healthy at work/ sweet saturday

spinach salad w/ red cabbage, garbanzo beans, and nuts/ seeds

i find myself at this place constantly. because, i work at a grocery store and am surrounded by food all day long. when i'm at work i tend to eat a lot more then i usually would and sometimes food i normally wouldn't. although, there are a lot of healthy options my body screams for sweets and it's salty counterpart.

i know there are many people who are faced with this. whether your stuck behind a desk, standing all day folding clothes, or crafting at home. what can we do to maintain healthy lifestyles at work? be prepared! for me i find that these contribute to a better day:

- eating a breakfast with protein (raw almond butter with bananas)
- make trail mixes that have my favorite combinations (mostly goji berries and sunflower seeds)
- pack large salads with variety of nuts, seeds and fresh veggies (like the one above)
- stay hydrated all day long
- yoga and or running/walking before work to activate the digestive system and speed up the metabolism

i find that when i stick to a pattern the results are apparent. i am content with my day and i stay focused on what i need to v.s. what my next meal is going to be.

fighting unhealthy relationships with food can be hard, but we get to practice at least three times a day.

I love my cusinart

now that i have made healthier decisions at work all week, i go straight into dessert recipes for the weekend. we all deserve to have sweets!

pecan mini bites with cacao coconut sauce
(makes about 15 squares)
mini bites:
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup thompson raisins
5 pitted medjool dates
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
1/2 tablespoon raw cashew butter
pinch of pink himalayan sea salt

cacao coconut sauce:
1 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1/2 tablespoon raw agave nectar
1 teaspoon extra virgin coconut oil

process all of the ingredients together until well combined. remove from food processor and cut into equal parts. flatten into bars and square off the edges.

for the sauce melt extra virgin coconut oil, and combine well with agave and cacao powder.

spread sauce over bars and cut into mini bites. garnish with shredded coconut. to set the bars refrigerate for a few hours.

all natural satsumas

satsuma tangerines were on like SUPER sale this week, only 69 cents a pound. with that said i will be eating satsumas for the following few days. i also made a raw ice cream with these delights.

tangerine dream

3 bananas (chopped and frozen)
1 large satsuma tangerine
1/2 tablespoon raw agave nectar
pinch of himalayan sea salt

process bananas alone until you have a "soft serve" like consistency. add the rest of the ingredients and pulse into the soft serve.

have a good weekend.


  1. @ kelli, i need to make holiday sweets to!

  2. "fighting unhealthy relationships with food can be hard, but we get to practice at least three times a day."

    You are SO SO right my sweet!
    Also - I love your Tree!