I love rocky road! I only ever make it at Christmas! One year, I created one with raspberry jubes, marshmallows and roasted/salted peanuts. It was delicious but so sweet. I don’t mind a lolly or two sporadically, especially at Christmas, but these days I prefer my sweet treats to be a little more wholesome.
I like to think that every time I eat, I have an opportunity to nourish my body. I don’t see this philosophy as never eating sugar or cutting out certain foods, I see it from a positive perspective and try to include nutrient rich foods as often as I can. So when it comes to Christmas and making rocky road for the celebrations, rather than stressing about the chocolate part of this treat, which you really can’t leave out, I fill my rocky road with my favourite whole foods!
Ask yourself, “If you only had the energy to focus on the one aspect of nutrition that would give you the largest return on investment, what would that area be?”
If you can’t answer that question, read on.
It may feel like Christmas is just one day, but think about the weeks of parties, social gatherings and excess food that happens at this time of the year. Rather than putting off healthy eating changes as next year’s problem, you can start making easy changes now. Christmas is going to come around every year for the rest of your life – get a jump on it and learn to manage it!