No Bake Healthy Bites – Fun & Easy Recipe!

I had so much fun making these amazing Healthy Bites for my Whole Foods Market Park City and H3B  Healthy, Happy and Whole Lecture Series this morning. Check them out – great for an energy boost

No Bake Healthy Bites

Ingredients:

1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats

½ Cup Ground Sunflower Seeds

½ Cup Almond Butter

½ Cup Ground Flax Seed

½ Cup Cacao Nibs or Mini Dark Chocolate Chips

1/3 Cup Raw Honey

1 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional) 

Stir ingredients together in bowl, chill in fridge 30 minutes, take out of fridge, roll into 1 inch balls, store in air tight container in fridge.  Great healthy, energy snacks for kids on the go!

Julie Tao, Health Coach, Tao Spa Solutions

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Navigating Your Local Market

Today is full of advice on how to eat whole, fresh food as opposed to packaged & processed foods. In light of today’s release of the movie Fed Up

I wanted to touch on how to navigate through your local market. I am often asked how to shop for food in a market that is overflowing with processed, packaged foods.

First, I recommend choosing a natural, whole food type of market that will provide you with many whole food options. These natural markets stock their shelves with many fresh, natural, non GMO and organic food choices. If this type of market is too pricey for your budget, main stream markets will have a natural food section & often times organic produce, fruit, dairy and meat.

Shop the Perimeter – what does this mean? Markets line the outside walls (perimeter) with fresh, whole foods such as fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, dairy, and eggs. I recommend shopping here first and filling your list. Peruse the interior aisles last once you have chosen your fresh foods. You are more likely to purchase fewer packaged foods this way.

Lastly, limit trips to large wholesale member based food stores. Purchasing food from these retailers tends to increase what is thrown away. Therefore creating unnecessary waste. Shop for what you need today and tomorrow rather than what you anticipate needing for the next week. You will find your shopping basket will be filled with fresh options rather than packaged.

I leave you with this…eat what’s in season when you can