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Re-energizing After the Holiday

I’m sure you can relate. The holiday just passed, and we're exhausted. Now we really want to take a break, but we have to go back to work. I thought this week would be a perfect week for an easy way to re-energize,

Between helping someone with the surgery, work, and getting ready for the holiday, this last week was a bear of a week. I’m going to the doctor today for a routine checkup and starting another busy week. This week's article is going to be extremely short with an easy, quick snack to help pick up your energy level but not spike your blood sugar…

Sunflower Butter Apple Parfait


  • 1 - 3.9-ounce container of Motts no sugar added applesauce

  • 2 tbsp sunflower butter

  • Ceylon cinnamon to taste


1.) Find a cute small glass.

2.) Add the sunflower butter.

3.) Top with the Motts no sugar added applesauce.

4.) Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!

Applesauce has fiber in it that’ll help with digestion and gut health. The sunflower butter protein helps build muscle. Ceylon cinnamon will slow the body's sugar absorption helping to prevent a blood sugar spike. The carbohydrate and sugar counts on the nutritional facts are impressive. When you add the protein and fiber content, that’s an added bonus. The amazing part is that both of these products have only three ingredients!

When reading a label, the first thing to look at is the serving size. How much food is considered a portion? Next look at the ingredients list. What is actually in our food? The first ingredient is always the majority of what is in the container. The ingredients found later on the label's ingredients list are found in increasingly smaller amounts the further down the list you go. Mott’s Applesauce has apples, water, and ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Sunflower butter contains roasted sunflower seeds, sugar, and salt.

Welcome to all the new members. It's great to have you! I know this recipe will give you the energy to keep you moving. It works well for me.

Harvesting time is here! I’m currently working on processing and a second herb harvest of the season for more recipes. If you have a favorite dish, please tell me. I'll create a diabetic friendly version, just let me know by leaving a note below. I've learned how to swap blood sugar spiking ingredients for others with a lower glycemic index. It may take a week or two, but I love the challenge. Please comment, like, share, and come back next week for more recipes, ideas, and tips. Subscribe to the website, if you would like weekly email reminders to add more recipes to your recipe book.

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but a compilation of research from medical sites. Make sure to see your doctor and have up-to-date lab work.

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