Sadly, I grew up with the habit of having a little something sweet after I eat a meal. It just doesn’t feel complete unless I grab something to override the aftertaste of dinner, no matter how delicious it was.
Could I train my palate and exercise great self-discipline to make that habit disappear?
Is it much more fun to grab a piece of dark chocolate or make a mostly nourishing dessert that I feel good about offering to my kids (who seem to have developed the same habit already)?
I’ve come a long way since some of the sweet-tooth addictions of my adolescent and young adult years, mostly in a mind-over-matter battle that I generally win. It’s all about having the knowledge – like the 7 reasons white sugar is bad for you in this handy, highly sharable printable I think you should download today:
If you can’t see the PDF above, click HERE to print or download.
The printable is a good little reminder about why you don’t want to overload on refined sugars (or perhaps consume them at all), plus a quick explanation of the difference between cane and beet sugars.
Maybe this one page will be a conversation-starter between you and a spouse, a family member, or a dear friend who could use some education so they can make better choices on their own. I hope it helps you!
Can I Still Have Dessert?
Just because sugar is bad for you doesn’t mean life with desserts is over. There are plenty of natural ways to sweeten up a treat, both actual sweeteners and with fruit alone.
With good healthy fats and some nourishing ingredients, you can make a fun dessert or treat that hardly even registers on the “compromise” meter.
This eBook features over 40 “bloggers’ best” recipes for your culinary enjoyment…
With special thanks to Pat of Heal Thyself and Aubrey of Homegrown and Healthy, who organized the monumental task of collating hundreds of pieces of information and coordinating the editing process, and to Starlene of GAPS Diet Journey and Vivian of The Real Food Guide for their talents in formatting and designing, the bloggers of the Community Cookbooks group present…
From the group that created the popular Winter Soups eBook (sold over 1,000 in its first month!), this collection includes an amazing assortment of treats:
- 41 Delicious Naturally Sweetened Treats (many fitting for either snacktime or dessert, some ideal even for breakfast!)
- Made with 100% Real Food Ingredients, No Refined Sugars
- Beautiful Color Photos and Print-Ready Pages
- Full Recipe Index Included
- All but FIVE Recipes are Grain-free and 3 more are also Gluten-free (if you’re not sensitive to oats)!
- 27 Paleo friendly Recipes
- 30 Dairy-free Recipes (+ 5 more could be with easy subs)
- 19 GAPS Friendly (+ more with simple sub of honey for maple syrup)
- About 1/4 of the recipes are sweetened ONLY with fruit, no additional sweetener of any kind
- 103 pages
- All made from scratch with no junk or fillers added!!
- PLUS a free bonus printable when you buy at Kitchen Stewardship®! (details below)
- Money-back guarantee
This is an eBook only; nothing will come in the mail.
Special KS Bonus!
All the participating authors are selling the book, but if you purchase here, you also get a 50% off coupon for Smart Sweets, another eBook, plus a bonus printable to help you navigate the book – if you’re looking for recipes to fit a certain need, find it with my “Perfect Recipe for You” printable, which lists the treats sweetened only with fruit, high protein nutty treats, recipes that require no heating (many fit the “raw foods” description), and those made with coconut milk, in case you buy a can and never quite know what to do with it.
Naturally Sweetened Treats eBook: Community Cookbooks
price: $9.97 103 pages
This is a digital product only; nothing will come in the mail.
What’s in Naturally Sweetened Treats, the eBook?
Here’s the full table of contents (click to view larger):
Recipe categories include:
- 8 Balls & Bar recipes
- 7 Cakes & Pie recipes
- 8 Chocolate recipes
- 4 Cookie recipes
- 7 Fruity recipes
- 7 Ice Cream recipes
What has impressed me the most about this collection, which is truly the best each blogger has to offer, is the focus on reducing sweets, increasing healthy fats, and especially reducing grains.
Many recipes include coconut flour and nearly the entire book is gluten-free, although that wasn’t even the intent we started out with. All these blogging mavens clearly understand that mixing sugars with grains intensifies their negative impact…How cool is that? And the beauty…oh! I’m salivating:
You can view this book on your computer, mobile device, or email it to your Kindle or Nook, and you can also print individual recipes as you wish, either directly from the PDF with the photo, or copy the text into a document and delete the photo to save ink.
This is an eBook only; nothing will come in the mail.
Any questions about the book, please ask in the comments and I’ll answer for you!
NOTE: Since I know the feeling of not being able to thumb through a book before I buy it, I’m happy to offer a satisfaction guarantee: If you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, including that you can’t figure out how to get it onto your device or that dietary restrictions make too many recipes impossible for you, simply email for a full refund.
If you love collecting great family-friendly recipes, I also have 7 other real food eBooks:
- Healthy Snacks to Go
- The Everything Beans Book
- Better Than a Box
- The Healthy Lunch Box
- The Healthy Breakfast Book
- Smart Sweets
- The Family Camping Handbook
Contributors to the Treats book:
- Pat of Heal Thyself
- Aubrey of Homegrown and Healthy
- Starlene of GAPS Diet Journey
- Vivian of The Real Food Guide
- Alison of target=”_blank”Healthnutnation
- Amanda of The Curious Coconut
- Amy of Real Food Whole Health
- Beth of Red and Honey
- Carol of Studio Botanica
- Christy of Completely Nourished
- Christy of Whole Foods on a Budget
- Colleen of Five Little Homesteaders
- Denise of Edible Harmony
- Eileen of Wellness and Workouts
- Elise of Healing Cuisine By Elise
- Emily of The Urban Ecolife
- Heather of The Homesteading Hippy
- Jackie of Deductive Seasoning
- Jacquelyn of Little OwlCrunchyMomma
- Jan of The Nerdy Farm Wife
- Jennifer of Hybrid Rasta Mama
- Jill of Real Food Forager
- Jo of Nourishing Time
- Joelle of jarOhoney
- Kelli of Happy Healthnut
- KerryAnn of Intentionally Domestic
- Lauren of Healing and Eating
- Libby of eat.play.love…more
- Libby of Libby Louer
- Lydia of Divine Health From The Inside Out
- Meghan of Just Enjoy Food
- Natalie of Honey, Ghee, & Me
- Sandi of Sandi’s Allergy Free Recipes
- Shannon of All Things Health
- Shanti of Life Made Full
- Shelley of A Harmony Healing
- Sjanett of Paleolland
- Stacy of Paleo Gone Sassy
- Susan of Grow In Grace Farm
- Susan of Learning and Yearning
- Suzanne of Strands of my Life
- Tracy of Oh, The Things We’ll Make!