Hello, my dear friends! Happy, healthy fall! 😀 I’m back to blogging and teaching, and it feels great. I’m taking it one step at a time and enjoying my hours spent at work. It’s late, baby is safely in her crib, and I have good time to think. Things have been getting better and better diet-wise for me, and I’ve been able to eliminate all meat except seafood for over a week. I love it! I feel MUCH lighter and generally better all over. It’s funny, but I think that all of the antibiotics found in meat were really messing up my hormones! I’m taking it easy with plenty of veggies, fruit, and soy-based foods. Honestly, I don’t even miss it; this new way of eating feels SO much more “me.”
Halloween is upon us, so I made some treats for my snacks for fun! Since I’ve never done a food blog post before and I’m VERY sleepy, I’m keeping it simple with a popular childhood recipe!
Ants on a Log:
This is one of my favorites, especially since it only requires three ingredients!
Gather organic celery, raisins, and coconut peanut butter. Why organic celery? Celery has a very thin, almost non-existent, skin, which soaks up pesticides very easily. Therefore, it is a good idea to buy organic celery, which contains none of these harmful substances.
Wash celery and chop off both tops and ends.
Spread a generous amount of peanut butter on each stalk, and top with your raisin “ants!” This is a great way to get kids in the kitchen! I love that there’s so much protein in this snack, and it helps to satisfy the junk food craving since it is very crunchy! Drizzle a little bit of honey over the finished product if you wish for even more flavor.
I’ll try to have more recipes up tomorrow. I am absolutely BEYOND sleepy and am going to finish sipping my tea and relaxing after a ballet workout. It is such a joy to have your readership, and I appreciate your patience as I resume my blogging! Until next time.