"Think what a better world it would be if we all -the whole world- had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap."   -Robert Fulghum

WOW! There's just something special about a really delicious cookie... especially when you're living a gluten free life, right?

Just the other night I decided to treat myself to a couple of these cookies for dessert. I popped one in my mouth and my eyes immediately widened in happy disbelief. I literally uttered "WOW!! These cookies are amazing!" They're probably the best cookies ever! Whether you're gluten free or you just LOVE chewy-soft cookies, you simply MUST check out Wow Baking Company!


These cookies are non-GMO, gluten free, wheat free, and made with natural ingredients. Wow Baking Company bakes a bunch of different cookies for you to enjoy. Here are a few of my favorite flavors!
Classic chocolate chip cookies are the treats dreams are made of... soft, chewy, sweet (but not too sweet) and loaded with chocolate chunks. Being a 'gluten free girl' I haven't been able to enjoy a really SOFT chocolate chip cookie in 2 years! But that sad trend ended today. The texture is on point!! I dare you to compare one of these to a traditional 'glutenous and glorious' chocolate chip cookie and try to guess which one is actually g.free!
Key Lime White Chocolate Chip cookies?!! What a fun combo of flavors! These cookies are the perfect sweetness with just a 'tinge of tart' from the lime. Definitely worth trying! I let my mum give a bag of these to a gluten intolerant teacher friend at her school and she LOVED them. She said she ate half the bag while in class... before lunch!
Snickerdoodles!! Gotta try these cinnamon-y sweet treats for your next little afternoon snack. These are perfect paired with a piping hot cup of Sweet Cinnamon Tea and a splash of creamy almond milk. (Check out Tazo Tea for this amazing flavor!)
Oatmeal Raisin cookies-- so soft and moist and tasty! The chewy raisins add a touch of natural sweetness to an already delicious cookie. I recommend checking out these individually wrapped cookies for the perfect grab-and-go treat!

Have I convinced you to checkout Wow Baking Company yet?! I recently found them for sale at my local Target. (Imagine my happy face when I first laid eyes on them there!) Here is a link to their website!  http://www.wowbaking.<http://www.wowbaking.com/>

How about you?! Do you like cookies as much as I do? What are YOUR favorite gluten free varieties?

 
 
Oatmeal for breakfast?! -Check! 
A pantry full of quinoa and lentils?! -Of course! 
A fridge stocked with fresh fruits and vibrant veggies?! -Definitely! 

Eating healthy has become a lifestyle for me, something I'm truly passionate about. I eat to be the best I can be. I love the way 'nourishing gnoshing' keeps hunger at bay and gives me the energy I need to tackle the day! Sometimes people see eating healthy as boring, and I'm here to tell ya, it's anything but! Eating healthy does not mean bland chicken, egg whites and tasteless veggies. If eating healthy makes you happy (which it does!) then eating healthy must be fun!

Healthy food is FUN! It's fresh and filling, nutritious and delicious... So for today's 'Monday's Motivation' I want to encourage you to embrace HAPPY EATING! What do I mean by that?! Well, 'happy eating' is approaching each day as a new and exciting opportunity to nourish your body! The benefits of a healthy diet are seemingly endless, but you can't force yourself to eat healthy for the rest of your life unless you truly enjoy it! Here are 5 simple ways to make your diet a little more happy, healthy and fun!
  • Start with a tasty breakfast- I LOVE BREAKFAST! I'm not gonna lie, brekkie is my favorite meal of the day! From savory eggs to crunchy gluten free toast with creamy PB2 and sweet honey! Old fashioned oatmeal with some dried figs and a scoop of almond butter. Healthy Greek yogurt topped with nutty granola and sweet strawberries... So many options! Don't just wolf down a 'grab-n-go' bar, try to sit down and enjoy a good meal! That'll make you happy! 
  • Eat 'Good Mood Foods'- Certain foods are better for your brain than others. In fact, the foods you eat can make or break your mood. Enjoy some awesome avocados, beautiful bananas, cheerful cherries, wonderful walnuts, and (my all-time fave) dark chocolate! Dark chocolate actually helps to create a feeling of well-being as soon as you eat it! Dark chocolate (the darker the better) improves cognitive function, releases endorphins, and boosts serotonin levels. Need I say more??
  • Mix it up- If you eat the same food every single day, you're bound to get bored. There are so many healthy options out there... be sure to mix up your diet with fresh herbs, seasonal spices and various fruits and veggies. Keep it colorful! A varied diet helps ensure you're covering all your bases when it comes to nutritional requirements and it keeps your taste buds from falling asleep. "Variety is the spice of life", right?
  • Add veggies- Ordering a sammie and chips at lunch? Swap those chips out for some crunchy baby carrots and hummus instead. Seriously craving a hamburger?! Go for it! ...just pair it with a side salad instead of fries. 'Baby steps' my friends! You'll still get to enjoy your yummy sandwich or burger but you'll be saving hundreds of calories, excess fat and sodium. Your body will thank you... your skin, your heart AND your waistline!
  • Eat dessert!- My favorite thing about a healthy diet?! It doesn't mean deprivation! Everyone who knows me knows I'm obsessed with 'healthy eats' and I regularly get asked if I "miss the good stuff" like desserts. People don't realize that I still treat myself... everyday! Sure, it's usually with super dark chocolate or a vegan health bar, but for me, that's a treat! The healthier you get, the more your cravings change and you'll soon realize that dark chocolate is SO much more satisfying than the milky stuff!

So, eat healthy AND eat happy. Focus on what you CAN enjoy and not what you CAN'T. Be thankful for all the healthy options out there. Go ahead... your body will thank you!

How about you? Is your diet a happy one?!
 
 
Ohhh... gluten, glorious gluten! 

Going 'gluten free' is not a walk in the park! It means asking questions and making excuses for why you cannot eat that "healthy" slice of whole wheat bread or a small serving of Chinese food. It means explaining yourself to impatient waiters and decoding mysterious menus at restaurants. Going gluten free means reading labels on everything! And it's listening to the grumbles of your rumbly hungry tummy when you're out about and can't find anything to eat. I've been gluten free for just over two years now. After all the scrutinizing, sacrificing and substituting, I guess you could say I consider myself a bit of an expert! 

You see, the key to being gluten free (or vegan, dairy-free, soy free, paleo, or any challenging diet for that matter) is being prepared. Packing snacks is ESSENTIAL! This past month I've done a bit of traveling. I recently spent a week visiting my old college, a long weekend in NYC with my cousin, and a weekend with two of my high school friends in Boston. I was away from home and I didn't have the kitchen full of food that I'm accustomed to. But don't worry, thanks to some help from my tasty snacks, I was able to fill my tummy and energize my body so that I could enjoy my travels without stressing about what I was going to eat!
Here's a snap-shot of some of the things I brought with me last weekend when I went to Boston! Clearly, I don't like going hungry and I don't like spending 'top-dollar' for 'on-demand' gourmet snacks. Fortunately, the friend I stayed with had a mini-fridge in her dorm! 

Today for 'Food Review Friday' I want to share some of the best gluten free, on-the-go eats that make going gluten free not only easy, but also healthy, tasty, and FUN!!
Crackers. When you go gluten-free, crackers become their own food group! I mean they're easy, healthy and a great source of whole grains (which can be hard to come by on a g.free diet). My fave crackers?! R.W. Garcia! (http://www.rwgarcia.com/) Their motto? “At RW Garcia, we’re changing the way people snack with a simple philosophy, great tasting can be good for you.” I like that! Crunchy, delicious, and oh-so-satisfying, my mum was buying these long before the company sent them to me! My whole family enjoys these tasty crackers! The spinach & garlic, red beet & onion, and carrot & tomato flavors are actually quite savory and distinctive. I love them with hummus, guacamole, or on their own, and my mom enjoys hers with cheese. YUM!
Nutrition Bars. Bars are another staple when it comes to gluten-free snacking. They're easy to tuck into your backpack and munch on between classes. They're simple to stash in your bag or store in your car for on-the-go snacking or as an after dinner sweet treat! Plus, Nutrition Bars satisfy both your taste buds AND your belly. Checkout OATMEGA (http://givebar.com/) for your next bar purchase. They are loaded with grass-fed whey and are naturally low in sugars - these bars are perfect for a sweet little pick me up! I shared some with my sister-in-law and my brother and they loved them! She thought the blueberry flavor tasted just like real blueberries... all of the flavor, none of the gluten!
Rice/ Quinoa. Being gluten free means that many of my carb sources get repetitive... seriously I can't tell you how many sweet potatoes I've eaten over the past few years. I'm not complaining, but IT IS nice to mix it up! Cue Quinoa and Risotto! Delicious, nutritious and gloriously gluten free! DOMO (http://www.domofoods.com/) is 'the place' to go when it comes to quality, quick meals. Being in college and commuting from home means that I can make me own meals, but I don't want to spend hours slaving over the stove! DOMO's Risotto is ready in 20 minutes and their Quinoa in just 15! In fun flavors like chicken, seafood and vegetarian, the options are super versatile! Does it get any better than that?!
Granola. This is for all you 'granola junkies' out there! I mean, granola's SO healthy, right? Wrong. Most granola that you'd pick up from your local supermarket is actually loaded with added sugar, oil and even... gluten! Don't worry my gluten free friends, Boulder Granola's got ya covered!(https://www.bouldergranola.com/) Their granola has less sugar than traditional brands, and it's certified organic, gluten free, and vegan! Their motto? "Unleash your inner hippie!" Okay! This granola is perfect for sprinkling on top of greek yogurt (if you eat dairy) or enjoying with a splash of almond milk (if you don't)! The perfect crunch... Versatile, delicious and very nutritious! 
Travel treats! You guys know I love a little treat! Being gluten free does NOT equal deprivation! It simply means that you have to pay a little more attention to what you munch on. Looking for a little, satisfying treat?! Checkout Betty Lou's! (http://www.bettylousinc.com/). Their Energy Nuts are a a super cute little method to enjoy 'gluten free snacking on-the-go'. My mum ate one of these and was instantly hooked! She said that for the first time, she wished she was gluten free... it was THAT good. And let me be clear guys, my mum eats M&Ms everyday! She's no health nut, but she was NUTS about these! Betty Lou's also makes Organic Candy Bars that are gluten-free and sure to satisfy any serious sweet craving! (I think I've found the perfect Mother's Day gift for MY mother!)

How about you? What are your favorite gluten free snacks? Have you tried any of these?
 
 
Weight loss is HARD. It takes time, effort, planning, and commitment... but the thing about weight loss is that, even though it is difficult, it is totally possible when eating healthy becomes a LIFESTYLE!  I've lost 35 pounds and I've changed my habits dramatically. One thing I now cannot live without?? My VEGGIES!

I seriously rarely go a day without spinach, carrots and sweet potatoes... these are the 'bread and butter' of my existence! Recently I had my wisdom teeth taken out and within 3 days I was my eating salads and baby carrots again! Lucky for me, I healed pretty quickly, but my mum still thought I was crazy! Seriously, I can't live without my greens (and oranges!)

If you ever eat lunch or dinner with me, you'll notice that half my plate is delicately filled with fresh spinach or romaine lettuce. I like to fill half my plate with leafy greens, one fourth with a source of lean protein and the other fourth with a healthy carbohydrate source.  I've been eating this way for SO long now that it seems to happen automatically, even when I go out to eat! This little plan ensures that my meal is balanced and nourishing while providing me with a healthy amount of energy for the rest of the day! Doing this allows me to fill up and stay satisfied without overdoing it.

The benefits of eating more green veggies is endless, but here are just a few things that I love about them:

  •  They pack filling fiber which helps with digestion
  • Their high water content hydrates the skin
  • The antioxidants promote a 'healthy glow'
  • They aid in weight loss and healthy weight maintenance
  • They lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of disease
  • They help to promote healthy eyesight
  • Their plants-based calcium helps to create strong, healthy bones
  • They even help to prevent certain cancers!

Ultimately, leafy greens help to create a healthy, balanced lifestyle! While those around you may be eating extra sugar, fat and calories, your mouth will be busy munching on 'the good stuff'. Your skin, eyes, bones, and tummy will all thank you. And the friends you inspire will thank you, too!

So, if you're looking to eat better and feel your best, I suggest that you add more leafy greens to your diet! Rather than focusing on what you should avoid (processed foods, added sugars, calorie-dense foods, etc.) focus on adding plants to your diet! This way you won't feel deprived... you'll feel healthy and nourished!

How about you?! What are your favorite ways to enjoy your greens?!
 
 
Spring has finally sprung!! Can you believe it? SPRING...April showers, May flowers, green grass, purple pansies, fresh fruits, and a fresh start. It's a new beginning, a time to implement healthy habits, a chance to change, and to try some new fabulous food/ fitness routines to help you look and feel your best!

Today for Monday's Motivation- I want to encourage you to take a new leap and make a positive change for your health! While I'm no fan of doing a complete 180 when it comes to diet and lifestyle, I am all about small little baby steps that together form a healthy, balanced life! So, in honor of Spring time, I challenge you to focus on one change to usher in the new season!

Whether it's trying to drink more water, consume less caffeine, limit processed food, sip more smoothies, eat more salads, or simply take the stairs every chance you get, by focusing on one habit it will easier to yield realistic results. Most 'diets' insist on changing your behavior so drastically that you feel lost (and miserable) just a few days in. This frustration happens pretty quickly, after the initial motivation wears off. But 'willpower' is like a muscle, it has to be used to be useful! If you focus on one change to improve your healthy lifestyle, you'll prevent the stress and confusion that comes from trying to do five things at once!

So I challenge you to change one little thing this month! It may not be as enticing as that 'Detox' that promises clear skin and dramatic weight loss in just a week, but it will be lasting, sustainable and even enjoyable!

How about you?! Are you ready for Spring?! What is YOUR one best healthy suggestion for Spring?

 
 
Coconut oil is a 'super popular' new 'super food' these days, but it's NOT actually new at all! For centuries, people all over the world have used it in their diet and for many other reasons! It may not be new, but I'm kind of obsessed with it! ...and rightfully so. Coconut oil is all the rage when it comes to eating healthy these days. Perfect for vegans, those eating gluten free, people following a Paleo diet, and anyone looking to add a little more 'healthy fat' to their diet. The benefits of including coconut oil in your diet are seemingly endless! Here are just a few:

  • weight loss
  • disease prevention
  • reduced risk for infections
  • hunger reduction
  • lower cholesterol levels

Coconut oil is amazing! But MY favorite uses for coconut oil doesn't involve eating it at all! Sure, I love frying an egg in it in the AM or sautéing up some veggies with it for lunch. But the kitchen is not the only room where I can enjoy it... 


My favorite way to use coconut oil is actually as a beauty product!

Conditioner-
Say what?!! Who knew that this versatile oil could be used on your hair? Yep, that's right... if softer, silky hair is what you're after, try rubbing a teaspoon of coconut oil onto damp hair before going to bed, and wake up to soft, smooth, luscious hair!

Lotion-
Are your hands seriously cracked from all this dry, arctic cold weather we've had? Smear some oil into your hands like lotion! I love mixing coconut oil with a bit of my other body creams to keep my hands feeling oh-so-lovely!

Face wash-
Try washing your face with coconut oil! I do this every night before bed! It leaves my skin feeling soft and supple, but not greasy. To make a beauty mask, simply mix coconut oil with a bit of raw honey, apply to dark spots on your face, and watch as your skin clears up! It's amazing!

Eye makeup remover-
My absolute favorite use for coconut oil is eye makeup remover. I value 'quality makeup' and I consider 'the good stuff' a worthwhile investment. I use Clinique and Lancôme products because I find that they are gentle enough for my sensitive skin. Sure, quality makeup costs a bit more upfront, but I refuse to put junk-makeup on my face! So, after years of removing my eye makeup with liquid makeup remover that often stung my eyes, I was shocked to learn that coconut oil works better than all the rest! Simply dab a small amount onto your palm and rub it around until it's warm and liquid-y, apply this to your eyelids and wipe makeup off with a tissue. The best part is that even if some gets into your eyes... it won't sting! Seriously, give it a try and I guarantee you'll be hooked!

It can be hard to know where to purchase your coconut oil considering there are so many different ones available. That's why I'd suggest you checkout https://www.tresomega.com/! Their coconut oil is cold-pressed, which means that it's processed without high heat or added chemicals, allowing all the nutrients to remain intact! It's GMO and pesticide free, unrefined and one of the purest coconut oils on the market! I'm all about nourishing my body with the highest quality products available and I'm sure you are too! That's why I'd highly recommend checking out Tresomega's Coconut oil!


How about you? Do you love coconut oil as much as I do?! What are your favorite ways to enjoy it?!
 
 
I simply LOVE food! I love my "usual eats" and I love "variety." So, I thought it might be fun to expand my culinary skills and try out a few new different ways of eating. Today I decided to discover what it's like to eat a plants-based vegan diet. (This is something my dad simply can't imagine... he LOVES his meat!) Basically, all the food I ate today came from plant sources and everything I ate was vegan. There are many benefits of a diet such as this... including increased energy, elevated mood, clearer skin and better digestion.

While I often eat plants-based meals and snacks, I do usually have a bit of animal protein each day, even if it's just one egg! I decided to eat like this for a day and see how it felt! Here's what I ate:

Oh how I love sleeping late! This morning I slept in until after 10 am so I didn't end up eating breakfast until around 11:30. Knowing it was so close to lunch time I decided to make myself a light, refreshing little breakfast so that I'd be satisfied for now, but still hungry in a couple hours. I whipped up a delicious green smoothie with frozen mango chunks, banana slices, half of a navel orange, organic spinach and  coconut water... I added some blueberries which I fished out with a spoon!!

For lunch I had a fresh apple, a serving of red lentils, a sweet potato and carrots with black bean hummus! Yummy, filling and totally plants-based! I was feeling good! This isn't too bad!

You guys know I love my treats! In the afternoon I sipped on some decaf coffee with almond milk and a little 'dessert plate' with 3 mini Raw Vegan Coconut Macaroons and 4 small squares of 85% dark chocolate! Yummy and oh-so-satisfying!
I decided to make a plants-based dinner that my whole family would enjoy! I cooked a spaghetti squash and made an Indian Curry dish! I used chickpeas, cauliflower and baked potatoes! I added a jar of Indian Simmer Sauce from Trader Joe's! Yum! I paired this with some carrots, black bean hummus and a light garden salad which I dressed with apple cider vinegar. I also enjoyed a fresh fruit salad as a side.
For dessert after dinner I had a little bit of dark chocolate with PB2, two of those mini Raw Macaroons, and a little more decaf with almond milk!

Before bed I found myself a little hungry again, so I snacked on some apple slices with PB2 for a sweet crunchy protein snack! 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away!'

Well, that was my day of plants-based vegan eats! I have to say, the food was delicious and not all that different from what I usually eat, but I did find myself waking up hungry in the middle of the night... even though I enjoyed that bedtime snack! I wonder if my body missed the usual protein it gets from meat. Or maybe my mind was missing it. For now I think I'll stick with my 'mostly-plants-based' diet and enjoy eggs/ meat in moderation every now and again, and maybe eventually eat vegan... either way it was fun trying this little experiment! I think there are definitely pros to eating a vegan diet... but for right now, I'm fine with the occasional meat and eggs!

How about you?! Have you ever tried a new way of eating just for fun?! What was your experience?!

 
 
"Mexican food is so full of color, life and music, it's like a piñata exploding in your mouth."   -Kate McLennan

For the past month or so, I've been enjoying a 'dairy free lifestyle'. Okay, maybe "enjoying" is a bit of an exaggeration. Actually, eating dairy free has been a challenge, but I'm making it work! I've eaten a gluten-free diet for the past 2 years, so I know all the tips and tricks to living a balanced lifestyle on an inherently restrictive diet. It's not easy, but my tummy thanks me. So, in case you've been toying with the idea of giving up dairy, but you can't begin to imagine a life without cheese- I have a substitute that you just may love! I'm not talking about fake rubbery dairy-free cheeses... I'm talking creamy deliciousness... naturally!! I'm talking AVOCADO!

Okay, I get it... it can be hard to equate avocado with cheese at first, but let me explain! Spreading some creamy savory avocado on to a sandwich in place of cheese can give your sammie a nice rich texture without weighing it down. I love adding it to a little panini with some tasty ham! Delicious!

Ingredients:
  • canned chicken
  • fresh salsa
  • creamy guacamole
  • Corn tortillas

Directions:

  • Mix canned chicken with salsa to create chicken salad
  • Spread 'guac' on tortillas
  • Cover tortillas with salsa chicken salad
  • Roll up and enjoy!
This is seriously the best little Mexican lunch ever! So quick, easy, nourishing and delicious! It's light and refreshing and satisfying! Try it... I hope you like it!
 
 
"He is not here; He has risen, just as He said." - Matthew 28:6

It's that time of year again! ...Just check out all the blogs posting recipes for cute little pastel colored cupcakes and rice crispy treat bunnies with jelly bean eggs. Walk down the aisles at Target and check out the shelves stocked with brightly colored marshmallow Peeps, more varieties of chocolate candy than you can count, and adorable plastic Easter baskets-- just waiting to be filled by eager Easter Bunny moms and dads. Spring has Sprung and Easter is on its way! But what is the fuss really all about??

Don't get me wrong, I just love Easter! It's a special time to spend with cousins and grandparents and eat some tasty baked ham with green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, and those cute little jello eggs. All these treats and traditions are lots of fun, but the best and most important reason I love Easter is because of what Easter really means.

Easter has become synonymous with chocolates and bunnies, but it's SO much more than that! We are NOT perfect people. Romans 3:23 tells us, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." And God is a fair and just God-- He can't allow sin to go unpunished. But God is also full of mercy and grace. He sent His son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross as the ultimate sacrifice to pay for our sins. John 3:16 reminds us, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."

Jesus wasn't just some 'preacher' or 'a really good man'. He is the Son of God who died to pay our debt, so that we can know Him and love Him and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. This is why Good Friday is so good. Jesus conquered death and rose again on the third day! His resurrection shows His power... power that can be ours if we accept Him as our personal Lord and Savior!

And THAT, my friends, is why I love this holiday. Happy Easter!

 
 
Welcome to another round of 'Food Selfies!'  Just a few pictures of me with some of my fave foods!

I absolutely love 'food selfies' (yes, I realize they're not technically selfies... but that's just semantics!) These pictures help me remember the yummy food I ate, and the fun memories around it! Take the picture above for example, it was taken just the other day at one of my best friends 22nd birthday dinner! Us girls got all dressed up and went out to a cute local restaurant. We shared laughs, memories and stories as we gathered around the dinner table. It was a time to celebrate good food and great friends!

After relieving the fun memories of that night I decided to compile a few old pictures of me and some of my favorite eats! It sure was a walk down memory lane seeing as one of these photos was taken over 4 years ago! (Bet ya can't guess which one!)
Hello Healthy Breakfast! This was such a tasty meal (above)!! A freshly made smoothie, grapes, some cheese for protein and a 'made by mom' homemade gluten free muffin! At the time I was still eating dairy and the protein in the cheese helped to curb my hunger and keep me satisfied for a day of walking in Montreal (where I was at the time this picture was taken)! The smoothie was from a cute little local vendor and was made with fresh mango! And the homemade muffins?? My mum packed them... they just made me feel loved!! 
Talk about a seasonal salad!  This was a fall special from Longhorn Steakhouse!  Apples and pecans made these ordinary greens a special treat!  Apples provide fiber and vitamin C.  And pecans are actually good for your tummy, your heart, and your teeth and bones. Throw back to the fall!
Ahhh!  Here's another throw back!  Nothing says summertime like a freshly made smoothie!  YUM!  This smoothie was mango flavored (my fave)!  I was working at a Christian Family camp and I loved sharing my 'smoothie love' with my fellow staffers. You could say I started a bit of a trend!  Fruit smoothies provide you with lots of essential vitamins and minerals.  The fiber in the fruit helps slow digestion and may help control blood sugar and lower cholesterol.  Talk about refreshing AND nutritious!
Moe's!!  Such a win!  Always a good meal!  I love to go to my local Moe's!  After a fresh, tasty and healthy meal made up of marvelous Mexican fare (brown or white rice, black and red beans, peppers, onions, tomatoes, guacamole, and salsa) I have all the energy I need to hit up the shops!  Such a fun way to spend the afternoon!
Green smoothies?! I'm all about that life! As the weather is finally beginning to warm up (slowly but surely) I foresee lots of green smoothies in my future! They provide you with a lasting source of energy and they are very low in calories. They are easy to digest and they keep you hydrated. Just the other day I made a fresh green smoothie with frozen mango, banana chunks, orange slices, coconut water and organic spinach! YUM!
I LOVE froyo cafes! I simply adore all the cute little places that have popped up over the past few years. I get to decide exactly how much I want to eat and just what I want to include in my lovely dessert! If you're avoiding dairy like me, some Froyo places offer delicious dairy-free sorbets! Be sure to opt for toppings that taste great, but don't undo all the good you're doing for your body. Try strawberries, blueberries, bananas, mango, kiwi, carob chips, and almonds, You can pass on the oreos, peanut brittle, and sugary cereal.  Froyo places have so many fun and healthy options! ...and as you all know, I love my healthy sweets!!

How about you? Do you take 'food selfies'? What is your favorite treat?!