Around here, eating healthy is a way of life. That might sound like we don’t have any fun. Not so! We’ve set up our lives in such a way that, even when we cheat, it’s something we can still feel okay about. Our cheating doesn’t involve going to the grocery store and buying oreos and gummy bears in bulk, but we do cheat! And we love every minute of it.
Here’s what our cheating looks like, and we’re giving you permission to do it too. One of our favorite cheat foods is a good dough nut! We particularly love einkorn maple bars. I just don’t think we could give those up forever, but instead of buying terrible ones from the store, we make our own with modifications that fit into our lifestyle.
The reason this is a cheat food is that we used all-purpose einkorn flour and yeast. We normally cook entirely with whole grain flour and use the sourdough preparation method for better health. Even all-purpose einkorn flour, though, is an improvement on modern wheat and hasn’t been bleached.
This cheat food has a lot of redeeming qualities which is why we allow it. Besides the yeast and all-purpose flour, it’s really not cheating at all. It’s made with sucanat instead of refined sugar and is fried in the safest oil for frying – coconut oil.
What’s the point of a lifestyle that builds feelings of resentment and deprivation? Do you really want to live that forever? Your body might be healthy, but emotional health is just as important. That might sound dramatic, but if you’ve ever gone on a very restrictive diet, you know what I mean. It doesn’t take long before you start to feel angry and restless. This is unhealthy.
So, we believe in cheating every now and then! Just make sure you cheat in a way that doesn’t derail everything you’re trying to do for your body. Believe me. It’s lovely to cheat and not feel bad about it.
Add these delicious maple bars to your cheat list! When life is life, you’ll be glad you did.