There are cookies that are better for your body, I don’t believe date heavy treats better than refined sugar choices. With Christmas over and people saying things like ‘time to be healthy again’I don’t believe Christmas or Christmas food is unhealthy. I don’t think treats made with large amounts of dates are a better choice. Diet food is even worse…
Cravings set in quite fast after Christmas different types of cravings, how we spend time thinking about these feelings cravings is much more important to me. Than the food that’s been thought of…in the circle of repeating thoughts low self esteem is somewhere in there, with holding on inside to stop or control feelings from being expressed.
I know now happiness is a choice and it comes from the inside out so in this confusion of food, feelings and cravings. Something like what I have made can be in the middle, while our internal life balances out. Enjoying low refined sugar sweetened food made from oats and not refined flour, I’ve used a some shop brought chocolate from a brand I like. Feeling bad about having cravings is a waste of time, that is why I learnt to make my own treats because its empowering…..
This paste I carry in my little jar, I mix this in the same jar to because I don’t like waste. This is sticky due the the English honey and tahini.
I am craving tahini in my food and experimenting with tahini as a sweet base. As tahini contains more protein than milk and most nuts. It’s a rich source of B vitamins that boost energy and brain function, vitamin E, which is protective against heart disease and stroke, and important minerals, such as magnesium, iron and calcium.
The type of fat you eat has the most significant impact on your health, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. All types of unsaturated fats benefit your heart by lowering cholesterol. One important type of unsaturated fat, omega-3 fatty acid, does more than lower cholesterol. Omega-3 also fights inflammation that contributes to cardiovascular disease. Tahini contains plant-based substances called phytosterols that add to the effect of healthy fats by lowering cholesterol.
So in my jar is, which by the way I eat with a spoon when I have a sweet need. Or if my energy is dipping, I have a teaspoon with a cup of tea.
English honey, a thick type
Vanilla I use a liquid one
Carob powder – 1 teaspoon
Lukuma powder – 1 teaspoon
There are no measurements because of the size of my jar and this will last me about 3 days. When stirring the mixture will pull into a ball taste at this point. If it is sweet enough with a malt ness, with the hazelnut taste place in the fridge with the lid on. To le the flavours mix.
Also when I make this I really chew and let the taste go into my taste buds, then slip my tea. Yum yum ………