Vegan peanut butter cups in the making! Omg, if these come out even half as good as the batter tasted, I will share the recipe on my blog. Most homemade peanut butter cup recipes use coconut oil and sugar, and they don't taste very good - with an oily residue. But my recipe calls for dark chocolate and vegan Shakeology as the base, so it's leaps healthier and tastier.
Some people have asked me what I intend to do for Caine for holidays like Valentine's Day, Easter, and Halloween, where candy is marketed and pushed left and right.
My husband and I are helping my son have a love for family, experiences, learning, and nature. With that, our view on holidays is that of appreciating one another and spending time together. That might look like making our own homemade treats and enjoying festive films or visiting our local museum or theatre for a holiday show. Whatever it is, we will form these family traditions and make them the staple of our holidays. A lot of people are way too food obsessed when it comes to holidays. They gorge and binge on food - and unhealthy food at that - and then feel chronically sick and tired. Been there, done that. I choose not to live that way. I have been much happier since shifting my mindset about holidays, and I enjoy them even more now (Go back and look at my Thanksgiving feast post).
In addition to creating treats together, there are many great organic vegan candy companies out now, so Caine will have amazing opportunities to enjoy more delicious, healthier treats that don't have chemicals, preservatives, additives, animal products, and other junk in there.
One company we will eventually try is @hunnybonsweets which makes organic vegan, gluten-free treats near us in NYC. And the packaging is so cute! I can't imagine any child opening one of their boxes on Valentine's Day and not being super happy. Everything looks amazing. Also, my local natural foods market carries vegan jelly beans in bulk and lots of other packaged treats too.
Overall, he will definitely not be missing out on anything, in fact quite the opposite. In my view, he will be living a full and vibrant life.
What a wonderful day for a morning workout! it's been raining for the past 4 days which only makes me want to stay in bed and nap all day, but this morning I got my butt out of bed at 7:30 and sweat it out! I'm feeling great right about now. Going to fuel up with my @designerprotein and get ready for class! It's almost Friyay!!!!
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