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Sun & Swell Foods healthy recipes
Wellness
Published Tuesday Feb 12, 2019 by Sun & Swell Foods

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With These 2 Guilt-Free Recipes

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Are candy boxes and gooey desserts haunting your healthy eating routine? If you’re looking to indulge in a sweet treat but don’t want all that extra sugar from the store, we’ve got two tasty recipes from Sun & Swell Foods that will satisfy your sweet tooth!


peanut butter cups healthy recipe

Chocolate and almonds—what could be better a better combo? If you’re looking for an easy-to-make sweet and savory dessert, this is your *tasty* answer.

Inside-Out Almond Butter Cups
Ingredients

1 ½ cups of almond butter
½ cup of coconut oil (melted)
¼ cup of raw honey (optional for added sweetness)
Chocolate filling of choice (we use our Double Cacao Clean Cookies)

Directions

- In a mixing bowl, stir together almond butter, coconut oil, and honey (optional) until smooth.
- Pour half of the mixture into the bottom layer of a dozen paper baking cups. Place in freezer until firm, roughly 15 minutes.
- Remove from freezer, and pour filling of choice (we used Double Cacao Clean Cookies!) to fill the cups three-quarters full; -cover with remaining mixture.
- Place back into the freezer until solid. Enjoy!

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With just three ingredients, this decadent treat will tantalize every taste bud. Plus, you can easily customize this recipe by adding in the toppings you love. 

Tasty Truffles
Ingredients

- 175g (6 ounces) pitted dates
- 175g (6 ounces) almond meal
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- Toppings of your choice - our favorites are cacao, espresso, pistachio, and shredded coconut

Directions

- Fill mixing bowl with lukewarm water and soak dates for about one hour or until soft. Drain water.
- Add dates to food processor and process until dates are finely chopped. Mix in almond meal and cacao and pulse until a doughy consistency is achieved. 
- On parchment paper, roll into truffle sized balls then coat with the desired topping of your choice. Store in airtight container and enjoy!

Featuring clean and simple snacks, Sun & Swell Foods offers 100% vegan and organic treats that you can take wherever you go! 

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Sun & Swell Foods offers a variety of grab-and-go snacks made from clean, whole food ingredients without any added sugars, preservatives, or chemicals. Our simple and tasty recipes make it easy to reach for a healthy option – whether you are in the mood for something sweet, salty or savory!
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Wellness
Published Wednesday Mar 17, 2021 by Shanila Sattar

Foundational Steps to Cultivating a Daily Self-love Practice

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When you think of self-love what do you think of? Bubble baths, walks on the beach, facemasks, or what? Self-love can mean so many different things but when we think about self-love, we have to acknowledge loving ourselves both on the outside and on the inside. The way that we show ourselves love is one of the most important things we will ever do. 

How do we treat ourselves? How do we talk to ourselves? What foods are we putting into our bodies? How are we thinking about our overall well-being when practicing self-love?

As self-love defines and redefined itself for you over the years, here are a few foundational tips to think about when easing into your self-love journey.

 

Step 1: Learn to set boundaries

Don’t we love this one? Loving ourselves has a lot to do with the boundaries that we have for ourselves, with others, and for others. Take time to think about your own emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs when setting boundaries that reflect your personal needs. Boundaries don’t have to be big and scary; they are here to remind us that you get to have your lived experience and still have expectations about how you’d like to be treated and what you’d like to feel.

When thinking about your boundaries, ask yourself:

  • How do I feel without having boundaries?
  • What would I like to have boundaries around?
  • Are my boundaries actual boundaries or am I creating walls in my life?
  • How do I plan to uphold my boundaries?
Step 2: Cultivate self-compassion

In a world where perfectionism and curated existences have been rewarded, begin to cultivate compassion for yourself. You are a soul having a human experience and it’s totally okay if things are not perfect. 

Mindfulness exercises such as Breathwork, self-care activities, and self-compassion, all help train the mind, emotions, and even the body’s stress chemicals to be able to deal with undesired situations. Self-compassion means, can you be nice to yourself? Can you find empathy and kindness for yourself in the middle of what feels chaotic, stressful, or unwanted? Self-compassion means that we get to make mistakes, have our plans not work out the way that we wanted, and we still get to celebrate that we are doing the best that we can and it is enough.

When thinking about self-compassion, ask yourself:

  • How do I respond to stressful situations?
  • How hard am I on myself?
  • How do I celebrate myself?
  • How do I show myself kindness?
Step 3: Nourish yourself

In every sense of the word “nourishment”, begin to learn what nourishes you and what depletes you. Nourishment doesn’t just mean food for yourself; it means that whatever you are consuming whether it be media, podcasts, people, energy, information, etc. all impact the way that we think, feel, and experience life.

Nourishing yourself definitely goes right along the lines of having your boundaries intact and practicing self-compassion. 

When thinking about nourishment, ask yourself:

  • How do I nourish my emotional well-being?
  • How do I nourish my mental well-being?
  • How do I nourish my physical well-being?
  • How do I nourish my spiritual well-being?
  • How do I nourish my social well-being?
  • How do I nourish my financial well-being?

That’s it. Those are the foundational steps to cultivating a self-love practice that you can ease into your daily routine. Come back to these questions often, because like anything else, self-love is a practice and it takes effort, time, and intention to maintain. 

If you’d like to try breathwork, mindfulness, or play classes with me, check out these workshops and training sessions that work with your schedule. For other breathwork classes, browse Mindbody.

 

About the author
Shanila is a 4th generation sound healer, breathwork coach, mentor, women’s researcher, and speaker. She is the Founder of AlwaysPlayStudios where she trains breathwork facilitators and sound healers. Her background is in tech, having co-founded an award-winning web agency, and in women’s research, specifically in mindsets, implicit bias, perfectionism, women's health, and societal experiences supported through the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, and several universities. She has implemented several health and wellbeing programs in underserved populations throughout the US. Shanila mentors healers on their healing and intuitive wellness journeys. Connect: @shanila.sattar