I remember when I was a kid, sneaking into the kitchen being able to get the lid off the cookie jar without mom hearing it. It wouldn’t be until all of a sudden someone else wanted a cookie and found that several were already gone. I always got the blame because the two sibling jewels I had never did anything like that or always got caught if they tried. I never did tell anyone the trick to getting that lid off. I bet you did the same or similar sneaky snack stealing too when your mom wasn’t looking, right?
Well, ex-bodybuilding champion Carolyn Hansen says those days are over if she gets her way. She says mothers everywhere are positively encouraging their children to help themselves to her dessert and snack recipes. There are over 200 of them.
The reason hers are healthier you might ask? The ingredients!! No sugar, flour, or butter to be found in these recipes – just healthy natural ingredients. Preperation is a breeze too because no cooking either, for the most part. All moms with a blender will be proficient in the kitchen and keep the kids satisfied.
That’s the conclusion Carolyn Hansen reaches in her collection of recipe books she calls Blended Bites. At first glance you are thinking – bland- no taste – or maybe it might remind you of experiments mom used when she was out of an ingredient & substituted something else. We all know the things that make snacks taste good, butter, or in my mom’s case “lard”, white sugar, flour are what makes a snack tasty and why it is a snack not torture and we know those ingredients contribute to chronic disease in later life. Too much sugar and butter in the diet are prime causes of obsesity, diabetes, and coronary disease.
Carolyn Hansen knew she needed to find alternatives to the desserts and snacks she found so difficult to remove from her diet. Being a competitive bodybuilder she was determined to work in the kitchen and find a way to keep herself from ruining her bodybuilding progress she made in the gym by eating unhealthy treats when her willpower faded.
Like anything worth doing the going was difficult. There’s a lot to do when you begin throwing out the staple ingredients of recipes generations of years old. But Carolyn persevered through all the mistakes along the way, and came up with desserts and snacks that she could share with her bodybuilder friends. The same treats that you can share with your family and friends and know that you are helping them maintain their health for years to come.
By now you have read enough that you will want to get your hands on Carolyn’s recipes for desserts and snacks. Snacks the kids (and you) won’t have to sneak or to feel guilty about eating the next time you have a craving for something delicious. Be sure to check out Carolyn Hansen’s books at Blended Bites.
Learn how to take control of your health with your blender and whip up mouth-watering desserts and snacks that might have the kids in your neighborhood stopping by for a sample. Want to read even more about Carolyn & her books then Click Here!