I don’t know about you, but I enjoy a sweet treat every so often. The old adage of ‘you are what you eat’ rings true – unfortunately. Cutting back on junk food, sugar, processed foods, and high-fat or fried foods is a good place to start, for all of us, for the entire family. These delicious, high-calorie foods sometimes make us feel better in the moment . . . While we are consuming them. However, they do not support our whole-body wellness, now or in the long run. Junk food, sugar, processed foods, and high-fat or fried foods are full of empty calories, chemicals and toxins which provide little or no nutritional value.
Deciding to take the step to change our eating patterns can be difficult. But knowing what to do and having the support you need can make your change much easier, allowing you to see results more quickly!
Changing our eating patterns, does not mean we cannot have a treat . . . we should simply be aware of our high-calorie intake and enjoy indulgences in moderation.
As you begin to change your eating patterns, try this sweet treat for the entire family:
Sweet Cheese Stuffed Apricots
12 fresh apricots, washed, stemmed & halved lengthwise
1 C Nuefchatle (or low-fat) cream cheese
¼ to 1/3 crumbled feta, blue, gorgonzola or cojito cheese
1/2 tsp Stevia OR 1T Maple or Agava Syrup (more or less depending on your preferences)
2 to 4 T Chopped nuts or shredded, toasted coconut – divided
1. Prepare Apricots and set aside in lidded refrigerator container
2.Cream together: Cheeses, sweetener & 1 to 2 T chopped nuts or toasted coconut
3.Pipe or spoon 1 to 2 tsp cheese mixture into each Apricot half – over-filling slightly
4.Sprinkle remaining nuts or toasted coconut on top of cheese mixture
5. Place lid on container
6. Chill 2 to 6-hours before serving
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