Arctic Zero

Arctic Zero

Fit Frozen Desserts 

 

Arctic Zero is one of the first brands to create ice cream with zero guilt. You can eat the entire pint and it still contains less calories, fat, and sugar than just 1/2 a cup of the leading brands of ice cream. Arctic Zero won’t effect your diet goals even if you eat the whole pint. We are all guilty of eating the entire pint of ice cream and all we are left with is major guilt and a stomach ache. Arctic Zero removes all of that guilt and unnecessary calories so that you can enjoy ice cream with zero shame.

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Glazed Chocolate Dough Balls

FEEL GOOD DOUGH™ GLAZED CHOCOLATE DOUGH BALLS

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Glazed Chocolate Dough Balls is an easy to make recipe using Feel Good Dough’s™ chocolate dough. On Tuesday, I posted a new product review on Feel Good Dough. It is a new organic ready to bake dough product. This recipe is so easy to make and contains very few ingredients. What I like about the chocolate dough is that it isn’t too sweet. Organic sugar is the fourth ingredient in the chocolate dough. That in itself is something to “feel good” about. The glaze adds a little touch of sweetness to the glazed chocolate dough balls. I also added mini chocolate chips and sprinkles for a fun and easy to make dessert. What I love the most is that the dough is ready to bake. The dough is usually the hardest part of any recipe that requires dough. And, the cook and prep time is only about twenty minutes. That is what makes this recipe so easy and quick to make. Feel Good Dough is also 100 percent certified organic.

 

Glazed Chocolate Dough Balls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Glazed Chocolate Dough Balls

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Feel Good Dough™ chocolate dough
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp sprinkles
  • 1-2 tbsp of mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Take the dough out of the package and roll it out on a lightly floured surface. Make the dough into about 1 inch balls.
  4. Place on the parchment paper about 1 inch apart and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  5. While the balls are in the oven prepare the glaze. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth. feel free to add more milk if you want a looser consistency.
  6. Once the doughs are out of the oven let cool for about 5 minutes.
  7. Top with the glaze, sprinkles, and chocolate chips.

Notes

Feel free to add any additional toppings you may like.

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The inside of the dough is nice, soft, and super delicious!!!

 

I hope you enjoy this easy and tasty glazed chocolate dough ball recipe.

Love, 

Sara, “S.O.Eats” 

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Date Someone With Dietary Restrictions

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Date Someone With Dietary Restrictions

 

Have you ever felt an instant attraction to someone and then you found out that they had dietary restrictions? Maybe your first thought was this person is high maintenance, prestigious, stuck up, and you ran for the door before you even asked them for their number. But why is having dietary restrictions a sign of high maintenance, prestige, and entitlement? When someone eats a certain type of way, others get intimidated and view this person as high maintenance or abnormal. They think they won’t be compatible because of their differences in food habits. Or, they think going out to eat will be a constant struggle. It is unfortunate because you could be missing out on a wonderful person just because they eat a certain type of way. That is silly. Food should not be a deal breaker.

Unfortunately, living an organic lifestyle has been linked to a person who is all those adjectives that I mentioned. That is strictly based on the fact that organic is linked to the expensive prestigious diet, which is so untrue. But let me tell you that just because someone eats organic that doesn’t mean that the person has a sense of entitlement, at all.

If you are afraid that the person who has different eating habits will push their views on you and try to change you, don’t be. That rarely happens contrary to popular belief. Remember, you don’t have to change for anyone and no one has to change for you.

It is an awesome experience to date someone who eats totally different from you. It is a great way to learn about new foods and how to be more compassionate for someone who is either forced to have dietary restrictions or chose a new lifestyle. You’ll get to try new restaurants, new products, and new food items that you never knew about.

Luckily, I have not personally experienced rejection because of my organic lifestyle. I have come across some awesome people who have supported me which I greatly appreciate. And, I never try to change someone either. But, to those of you that have been turned down for your dietary restrictions, I just want to tell you that you will find someone great who understands and supports you.

So, please don’t write off a person just because they follow an organic, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, paleo or kosher lifestyle. Every person has something beautiful to offer you and his or her eating habits should not deter you from getting to know that person.

Love,

Sara, “S.O.Eats”

*Disclaimer: Surrounding yourself with someone who leads an alternative food lifestyle and knows how to cook and bake may result in healthier, great tasting food, just saying :).

Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Love Crunch

Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Love Crunch

 

Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Love Crunch is the newest flavor to Love Crunch which is a premium organic granola produced by Nature’s Path Organic. All of the Love Crunch flavors are amazing but by far, this is my favorite one. It just came out about 3 months ago and I was so happy to have found it. I mean, nothing goes better together than chocolate and peanut butter!  Unlike most Love Crunch flavors which you can buy at your local Whole Foods Market’s, Fresh Markets, and other natural markets, the dark chocolate and peanut butter flavor is exclusive to Target stores.

The granola is full of chocolate and peanut butter flavor. It is also the perfect amount of crunch that won’t break your teeth. There are small square pieces of dark chocolate scattered throughout the bag along with actual pieces of roasted peanuts. Even with the pieces of roasted peanuts in the mix, the actual granola part tastes like peanut butter. Bite after bite, you get more and more of the flavor of creamy peanut butter. When you open the bag, you can smell the delicious fresh peanuts and chocolate. It is the perfect amount of sweet, chocolate, and roasted peanuts. This will certainly satisfy your dark chocolate and peanut butter cravings.

You can eat this as a snack, on top of yogurt, in your cereal, or any other way you like to enjoy granola. It is certified organic, NON-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, low sodium, and suitable for vegetarians. Like their other products, they use Fair Trade dark chocolate.

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If you are ready to taste the delicious new Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Love Crunch, head out to your local Target and pick up a bag or two. Trust me it will go fast in your house! There is so much love in that crunch that you will be begging for more.

For more information please visit Naturespath.com.

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Love,

Sara, “S.O.Eats”

Why is an Organic lifestyle linked to Vegetarian?

Why is an Organic Lifestyle Linked to Vegetarian?

 

So, lately I have noticed that when I talk about living an organic lifestyle to others, the question I receive is “are you a vegetarian or a vegan?”

I have lived an organic lifestyle for 7 years now. Within those years, I have come across so many questions, comments, insults, criticism, doubters, haters, to everything about the organic lifestyle. When I tell someone that I am an organic food/lifestyle blogger or that I live an organic lifestyle they always ask me if I am a vegetarian or a vegan. I get that ALL the time. That is the most common question I receive.

Sometimes I am unclear as to why people link organic to following a vegetarian lifestyle. I know many vegetarians and vegans who actually don’t eat organic or shop at health food stores. I don’t know exactly how vegetarian and organic got linked together. Sometimes I think it is because people link organic to the hippie culture. Back in the 60’s and 70’s, hippie’s were mainly vegetarians or vegans who followed an organic lifestyle.

Also, many people link organic to healthy, which is also completely unrelated. I think others believe that those who follow an organic lifestyle eat more health foods like Kale, Quinoa, and Tofu. Don’t get me wrong, most do but there are those that don’t. Because of that, others automatically assume that those who say they eat organic are vegetarians as well.

In my lifestyle, I eat healthy and I portion control, but my whole organic journey has been based on balance. With living an organic lifestyle, I haven’t given up anything except caffeine (for other reasons, as you can read in How I Broke Up With My Love For Coffee). I am not a vegetarian, a vegan or gluten free or follow a paleo lifestyle or a plant based diet. All of the “diets” that I mentioned have been linked to an organic lifestyle. I don’t identify myself solely with one of those lifestyle labels. I eat a variety of food items that are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, plant based and paleo but I don’t follow just one of those lifestyles.

My whole purpose for following an organic lifestyle is that I am going back to basics and eating organic like they did 60 years ago but in the modern day without depriving myself from the foods I love. Yes I still eat meat, chicken, dairy, raw cane sugar, and bread, but all organically produced and raised. Of course I limit those items but I don’t deprive myself either. I want to raise awareness that by living an organic lifestyle you don’t have to go into the other categories or lifestyles that are somehow linked to organic. You can live the same life like everyone else without any restrictions but just finding its organic counterpart.

Again, there is nothing wrong with any of the other lifestyles, I think they are fantastic and beneficial. Everyone has their own reasoning and views as to why they eat the way they eat. Just make sure that if you ever want to change your lifestyle, research it completely so that you are getting the right nutrients and follow it properly. Also, no matter what, never ever change your lifestyle just to look cool and fit in with someone you are trying to impress. Always do things for you because you know it is going to make you the best version of yourself.

 

Love, 

Sara, “S.O.Eats” 

 

p.s: Don’t worry, you can still come up to me and ask me if I am a vegetarian. I love and always will welcome any questions. Hopefully you will have read this blog post first, 🙂 haha.

Organic Baked Carrot Fries

Organic Baked Carrot Fries 

I make organic baked carrot fries all the time as a side dish to many meals. Not only is it super easy to make but it is also healthy and low carb. This recipe is also full of flavor. This is also a delicious and fun way to get a serving of veggies in your diet. You can make this recipe as a side with burgers, veggie burgers, or with pretty much anything. Carrot Fries pairs well with many dishes. I have made this recipe several times when we have barbecues, family gatherings, and just any normal dinner during the week. Most of the time when my family or guests look at it, they think it is sweet potato fries. Even though it does look like sweet potato fries, it of course is carrots but everyone ends up loving them. You just feel so much better eating carrot fries than you would regular potato fries. On top of that, they are baked and not fried. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, soy free, and paleo.

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Wash and peel the carrots

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After you peeled the carrots, cut them into sticks. Place them in a mixing bowl with the oil and seasonings. Then, put the cut carrots side by side on a foiled baking sheet and bake them in a preheated oven of 375 degrees for about 40 minutes.

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This is what they look like after they are done baking. They come out crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I also can’t forget to mention that they are super delicious! 

Organic Baked Carrot Fries

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Serving Size: 4-5

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of carrots, cut into medium sticks
  • 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp himilayan salt or sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic n herb spice (Simply Organic brand)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Wash and peel the carrots and cut them into sticks. Put them in a large mixing bowl with the olive oil and spices. Mix until well coated. Place the carrots side by side on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Cook for about 40 minutes until they are lightly crisp.

Notes

Feel free to adjust the seasonings to your liking.

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I hope you enjoy this recipe for organic baked carrot fries!

Love,

Sara, “S.O.Eats”