Something I’ve shared a lot about here is how people who have ditched the booze often find themselves picking up allll the sugar. Candy, cookies, chocolate, bread, chips, popcorn. It’s like we swap one addiction for another as soon as we get sober. There are also people (like me, too) who started on sugar young, seeking it out as a source of comfort. Others still have been using sugar for what feels like forevvver and it’s become something they have struggled with for as long as they can remember. I GET it. As I’ve shared, I was a kid who would sneak chocolate; soothing my emotions with sugar when I didn’t know how else to do it. Then came the alcohol to take sugar’s place. When I quit drinking, there was sugar…waiting. The cravings seemed endless … and relentless. Luckily, I made a decision to learn how to manage cravings while still enjoying food, and I’ve shared loads of strategies to help. One thing I do that really keeps me feeling good and in control is I make my own healthy treats. They satisfy a sweet craving without spiking blood sugar the way refined sugar does.

Living well isn’t about sacrifice or deprivation; it’s about CHANGING our definition of “treating” ourselves, developing a more respectful relationship with our bodies and learning ways to manage the temptation until a healthy lifestyle becomes a habit…as natural as breathing. I promise that after a while, you won’t even CRAVE the junk food the same way anymore.

And THAT is what I call freedom.

So, join me in my kitchen as I make HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER BALLS. I provide variations to make them chocolate-covered, and I share a few other ideas to make them even more special. I hope you’ll join me!

Because I want you to love your life one bite at a time.

P.S. For a nut-free variation, feel free to swap the peanut butter for sunflower seed butter. Remember, these are completely customizable, so have fun with them!

P.P.S. Here is another recipe for healthy balls you might like to try over the holidays. 🙂



P.S. If you’d like to join me more often in my kitchen and if you’d like to work with me more closely, going below the surface to uncover the root causes of our behaviours, my 12 week online group coaching program called One Bite At A Time (OBAAT) could be the perfect gift to yourself…the gift of HEALTH! Visit ObaatCoaching.com to learn more and get on the waitlist, or feel free to email me at Sarah@SarahTalksFood.com with any questions you may have.

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