All posts tagged: snacks

Almond & Chia Butter

Ever since I have removed grains and legumes from my diet on experiment to identify what foods trigger my horrible digestive issues such as bloating and flatulence, I have been missing my homemade no salt peanut butter….. a lot! Wait, whaaaaaaat?. Peanuts? A grain? A legume? Yep peanuts aren’t actually a nut…. they are  apart of the Fabaceae/Leguminosae family, which naturally classifies them as a legume (edible seeds inside a pod) because they grow underground, unlike almonds and walnuts, for example, which are grown on a tree. Interesting fact, I know! BUT whats so “wrong” with them? Why can they be an irritant? Like grains, legumes contain something called phytic acid or phytates. These somewhat nasties bind to nutrients within food (especially essential minerals iron, zinc and magnesium) and stop them from becoming absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, or digestive tract in less fancier words. Similarly, lectins act the same way. Lectins are proteins found in most foods and in the body,  damage the intestinal wall, contributing to possible gut related symptoms and conditions such as …

Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas

What exactly is Halloween and what does it stand for? The exact thoughts of an Australian blogger who follows American bloggers. But that doesn’t matter because Halloween is one freakin’ crazy and fun night. Especially when those kids continuously visit your house in different costumes (and NO COSTUMES? Whats with that?) yelling trick or treat, expecting you to treat them with a bucket full of candy and chocolate each time – that shiz is cute. Or when you dress up as whatever you like and spread fake blood and zippers and webs all over your body without anybody judging you – THE best! But as much as I am all for the tradition of Halloween and giving candy, I also love to keep it healthy too (summer is less than 2 months away guysssss) Well for party celebrations anyway, even though I once tried ‘treating’ kids with a scary mandarin and they said with a frown on their face: “I don’t want that. I want lollies”. Mmmhmm, it was very embarrassing. #fail So I thought …