Saturday is my day to lolly-gag. I went to Zumba; strolled the aisles of the mall, thrifted at Frenchies and picked up groceries, all at a very leisurely pace. I bought myself some tulips -- not something I do very often. But they spoke of spring and added such color and life to my living room later as I lolly-gagged on the couch reading my book.
We had a family dinner with a new boyfriend (very nice fellow): lasagne, salad and (something not in my diet plan, unfortunately) brownie with ice cream and chocolate sauce. We then worked off our dinner by playing several lively rounds of Phase 10 and Skip-Bo (during which there were spicy potato chips -- also not on my diet plan unfortunately).
Sunday I returned to the straight and narrow: I went to church (and prayed for help with repenting from my unhealthy ways). Then in the afternoon, I did some healthy meal planning and made a treat that I've been wanting to make for months.
These were much easier to make than I'd anticipated (although it took quite a bit of processing.
How do they taste?
Delicious! I fell in love (on my first date ..... & chocolate & nut).
They definitely satisfy my sweet tooth and my chocolate craving. They are gluten free, dairy free, soy free and vegan. They have loads of fibre and many other great nutritional qualities. (10 gms of dates = 23 calories & lots of fiber.) But dates are quite high on the glycemic index, so they must be eaten sparingly if you're on a diet and especially if you have Type 2 diabetes.
Still for me, this is an excellent alternative to reaching for that chocolate bar or store bought cookie. And there are so many variations in how you can make homemade Larabars -- with coconut, peanut butter, cocoa powder, different nuts. If you're interested in these, my recommendation would be to check out Chocolate Covered Katie, the healthy dessert blog (http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/)
Do you have any healthy dessert tricks to share?