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It’s no secret that diet, exercise and fitness are very important to me. It’s truly the whole reason for this blog. I love being creative in the kitchen and playing around with my ingredients, certainly. But more than that, I love knowing that my recipes are helping those of you on a weight-loss or health journey find your love of food again. Because food is fuel, but it’s also happiness and comfort. A healthy diet shouldn’t be about deprivation because that inevitably leads to failure. We are so much more likely to succeed when we love what we eat. So it’s no wonder that, when asked looking for examples of kindness and generosity, a story about paying it forward with health really resonated with me. A blogger friend of mine, Maria, also runs a nutritional consulting business and has changed the lives of many of her clients. She has helped people with numerous illnesses and health problems find their way back to full health through diet and exercise. But naturally, as this is Maria’s livelihood, the consulting sessions aren’t cheap. She is dedicated to her clients and I am sure she would love to help everyone for free, but that’s simply not realistic. However, one of her clients had such success with the dietary changes Maria prescribed that she decided to take it upon herself to share with 10 strangers. She agreed to pay for a consultation with Maria for 10 people who couldn’t afford it for themselves, no strings attached. Now that’s paying it forward! And in a way that will presumably help these 10 strangers for years to come, as they will be armed with nutritional know-how to keep themselves in better health. It’s such a beautiful gift. And in the spirit of gratitude and kindness, I want to take this moment to thank all of you who reach out to me and tell me how much you love my recipes. Some of you have shared your personal stories, and many of you have struggled with your weight, diabetes and other major health concerns. Hearing from you and knowing you find my recipes helpful in achieving and maintaining a healthier lifestyle is what keeps me going, every day. I love doing what I do, because I love cooking and I love food. But I especially love knowing that it’s bigger than that, that it actually touches people’s lives and makes them better. I promise I will keep sharing with you. Don’t ever stop sharing with me.
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Cinnamon Crunch Cereal and Paying It Forward
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup golden flax seed meal
- 1/3 cup Swerve Sweetener
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 8 tbsp butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
Cinnamon Sugar Topping
- 2 tbsp Swerve Sweetener
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 300F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a food processor, combine almond flour, flax seed meal, sweetener and cinnamon. Pulse a few times to combine.
- Scatter butter pieces over mixture and pulse until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- Spread on prepared pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. While baking, combine sweetener and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle over mixture immediately after removing from oven.
- Let cool completely on pan (it will crisp up as it cools) and then break into small pieces.
Serves 6. Each serving has 7 g of carbs and 5 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 2 g.
284 Calories; 28g Fat (82.2% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 41mg Cholesterol; 156mg Sodium.