.’
So we have decided to start on fun day Sunday instead! You heard it hear folks, yes half way through the weekend!
We have planned a big cook up (with natures food only) on Sunday night with both of our families to get them involved. (They don’t know it yet but their lifestyles are about to change too!) Rose has been assigned the dinner challenge and I am in charge of the entree and desert. I am yet to work out if there is such a thing as a desert made from only nature’s food, but that is all part of the discovery.