Carpe Diem....

A friend of mine recently introduced me to these treats from Real House Mom. She is so good and always trying to find me gluten free treats that when she presented these to me and told me there was peanut butter in them I didn't want to say eh thanks but no...... {see I hate peanut butter, hate the smell, the texture, just NO, never ever did peanut butter, never thought I would} so I very graciously took them thinking J would like them but I've been trying to make some changes to myself lately and open myself up to new things so I decided to give one a try.
Peanut butter, I small step for man a giant leap for Michelle!!!
They are delicious. I ate them all, you wouldn't even know it's in there which is great. I decided to make my own batch yesterday so J could have a try and he loves them too so they will be a new snack in our fridge from now on. Full of fibre and protein, a much healthier snack alternative.
½ cup creamy peanut butter,
¼ cup honey,
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder,
1 cup old gluten free oats,
1 cup toasted coconut,
½ cup chopped pecans,
½ cup chocolate chips
½ cup chopped raisins,
 Combine peanut butter, honey and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl
Mix the oats, coconut, pecans, chocolate chips, raisins  in a separate bowl and mix well.
Pour the oats mixture over the chocolate mixture and stir until all combined
Cover the bowl and place in the freezer for 30 min or fridge for 1-2 hours, until mixture is firm. Shape into small rounds, about golf ball sized.
Store in an airtight container and return to the fridge until ready to devour :-)

So as I said I've been trying to do little things to make changes to myself. My lifestyle, my mind set, just trying to do better. Jamie Oliver recently launched a new app called YOU basically its about undertaking small actions every day to do better, over time these actions add up and your self improvement has developed without the trauma or sacrifice you think it's going to entail. So I have been doing little things and you know the physiology of it works. I feel better for doing something however minor, out of the ordinary and that's a good place to start I think...

On the foot of that I recently came across Forever Living Products which if you don't know are all natural Aloe based products. Now I'm a bit of cynic where these things are concerned and don't go in for the whole get rich side of it but then I looked into it more and saw they had a huge selection of Gluten Free products including cosmetics. I delved a bit further to see a lot of the reps were selling the products for the weight management side of the business and I felt the Gluten Free dedication was being missed out on so I decided to become a distributor and set up a Facebook page dedicated to the Gluten Free products to make shopping for make-up, nutritional products and skin care products easier {I was that crazy lady standing in the aisle of Shoppers Drug Mart checking the labels on moisturizers and vitamins}
So if your interested pop on over to Forever Living Toronto and if you wouldn't mind giving us a like and a share we would be delighted. I'm so impressed with how far gluten free products have come, there is no need for it to be the hindrance it used to be.
Hope your all having a great week. Don't forget to make the micro change if your heart so desires.
Michelle xxx
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