So when I'm tired I want junk food. The only problem now is that when I taste it my body doesn't get as excited as it used to and then I feel horrible afterwards. So I'm starting to realize that it isn't worth it. Crazy! So this morning Superhero #2 was talking LOUDLY in his sleep at about 3:45 a.m. and Superhero #1 desperately needed his sleep based on his exhaustion level the day before. So at 3:45 a.m. I flew my tiny Superhero#2 out of their shared room and he landed in the guest room to sleep with yours truly. The only problem with sleeping with a Superhero is that they talk and move a lot in their sleep. The story could continue but you get the picture...
So I'm tired and I want something sweet. Here's a favorite of ours that follows the paleo diet, gluten free diet, unprocessed food diet. ENJOY! Ours is cooking as we speak. (This recipe was taken from the website NourishMD. It's a great resource for parents in getting their kids and family to eat more REAL food! They also have a new non-profit organization started called Get Real for Kids. Check it out!)
Someone asked me why use Grade B maple syrup. Here's a link from the Livestrong website that explains more. In short, there are calorie benefits, weight loss benefits, and mineral benefits.
4 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut
1 cup finely chopped almonds (use a food processor)
1 cup Grade B maple syrup
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Grease a 10x13 pan. Mix the above ingredients well. Place in pan and press firmly. Make sure they're packed well so they don't fall apart later. Bake for 2 hours.
Remove. Cool. Cut. Enjoy!