One of my favorite things to do (ok, one of my obsessions…) is to take a recipe and make it healthier. It’s a constant circus in my head, thinking about how I can recreate foods I’d love to eat so that they’re gluten-free, refined sugar-free and a little bit better for me.
It stems from years of being overweight and my love of baking. At my biggest, I was 5’ 5” and over 180 pounds. I was miserable inside my body. I would say things like, “I can’t eat chocolate cake. It’ll go right to my hips.” The truth was that the fat on my hips (and elsewhere…) had nothing to do with the one piece of chocolate cake. It was the junk I ate all day long that was causing my body to expand in all directions. I just couldn’t see it back then.
Note: I am a Brand Ambassador for Attune Foods. This post is sponsored by Attune. Truth be told, I loved their products before I started working with them. Their gluten-free, refined sugar-free, GMO-free cornflakes got me through the first several months of my pregnancy when I could rarely stomach anything else. So, you can rest assured that I am sharing my honest opinion of their products.