A Message from Your Balanced Habits™ Team
Here we go! A clean slate to carve out whatever you feel ready to work on. Whether you’re a New Year’s Resolution type or not, it really doesn’t change the fact that we’re all starting a new year that offers a new opportunity to grow and develop. The goal is to practice new, more balanced habits that support the type of life you wish to live. Practicing how you wish to feel , look and physically function is the only way you can get better at it. No magic wand….just good old fashioned doing ‘til you “do it” so often, your new-more balanced habit goes unnoticed….. as all habits tend to do. ☺
Spend just one minute each day to envision you, being the type of person who is confident, self-possessed and in control of your own decisions, as they relate to your health and wellness. No one can want this for you….”it” has to come from within. Do whatever it takes to not be a part of that group that tosses in the towel by March because your goals took too long to unfold. Consistency is the ONLY way to build a balanced habit . Day in and day out; keep on plugging away.
1 Balanced Habit to Work on in the 1st Month of 2022
Each month we will add to this list…
#1 Cut back on coffee, tea or soda anddrink more water.
Balanced Habits™ Recipe of the Month
Afternoon Energy Cookies
2 Dozen Cookies
1/2 cup White Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. Oat Flour
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup Crunchy Peanut or Almond Butter
3 Tbsp. Splenda Sugar Blend or 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. Sugar
3 Tbsp. Splenda Brown Sugar Blend or 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. BrownSugar
1 Large Whole Egg
1 1/2 Tbsp. Ghee or Avocado Oil
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
3/4 cup Old Fashion. Rolled Oats
1/4 cup Flaxseed Meal
1/2 cup Raisins,
diced Small Tart Apple, finely grated
3 Tbsp. Carrot, finely grated
Pre heat oven to 350 ° F
Combine flours and next 4 ingredients, through cinnamon in a medium bowl; mix well with a whisk.
Beat butter, peanut butter and sugars with a hand held mixer on medium for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Add egg, canola and vanilla; beat an additional minute.
Add flour mixture and beat on low until well blended. Stir in oats, flax, raisins, apple and carrot and combine well.
Drop cookies by Tablespoonful’s on an ungreased baking sheet, or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 12 – 15 min. or until golden around the edges.
Don’t overbake . Cool on the baking sheet 2 min. then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
Two Unit Portion
Three Unit Portion
1 1/2 Cookie
Four Unit Portion
Five Unit Portion
2 1/2 Cookies
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take our Balanced Habits™ Quiz
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