Dessert10

Mousse for 1

 

Today I have a gift for you. 

 

For those times when your sweet tooth is banging on the door, however the thought of getting up off the couch, turning the oven on and whipping up a batch up cookies (also knowing you’ll probably end up eating ‘em all!), isn’t appealing whatsoever.

 

For those times when you need a little sweet hit, but at the same time, not wanting to undo all the good you’ve been doing towards healing your thyroid and that gut of yours.

 

For those times when only chocolate will do.

 

A single serve dessert.

 

Yep.  Just one single serve.

 

No need to worry about portion control.  No need to switch on the oven.  In fact, a dessert filled to the brim with potassium, magnesium, fibre and vitamin C, which will not only send your sweet tooth packing, it will help lower your blood pressure, boost your immune system, improve your body’s ability to absorb other nutrients (like iron), and keep your digestive track running smoothly.

 

You’re welcome!

 

 

Should you quit sugar?

Should you quit sugar?

Should you quit sugar?

 

It’s a big, and somewhat daunting question.

 

 Perhaps you could ask yourself this:

  • Do you get an energy slump in the afternoon?
  • Do you need something sweet after lunch and/or dinner?
  • Are you unable to eat just one slice of cake or one piece of chocolate and then walk away?
  • Do you have hypothyroidism and wonder if quitting sugar might make a difference?

 

 If you ticked yes to the above (I ticked yes to all!) then perhaps sugar is playing a bigger role in your health and your life than you thought.

 

pecans + Your Thyroid

pecans + Your Thyroid

Pecans.  Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, they can help decrease “bad cholesterol” and increases “good cholesterol” levels in the blood.

 

Seriously.  A simple nut can help do this?!

 

They’re also a wonderful nut to consume for those of us suffering the effects of hypothyroidism, as they’re a rich source of manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.

Almond Meal

Almond Meal

Almond Meal.  Probably my favourite gluten-free “flour” to bake with as I substitute it 1:1 with any plain flour recipe.

I absolutely love its soft and moist texture, however sometimes it does need a little hand to hold so it can keep its shape - like adding in a little buckwheat flour or perhaps some brown rice or quinoa flour.

To store, like all nuts, I keep enough almond meal/flour readily available in a glass jar in my fridge.  It will last for up to 6 months this way, although mine disappears a hell of a lot sooner as I bake A LOT!  The remainder, as I buy in bulk (soooo much cheaper to do so), gets stored in the freezer.

cheesecakes

cheesecakes

For those of us living with Hashimotos or any thyroid disorder, keeping the weight off is one of the most frustrating things EVER!

One of the things I’m doing/have been doing/will continue to do is keep off sugar.  Did you know it is 4 x addictive as cocaine?  Not only does it cause havoc with your blood sugar levels and create a false sense of hunger, it causes considerable inflammation in the gut …. and this includes “natural” sugars.