Did you know sugar is as addicting as heroin? It activates the same pleasure areas of your brain. No wonder I can’t stop eating it… I could use a serious intervention, y’all! I also recently have been having issues with my hypothyroidism and research has shown that being gluten free can help with that.
So, I’ve compiled a few recipes that help in both of these areas – processed sugar and gluten free! That doesn’t necessarily make them low calorie but most are definitely better for you than their sugar-ful counterpart.
Banana Coconut Baked Oatmeal:
I don’t know if you’ve ever had baked oatmeal before but it’s delish! However, it usually has a cup of sugar in it. This recipe has none and is also gluten free! Get the Recipe
Enough said, right? An actual gooey, fudgy delightful brownie that is gluten and sugar free! Get the recipe
Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Yep, you read that right! There’s bacon in these babies! You know you want to make them! haha And yes, they’re both gluten and processed sugar free! Get the Recipe
Chocolate Energy Balls:
I make these ALL THE TIME!! They’re soooo good and really good for you. You can add extras to them also to change them up a little. Even my kiddos love them and it makes a great little snack for them too.
- 1/2 cup organic old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup all-natural creamy almond butter (or Sunbutter)
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Shakeology
- 3 Tbsp. raw honey
Combine Shakeology, and oats in a medium bowl; mix well.
Add almond butter and honey; mix well with a rubber spatula or clean hands.
Roll in balls about the size of a ping pong ball.
You can add extras like nuts, chocolate chips, coconut, etc to spice them up even more!