I defy anyone who gets a case of the munchies to tell me that their willpower alone will be enough to ensure that they don’t reach for the cookie jar or the potato chips when no one else is looking. And if you live alone? Come on. If there is no one else around to see your transgressions then you are going to binge on whatever you can get your hands on. That’s just what we are – creatures of comfort food.
Maybe like me you avoid buying the things you love to eat. If I have something tasty and within reach, it is going to get eaten. I might be able to stave off for a day or two the desire to slice open a bag of cookies, but I give in eventually, as I am sure you do. So what are we supposed to do, if this kind of behavior is continually contributing to the number of inches around our waist?
One solution is to replace the “bad” snacks, which is practically every piece of junk food that is sold at your local convenience store, with healthy dessert and snack alternatives. But what do those look like? More importantly, what do they TASTE like? I have not-so-fond memories of “healthy” cookies that my mother used to make when the sugar and butter supplies in our household ran low. Thankfully broccoli cookies never appeared on the menu, but nor did anything healthy that also passed as a tasty snack.
I’m Carolyn Hansen, the author of a series of recipe books at Blended Bites, and I am quite aware of this problem. But I was determined to find dessert and snack recipes that did away with the usual cast of bad characters: sugar, flour, butter, and replace these with healthy substitutes that I could live with as a bodybuilder looking to maintain a healthy diet during my preparations for physique contests. That was some years ago now, and today I am making the recipes I came up with during that period available to anyone who could benefit from being able to grab low-calorie snacks on the run that also taste great.
If you could see some of the photographs of the snacks and treats that I have come up with you would not hesitate to volunteer to be a guinea pig in my kitchen. Would you believe that you can make cheescake alternatives that use no dairy, but look and taste delicious nonetheless? Apparently you can, and this is just one of the recipe types that litter my books.
For more information on this mouth-watering topic I recommend you get yourself across to my site Blended Bites, grab yourself a copy of the recipe books and put your blender to work. The nice thing about my recipes? You don’t even need a stove to prepare them – they are basically no cook recipes made from natural ingredients that can go straight to your mouth!