Healthy Sweets for My Peeps. The Epic Vegan and Mostly Whole Foods Dessert List.
Yes, I know, it’s so cliche. The blogger who apologizes for not blogging enough, but somehow I feel the need to do it. I’m so sorry.
I’m going to be saying that a lot this year. Shifting priorities, evolving realities. It is what it is.
I wish things could be different. And that’s not b.s.
But here I am right now, working on this blog post that is months in the making. The one that I promised you so long ago and never finished. But suddenly I need to finish this. No other blog post is more important. LOL.
You see, on Facebook, I was putting out there my struggles with food, particularly with non-Vegan, highly caloric, sweets that are a regular part of my work environment. I’m sure that I’m not alone! And we were “discussing” strategies for resisting treats and developing a strong resistance muscle to tempting foods that are not a part of our plan.
My 2014 strategy is to remember that the eggs, butter and other animal derived ingredients are a product of systems that bring horrific pain to animals. That has helped me a lot in the last few weeks. My resistance muscle is slowly growing bigger again.
And then a few readers gave me the greatest idea: Stock the work freezer with my own healthy Vegan treats and never have to feel like I want to indulge in the unhealthy/non-Vegan treats again. Eureka!
In addition, I have a friend Kelly, who months ago asked me what I eat for dessert. Incidentally, she just started rocking out an unprocessed diet for herself and her kids, so this is a really important question. Perhaps the most important 😉
Many thanks to Chef AJ, author of Unprocessed, for help with brainstorming this post and for some of her amazing recipes!
For most of you who have been reading Healthy Girl’s Kitchen and other blogs for a while, this post is not going to be rocket science.I classified the Whole Food Plant Based diet desserts into 9 categories. Am I missing any?