Feeling haunted by the bowls of candy and treats that pop up everywhere you turn? It may be Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you have to derail your health goals by eating bags and bags of candy because it’s the “one” day a year it doesn’t count. We thought we’d share some tips that are helping us stick to the healthy eating patterns that make us feel our best PLUS a recipe that we’re happy to “indulge” in this time of year.
Drink plenty of water. It’ll keep your hands and mouth busy and you also stay hydrated at the same time!
Follow your normal eating pattern. Don’t skip your meals (you’re more likely to binge that way). If you are planning a little indulgence (perhaps with the recipe below), just plan to get back on track with the next meal!
Don’t purchase your favorites. We all have a favorite Halloween candy. If you are passing out candy to trick-or-treaters, simply buy another kind - maybe even the one you hate?
Get moving. If your’re a sucker for the candy at the reception desk at work, it’s time to start moving. Take a walk and make time for exercise in the crisp fall air. It’ll help with stress, boost your energy, and make you feel more confident.
Find a healthy way to indulge. We’re just gonna be real with you on this one. NOBODY is perfect. It is truly a difficult task to completely avoid all holiday indulgences this time of year. Instead of giving into the refined sugars and dangerous chemicals in store-bought baked goods and candy, why not make your own? There are a few easy swaps you can make to your recipes to make them a little less guilty.
This super easy paleo pumpkin bread will wow your co-workers and family members. It’s the perfect mix of something seasonal, yet functional. Blog-worthy, yet super easy to make. With the addition of collagen peptides, this pumpkin bread has a leg up on the rest of the loaves your family is bringing to your spooky soiree or Thanksgiving meal. Have you heard? Collagen as a ton of benefits. So get baking, and get excited!
1/4 cup liquid coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup organic pumpkin puree
3 pasture-raised eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut sugar
3 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I used Lily’s dark chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a bread pan well with coconut oil.
Mix together wet ingredients (coconut oil, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, eggs and vanilla extract).
Add in the dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, collagen peptides, baking powder, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice). Mix until well combined.
Fold in dark chocolate then add to bread pan.
Bake for 40 minutes and let it sit before slicing & serving!
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