The Holiday Season is quickly approaching

From ghouls and goblins, to deckin’ the halls

The Holiday’s are a fabulous time to share laughs, and create memories with loved ones.

BUT …

what about all those holiday parties,

the get togethers…

the food

the desserts,

THE SUGAR??

The holiday season is supposed to be a joyous time, not a time to stress about foods, diets or restriction.

But that also doesn’t mean letting go of the lifestyle we love, in favour of those sweets on the table. The stevia and spiceones that make use feel great in the moment, then vow to start our diet Jan 1.

There is no need for “diet” New Years resolutions, when we can make a few simple swaps to our Holiday faves to enjoy a treat or two the Stevia&Spice approved way.

I guess we made the “nice list” this year, because we really are getting it all !

Here is One of My Fave Go to Recipes !

Coconut And Dark Chocolate Bites With Sea Salt

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a bowl combine the shredded coconut, coconut milk and vanilla extract. Stir together.

  2. OPTION: for chewier bites add raw nut butter or pumpkin puree

  3. Line two sheet trays with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Using a small ice cream or cookie scoop, scoop out the mixture and roll into even balls. Keep a small bowl of water on hand to dip your hands into. This helps prevent the mixture from sticking too much.

  4. Once all of the balls are rolled out, place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes to help firm them up.

  5. Once the balls have chilled, place one toasted almond on top and push down. Roll back into a ball. Place back in the fridge to chill again. While the balls chill melt the chocolate.

  6. In a double boiler combine the chopped chocolate, cacao and coconut oil. Melt and keep warm.

  7. Remove the chilled balls from the fridge and dip them into the melted chocolate. You can use a fork to lift them out and shake off excess chocolate. Place back on the sheet tray. While they are still wet sprinkle with the sea salt. Let them firm up for about an hour, quicker if you pop them in the fridge. Enjoy cold, room temperature or even frozen.