Late in the evening, the “food siren” calls to you from the kitchen! “Come to meeee! Come to meeeeeee!” In this podcast, Kira and Bill share their tips that they use to “snack healthy,” yet satisfy their cravings.
Food manufacturers have been using “food science” to hook western-world consumers with the triple-whammy combination of “sugar—salt—fat,” and they have been enormously successful in their endeavors. There are more people who are overweight today, as a percentage of society, than there ever were in the entire previous known written history of the world!
Kira and Bill share actual tips that they use to short-circuit the food providers. It’s not so much “will power”—this rarely wins against the “food siren”—but retraining the nerve signals between your taste buds and your brain’s satisfaction center. Your brain craves “satisfaction,” and these tips will help you to deliver!
Banana-Oatmeal-Raisin-Chocolate Drop Bars
3 very ripe, mashed bananas
1/3 cup apple sauce
2 cups oats (regular, organic, or gluten-free)
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix well. Grease a 9 x 9 square baking pan with coconut oil. Spoon mixture out into pan (should cover pan to a depth of 1 inch, more or less.) Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into squares, remove bars, and let them cool on a sheet of wax paper. They’re delicious with a hot cup of raspberry-green tea!