avocado chocolate pudding

Little Swift - part 3

TAYLOR POV

“Happy Birthday my darling!” Andrea said, opening the door and immediately picking up Maisie and peppering her face with kisses, making Maisie giggle.

“Thank you, Nana!!” Maisie said as Andrea stopped kissing her, kissing her grandmother’s cheek back.

“Come on in…. Grandpa just went to get something from the garage.” Mom said, looking at me and winking.

For her birthday, my parents had bought Maisie a bike. It was purple and had a little basket. She had been eyeing up other kids bikes at the park and I knew my parents wanted to get her something she would really use. My birthday present for her was a ticket to a Disney on ice show the next month.

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Chocolate Pudding

Yes, avocado’s technically a fruit, but it’s generally used in a savory fashion, and its eerie color and amorphous texture put it on many a picky eater’s blacklist. Take your healthy snack with a side of chocolate — or your chocolate with a secret smidge of green.

3 avocados
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
¼ cup raw honey [Vegan edit: ½ mashed banana or ¼ cup applesauce]
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Sea salt

1. Puree avocados, cocoa powder, honey, and vanilla in a food processor until smooth. Sprinkle pudding with salt before serving.

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anonymous asked:

how do i cut out the unhealthy foods in my life? i told myself i would eat healthy today and i started off really great and then it all fell apart and i had a bunch of nutella and caramel corn

I get this question a lot. Whether you like to snack after dinner, can’t stop yourself reaching for the biscuits at work, or just love a soda with your food - you are not alone.

Many people advise that if you are tempted by something, don’t have it in the house, but what if you’re not in control of what’s in the house?

It’s all about discipline. You need to decide what you want, the short term or long term satisfaction. That drive has to come from you.

Some tips to help you get there: try to picture food as what it can do for you, what nutrients it can provide you, and how you will feel afterwards. If you associate chocolate with 45g of saturated fat per 100g, and with how you feel afterwards, then you might feel stronger in turning it down.

You can also fill up on what you have for dinner to avoid late night snacking. Fruit and vegetables take up more space per calorie than meat or carbs.

This brings me to other things you can have instead of chocolate/ice cream/doughnuts/soda if you simply must have something. Fresh fruit like a banana or some strawberries. Dried fruit like apricots and dates. Small amounts of nuts like pistachios and cashews. Skinny popcorn is great too.

Healthy Treat Recipes:

Try switching to these healthy treats first and then gradually weening yourself completely off eating when you’re not hungry. If you know you’re just craving food because you’re bored then try herbal tea instead, there are so many flavours to choose from, it fills you up with liquid, and it gives you something to do with your hands while you’re watching TV or whatever.

anonymous asked:

I keep binging on ice cream and sweets. I'm on a diet and I usually start the day good but after lunch I just crave the ice cream and I don't know how to stop. Help?

Whether you like to snack after dinner, can’t stop yourself reaching for the biscuits at work, or just love a soda with your food - you are not alone.

Many people advise that if you are tempted by something, don’t have it in the house, but what if you’re not in control of what’s in the house?

It’s all about discipline. You need to decide what you want, the short term or long term satisfaction. That drive has to come from you.

Some tips to help you get there: try to picture food as what it can do for you, what nutrients it can provide you, and how you will feel afterwards. If you associate chocolate with 45g of saturated fat per 100g, and with how you feel afterwards, then you might feel stronger in turning it down.

You can also fill up on what you have for dinner to avoid late night snacking. Fruit and vegetables take up more space per calorie than meat or carbs.

This brings me to other things you can have instead of chocolate/ice cream/doughnuts/soda if you simply must have something. Fresh fruit like a banana or some strawberries. Dried fruit like apricots and dates. Small amounts of nuts like pistachios and cashews. Skinny popcorn is great too.

Fruit Treat Recipes:

Other Healthy Treat Recipes:

Try switching to these healthy treats first and then gradually weening yourself completely off eating when you’re not hungry. If you know you’re just craving food because you’re bored then try herbal tea instead, there are so many flavours to choose from, it fills you up with liquid, and it gives you something to do with your hands while you’re watching TV or whatever.