“How can I help you feel loved?”
Pretty simple question, right?
This time of year, when we are reflecting on what we did in 2015, shopping for gifts and spending time with family, how are you making your loved ones feel loved? Do you think it’s with expensive gifts? Spending time with them? A big warm hug? Or cooking a delicious home cooked meal?
When I asked my kids, I was happy to hear both of their first answers – A big hug!
From there, the answers ranged from serious – When you spend time with me – to the typical 5 year old answer – When you buy me toys!
What it boils down to is my kids want my full attention. They don’t need stuff. They need me listening and being present in that moment, whatever it is.
I personally feel that caring what type of food I eat and what I feed my children, shows love for myself and them. When I buy the best fruits, vegetables and organic meats, eggs and dairy products like Stonyfield, it’s showing I care. Filling our bellies with good for you food makes us able to thrive in our daily lives.
Another way to say I love you? With chocolate. In donut form. With peppermint. And homemade with better for you ingredients.
- ½ Cup Almond Flour
- ½ Cup Oat Flour
- ¼ Cup Coconut Flour
- ¼ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 Large Eggs
- ¼ Cup Coconut Sugar
- ½ Cup Organic Plain Greek Yogurt (I use Stonyfield)
- ½ tsp Peppermint Extract
- ½ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2 Tbsp melted Coconut Oil
- ½ Cup Milk of your choice
- 2 Crushed Candy Canes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine almond flour, oat flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine eggs, coconut sugar, Greek yogurt, vanilla, peppermint, coconut oil and milk.
- Add wet to dry and stir till just combined.
- Grease or spray donut pan.
- Distribute batter evenly.
- Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool 10-15 minutes in pan before removing.
- Once completely cooled, sprinkle crushed candy canes over donuts.
I think these might be part of our marvelous Christmas morning breakfast this year. If you are looking for more seasonal recipes for breakfast, check out my Cranberry Orange Muffins or Oat and Quinoa Granola.
For more Meatless Monday ideas, check out Tina’s weekly link up.
What makes you feel loved?