I’ve been writing “healthy” recipes for the AMCC blog for several years now, recipes that I call “sugar-free” such as:
Sugar Free Muffins
No Sugar- Soft Apple Cake
No Sugar Coco Balls for Winter
I would like one day to be able to choose as a title: Banana Cake or Macademia Cookies, without having to add “sugar free” in the title. I dream of the day when this will be the norm (again!), when people will be able to cope without this poison which wreaks havoc, both with diabetes and with all other diseases of the century. You really have to look for, and also find in yourself the strength to make recipes that will please the family without causing damage to their teeth, stomach or blood. Oh the times!
Of course, modern food still has a lot of enemies, such as poor quality oils, excess salt, and so on. You have to be really on your guard at all times not to fall into one of the traps of consumption: the “food” companies would be too happy! Doctors too, by the way, who make a lot of money on cholesterol-lowering prescriptions and other chronic illnesses caused by low-quality diet. Now, we cannot generalize, there are doctors who (still today it seems to me) are concerned about their patients. After all “First, do not harm”, right?
I had to find you another “sugar free / healthy” recipe for this month but I want to tell you this: you can re-invent yourself! You can create recipes from nature’s foods that will work for you and your family, and no one is going to die! White sugar is not inevitable, we can ignore it, sulk it and it will not come to take revenge! (He has other fish to fry) So do me a favor and throw your packets of processed sugar out the window, and while you’re at it your table salt isn’t any better for your health! (Pink Himalayan salt is recommended for the mineral supplements it contains, and above all, the absence of chemicals)
I’ve given you tons of leads already in this blog, under the Recipe tab – but it’s mostly cakes and cookies, because that’s where the bad inclination prompts us to put “a little sugar, come on now!”. It is simply replaced by honey or apple concentrate, or natural Stevia. There is enough sugar in nature to make us happy! You won’t feel a lack, except maybe at the beginning because of the addictive effect it causes.
Then you have to remember the main dishes to integrate without fail in your daily life: soups made from vegetables (yes yes!), Where you can add barley for consistency. I made a soup this week from sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, red peppers and tomatoes – the kids (ages 1, 3, 6, 8) have all tasted! It takes a little while to get them used to healthy things, but after that it’s all … natural! When they receive “trash” food from school or elsewhere, they are sick … they have lost the habit of poison endlessly in their bodies. White pasta, full couscous, ordinary bread you buy at the grocery store and even milk … it’s not food anymore! There have been so many transformations, it amazes me that our children themselves do not transform! Moreover, it is well known that a child who regularly eats sugar (and between yogurts, jams, bread and pasta, we have the majority of our toddlers), there are the following side effects:
- memory problems
- poor concentration
- reduced cognitive performance
- lack of energy and fatigue
- endless appetite
I would like to believe that by writing for the Alternative Medicine College’s blog, I am speaking to informed people, who do not consume any of the obvious danger products mentioned in this article. But practice tells me otherwise: many of us would like so much to be able to quit but … but … there are twenty thousand reasons that push us to consume junk: the millions invested by the marketing departments that have every interest in making you believe it’s good for you, your mood, ect. Besides, everyone around us is doing it, so why want to be any different? What will I give to my children, the poor, without treats, what will become of them?
There is no choice, faced with the current threat: you have to do everything at home. Yesterday evening we had to celebrate a great occasion, and I prepared a wholemeal flour pizza, the tomato sauce was the above-mentioned soup (nobody saw anything), with red peppers, tomatoes, corn for color, a little turkey meat (lean) to emphasize. Accompaniment: steamed / oven-cooked sweet potato fries for dessert (even if we were no longer hungry at this point): date almond balls. Everyone feasted. I’m not saying this to tell you about myself but to tell you that we can prepare everything at home, with healthy foods and of course from there there is always room for improvement: invest in a juice machine , to make your own juices (fruit juices from the grocery store are not juices, beware! Who wants to drink boiled orange juice?)
And as you move along this journey, you have to learn some more. Our courses are perfect for that. They contain a wealth of organized information. Resources to supplement your research (it’s a passion- nutrition, there’s always room for new discoveries) and a database of questions and answers from our past students – all kinds of questions you ask yourself are answered by our professional tutors.
I am thinking in particular of courses # 142 Nutrition Basics and # 231 Health Education, or # 343 Metabolism and Nutrition. Pick one and see for yourself!
I leave you with two recipe ideas: for a bulgur / vegetables casserole (on the right) and another for a mixed salad (on the left). We find in the last:
-cucumbers, tomatoes, Alfalfa sprouts, mixture of seeds, a few pieces of mushrooms and parsley. Lemon and olive oil.
For the bulgur recipe, simply add cooked onions, peppers, chickpeas and a zucchini. All washed down with a little olive oil.
These habits that you are adopting now will quickly become second nature, and for all the jealous people around you who would like so much to be able to stop but find excuses and try to discourage you: too bad! On your side you are advancing towards the light, nothing can be done if the others are stubborn in the dark!
Enjoy your trip on healthy living lane and thank goodness you’re free!
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