Started my day off with some yoga per my usual morning ritual and ended my morning making Chocolate Chip Almond-Oat Flour Pancakes with glazed peaches and reading some film scripts in bed. Who knew peaches and chocolate chips would make such a good combo. I will be posting the recipe for the sugar-free glazed peaches later, so keep an eye out for it. The recipe for the Almond-Oat Flour Pancakes is already up. It’s a great clean alternative to gluten-free pancakes, packed with protein, and good for anyone wanting to stay fit without the guilt of carbing up. Just click the link and feel free to share via Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, Google +, etc. by using the bottom buttons below. Don’t forget to submit to be in next month’s Blogger Spotlight. Hope you’re having a peachy Sunday.
Reading scripts & breakfast in bed
Enjoy Life Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chips
When I was younger, my mother swore that I was allergic to chocolate. I’d break out into hives and it just wasn’t pretty, so she banned me from eating any form of it. No Halloween candy as a kid. It was a rough life. As I got older, the hives stopped coming and I started feeding my chocolate indulgence again. Life was great and I couldn’t be happier until a year ago the hives returned. I chalked it up to other things I was eating, mainly because I was in denial. Not being able to eat chocolate might as well mean not living, right?
So before I went into full panic attack mode in fetal position and started crying,I asked my nutritionist at the time to test me for Cocoa on my MRT (Mediator Release Test). The results came back and showed I WASN’T ALLERGIC!
Green: Non-reactive Yellow: Moderately Reactive Red: Reactive
So I naturally did what anyone would do, I went to town and bought CHOCOLATE.
And then of course the next day, I broke out again. I felt betrayed. Were my test results wrong?
I looked at the back of the packaging on all my chocolate bars and realized all the added fillers like SOY, which I’m highly allergic to, and other weird things I couldn’t pronounce were on the ingredients list. So I hadn’t been eating real chocolate this whole time, I felt duped by the chocolate companies, and a little relieved. And it turns out after buying organic choclate, things were alright after that. The End.
Moral of the story is that if something isn’t working out for you, try to find another solution. There’s always another way around. If you feel like your skin wreaks havoc after eating chocolate, maybe try picking up the organic kind. These are some of my favorites:
Tastes just like a CRUNCH bar
This post is a part of The Daily Post Daily Prompt: Happy Endings
Oh yes this is happening right now.
I could go into detail about this cold piece of heaven but then I’d get ice cream all over myself and my keyboard, so I’ll save myself the mess and link to the site, which I do here. TGIF!
If you’re looking to indulge your sweet tooth on some chocolate without all the artificial by-products found in your typical s̶n̶a̶c̶k̶ junk food isle, I’ve found the answer to your prayers. Ring the gong, release the doves and Enjoy Life! No literally. This amazing company not only makes different varieties of chocolate bars (dark chocolate, rice crisp) but they also have a whole line of Non-GMO snack foods.
Their products are free of the 8 most common allergens:
– wheat – peanuts – egg -fish – dairy – tree nuts – soy – shellfish
They even exclude casein, potato, sesame, and sulfites too for those of you who are sensitive to them.
Can I just say how hard it is to find chocolate chips to bake with in your typical grocery store without soy? Even the dairy I can understand being in chocolate chips, but SOY?! That shouldn’t even belong in there except for being used as a filler. They should be called soy chips with chocolate flavoring. Ok I’ll stop with the rant, but you get what I mean.
Of Enjoy Life’s products so far I’ve had all their candy which I LOVE, their Chocolate Chip Cookies which weren’t bad but I prefer homemade(recipe soon to come), and their Cocoa Loco, which I wasn’t too fond of, but I can’t wait to try their granola bars. So check them out and hope you Enjoy Life!