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~ A Must read if you want to eat Dessert again ~

A Must read if you want to eat Dessert again

So many moms contact me wanting to know what I could recommend as healthy alternatives to sugary treats through the holidays…to keep themselves and their families healthy.

I am so happy to have found, Isabel de los Rios….. she has put into action, what I have been living for years; a program for busy moms wanting to live a life that is healthy without denying themselves any of the enjoyment of making, eating and serving tasty meals and treats. ~ Mona

The excitement is in the air!  Yes, many people are excited for the upcoming holiday season, but what I’m talking about is the excitement around the new recipe book we are creating together in Beyond Diet.

If you missed last week’s newsletter, I announced that all of us (yes, that includes you) will be creating a healthy recipe book filled with “Isabel approved” delicious desserts.  This recipe book will help you get through the holiday season without feeling deprived of your sweet treats.  The best news is that you will get access to it online at no cost to you (now that’s pretty sweet, right?)

Thank you so much to those who have already submitted their wonderful recipes.  It looks like I’m going to be busy in the kitchen for quite a while!

For those of you who can’t imagine how you can make a tasty dessert that’s delicious and healthy at the same time, I’ve got several easy suggestions and ingredients substitutions for you today that will make your dessert creations “Isabel approved”.

Coconut flour and Almond Meal/Flour.

I’ve successfully used coconut flour or almond flour/meal instead of white flour or whole wheat flour in many cake, cookie and bread recipes (my son is a huge fan of the banana bread recipe below).  I have found both of these flours at most supermarkets and have also ordered them online (>> Almond Meal and >> Coconut flour)

>> Banana Nut Bread made with Almond Flour

Baking Stevia

Most desserts contain an incredibly high amount of sugar, which makes them really unhealthy and not a good addition to your fat loss plan.  That is where baking stevia comes to the rescue.  For every 2 cups of sugar in a recipe, you can replace it with 1 cup of Steviva Blend , without all those grams of sugar.

>> Almond Cookies sweetened with Baking Stevia

Coconut Milk instead of Cow’s Milk

Just because you’re trying to stay away from dairy doesn’t mean you have to miss out on ice cream and other “creamy” desserts.  Organic coconut milk works great as a substitution for cow’s milk and many times tastes even better!

>> Easy to Make Coconut Milk Ice Cream

>> Coconut Whipped Cream <– Isabel’s personal favorite!

Isabel de los Rios

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Mona McClelland

the “Happy Mom Mentor”

Teaching Busy Professional Moms ( and curious dads)

How to Find & Live the Life that You Love!