Cranberry Kombucha Gummies

Cranberry Kombucha Gummies

These gummies are made with one of my favorite foods for pregnancy: gelatin. Gelatin is most famously found in Jello, and while the sugar and artificial food coloring don't make Jello the best choice, when gelatin is derived from a high quality source it actually offers many health benefits. Gelatin is also beneficial for your growing babe, both in utero and once they start solids, because it helps to make up cartilage and bone. Two more of my favorite benefits for pregnancy are a reduction in joint & pelvic pain, and a reduction in stretch marks. 

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Bites

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Bites

Every year we spend the week between Christmas and New Year's at our cabin in the woods. I always make a sweet treat to share with our friends. I try to choose something that's easy to make and healthier than the sugar-ladden sweets usually served during this time of year. We usually use almond butter at home, but I think that the peanut butter works very well in this recipe. Of course, if you are sensitive to peanuts or prefer not to consume them, these chocolate covered bites could also be made with another nut butter, like almond, hazelnut or cashew.  

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Maca Fertility Fudge

Maca Fertility Fudge

Every ingredient in this maca fertility fudge has been added for its fertility boosting properties. These tasty treats are stored in the freezer and help to balance blood sugar, stabilize energy, and provide lasting satiation. 

These fudge squares are little bombs of healthy saturated and monounsaturated fat to nourish and support fertility. With the fat-free fad thankfully mostly behind us, many people are starting to embrace the fact that we really need healthy fat to function optimally. Nothing else that we eat (or don’t eat) has a bigger impact on our reproductive capabilities, but unfortunately there’s still some confusion around what fats are good for us. I’d like to write a long post about this subject soon, but for now I’ll try to simplify things as much as possible.

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