Healthy Alternatives

The journey to fitness and true health is long and slow. Try to change too dramatically and too quickly is often a recipe (pardon the pun) for disaster for most people.

It is important to be well prepared for the journey and to make incremental changes along the way. It is a journey after all and not a sprint.

Part of the process in trying to change from an unhealthy eating lifestyle to a healthy eating lifestyle is (1) the education process, which certainly takes time, and (2) finding recipes that are in alignment with your new eating philosophy. Planning the next week’s meal plan is a great idea, but without recipes to choose from, it can be a real challenge.

At a personal level, our family has always found providing healthy dessert alternatives to be a daunting task. This past weekend, we picked up a book called Raw Desserts. It has a lot of great, healthy dessert ideas.

Our first recent attempt was healthy, homemade ice cream! Check it out…


Here is the full list of ingredients:
_ bananas
_ strawberries
_ raw milk

That’s it. No ingredients you can’t pronounce. No heaps of added sugar. It is critical to point out that it tasted delightful! It’s not a good alternative if you hate eating it.

Variety is truly the spice of life, and I believe it is important to develop a wide range of healthy recipes to keep you healthy but with a wide array of choices.

My advice: (1) never stop learning, and (2) add to your recipe library and continue to try new healthy recipes. They may need refinement over time, but remember, it’s a journey!

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