Why cook oil free anyway? Turns out oil is the highest calorie-dense of all foods, oil is nutritionally devoid. and oil is a highly processed food. That said being 100% oill free isn’t necessary. Try the 80/20 rule when it comes to avoiding oil. 80% of the time avoid it. 20% of the time embrace it.
I used to think maintaining an optimal weight was a math equation; calories in, calories out. But science proves that obesity is not driven by calories, or lack of exercise, but by the dietary composition of the food we eat. It’s all about the type of calories, not the amount of calories.
Take this one minute test to see how toxic your liver is. If you experienc more than 3 your liver might need some love and support. 1. Waking consistently between 2-4 a.m. feeling too warm. 2. Increase in body fat especially in tummy or thighs 3. Increase in cellulite 4. Bloating (fluid retention) 5. Poor (low) energy 6. Short temper with bursts of frustration or anger 7. Skin breakouts; itchy, red or inflamed skin 8. PMS 9. Constipation. 10. Super hungry (starving) at different times during the day. 11. Craving starchy or salty food
Do you find it challenging to maintain your healthy habits while traveling? I've found that without preparation, I too easily retun home from my travels feeling fat and jet lagged. Here is are my rules of thumb to travel by!
I love giving traditional recipes a healthy makeover. It's not only a fun challenge but I want to eat a nutritious food that tastes great! For these cookies, I did just that. I substituted almond butter for the dairy butter, powdered raw coconut sugar for the white table sugar and a little coconut flour for the white flour for a nutritiously delicious cookie!