Holiday Treats – Mindful Nutrition Style

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One of the HARDEST things for me to reconcile in my health journey has been how to have treats without wrecking my progress or getting sick. This is mostly because grainfree baking is expensive and can be hit or miss, which makes failed experiments very frustrating AND because from a mindset perspective, as a society we “treat” for everything. So the reality ends up being that treats are no longer treats, they are everyday occurrences and a requirement of any celebration.

I am finally getting to the point where I see how and when I can have treats, true treats. Since it’s summer, fruit often forms the base of these treats. Actually, fruit is often what I reach for as a treat since I don’t eat it very often and I don’t really prefer sweet things any longer. Below are a handful of recipes, that while I have not tried myself, check off all of my personal boxes for a treat.

Individual Blueberry Peach Crisps
Chocolate Macaroon Pie
Toasted Coconut Lemon Ice Cream
Lemon Curd Tart with Fresh Berries
Flourless Whole Meyer Lemon Cake

Tell me, what is your perspective on treats? Have you found a balance between that allows you to have the occasional treat while keeping you on track?