Key Lime Pie

Happy Monday! I hope you had a nice weekend! We were spring cleaning machines, and we also did a few things to get ready for our little man. Tyler built his crib on Saturday. It was a pretty memorable day.

I have made multiple batches of these cookies over the course of the last month. We still love them, but I decided it was time to try something different! I have always loved key lime pie. In fact, when my sisters, mom, and I went to Key West years ago, we ordered key lime pie every night. They all tasted and looked different, but they were all amazing! What I don’t love about your standard key lime pie is how much refined sugar and other not-so-healthy things go in to making it.

I have a library full of healthy cookbooks, so I decided to look through all of the dessert sections. I finally landed on Kimberly Snyder’s The Beauty Detox Foods. She has been a huge inspiration to me over the years. I actually met her at a book signing we hosted when I worked at Whole Foods Market. She is beautiful inside and out. She is also pregnant right now, and due any day! She has great short videos on Facebook if you are looking for inspiration.

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She has a recipe for Raw Key Lime Pie that is full of raw ingredients that are whole and nutrient dense. The best part is that it is super easy to make and DELICIOUS!!!

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The crust is sooooo good!

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Final product before going into the freezer.

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It is definitely calorically dense, but a small piece does the trick!

I hope you have a great week!

Have you found a healthier version of one of your favorite desserts? If so, please share in the comments below!

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I Love Healthy Fats

Hello! I hope you had a good week! My week was both productive and relaxing. I did get to hear our little man’s heartbeat on Wednesday. He was moving around like crazy. His heartbeat is my new favorite sound.

For the past year or so, I have been reading about the importance of eating more healthy fats (nuts, seeds, avocados, olives, coconut oil, organic olive oil, and even a little grass-fed butter) and less sugar. One of the people who I have been following closely is Dr. Mark Hyman. I actually heard him speak in Atlanta a few years ago, and he came back to town this week to promote his new book Eat Fat, Get Thin. I didn’t get to hear him speak in person, but he was on PBS last night. Tyler watched a little bit of it with me, and he said, “Hey, you eat this way!” Before I got pregnant, I really started to up my fat intake and limit my carbs. Now that I am pregnant, I am eating fat and carbs. I. Just. Need. Them. The carbs I eat, though, are complex (oats, Ezekial bread, brown rice, and quinoa). I eat very little refined carbohydrates. Dr. Hyman said that eating healthy fats and refined carbohydrates together is not a good thing. Luckily, I crave the good guys!

I eat all of the healthy fats listed above almost daily, but I am not good about rotating what seeds I eat. I definitely gravitate towards chia and sunflower seeds. I bought a huge bag of hemp seeds at Costco last weekend, so I thought I would throw together a smoothie this morning with some kale that needed to be eaten like yesterday. The smoothie was inspired by a recipe from Dr. Taz Bhatia called The Sweet One Green Juice. It is actually more of a smoothie which I prefer because the fiber stays in tact. I added half a banana, one clementine, a handful of kale, 1/2 cup almondmilk, 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds, and a handful of ice to my Vitamix (any blender will work). You guys…hands down best smoothie I have had in a long time! It is dreamy, creamy, and super healthy.

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I am headed to Whole Foods Market in a little while to do our weekly shopping, and you better believe I will be buying bananas, oranges, and kale or spinach so I can recreate this ASAP!

Have a great weekend!

What is your favorite healthy fat?