There's nothing like a sugar hangover to slow you down… big time. Whether you rounded up the Reese's or savored the Skittles, the post-Halloween-sugar-crash struggle is real. Luckily, this week's featured foodie, Tasha Meys of Tastefully Tash, knows how to help us get back on track. From fritters to fruity spring rolls, these seven healthy recipes are exactly what we all need to slowly transition back to our healthy habits while enjoying every.single.bite.
1. Zucchini, Corn, and Sweet Potato FrittersShare on Pinterest
If you think salad is the only solution to counterbalance a sugar-spike, think again. Healthy eating can be delicious-and fluffy-with these veggie-packed corn fritters. With no dairy, this easy-to-make lunch or dinner will be easy on your stomach but a delight for your taste buds.
2. Pesto ChickpeasShare on Pinterest
Ever find yourself craving a crunch? Try these roasted pesto-covered chickpeas, which will actually fill you up. Throw them on a salad or eat straight out of the oven for a healthy snack that will get you back on track.
3. Fruity Rice Paper RollsShare on Pinterest
Your transition back to healthyish doesn't have to be sugar spree to sugar-free overnight. This fruity dessert roll wrapped in rice paper still gives you that sweetness you crave but it's alllll natural. Who can say no to antioxidants and vitamins with a hint of sweet?
4. Spinach and Banana Smoothie BowlShare on Pinterest
Spinach and bananas are our go-to ingredients when we're needing a little extra help in the health department. It's just so easy to grab a handful of baby spinach for a big serving of greens and use a frozen banana to give this smoothie bowl the consistency that makes us want to eat it every single day.
5. Coco-Cacao BarkShare on Pinterest
If you aren't ready to give up chocolate quite yet (let's face it, who is?), this healthy trail mix chocolate bark is the way to go. The nuts, seeds, and fruit add a ton of healthy fats and protein to keep you feeling like you can have your chocolate and eat it too (and this kind doesn't come in a package so… bonus points).
6. Roasted Broccoli, Chickpea, and Avocado SaladShare on Pinterest
Nothing makes us feel healthier than fiber-rich leafy greens, especially after a sugar binge. This salad gives you what you need and want. The broccoli, avocado, and pesto combo is made even healthier by adding chickpeas and corn, making this a great ready-made snack with no sugar crash in sight.
7. Flourless Chocolate Chip CookiesShare on Pinterest
So, you ate too much candy but that doesn't mean you have to say sayonara to all the good stuff in life. We say it means eating a right-out-of-the-oven, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookie.Yep, you heard it right. These almond meal and coconut oil cookies pack in whole-food ingredients for a dessert that doesn't make you enter food coma-status.