Best Healthy Candy

Truffles as an example of best healthy candy

Healthy Truffles

Did you know that partaking of the odd candy or two doesn’t have to leave you with a bad conscience anymore?  Phew!  It doesn’t have to be a once-in-a-while guilty treat either, because I’m going to share with you how you can have the best healthy candy you can find. Yes it’s actually really healthy!

You see, all we need to do is look carefully at the ingredients, make some changes, and suddenly we find ourselves eating something that builds our health instead of wrecking it.

That’s right… it all comes down to using “intelligent ingredients”. 

I love it!

It really doesn’t matter what it is we go to eat, there is virtually always something else we can eat in its place which could build our health rather than working towards wrecking it.  Take ice-cream for example… ice cream you buy at the shops is far from a healthy choice.  Oh, I’m not saying it doesn’t taste good, because generally speaking there are some nice ones out there, and to tell you the truth, when you are out and about… maybe parked beside a gorgeous beach… there’s nothing quite like licking an ice cream as you take in the view.  But honestly, at what cost?

The cost is that you are dragging down your immune system and setting up all other kinds of problems – if you do it enough!  Once in a while, the odd ice cream from the shops is not going to do too much harm, but if we then go home and consume ice cream in tubs, there’s going to be a problem.

You know, when you really get a hold of this, you’ll find you won’t eat anything without first considering if it’s going to build your health or not.  This is just one more way you can take simple steps to a healthier lifestyle… just one step at a time.

In actual fact, there are heaps of recipes around for healthy, stamina building ice-cream, that we can make in our own kitchens!  The problem usually is that it’s so much easier just to take the tub out of the freezer and eat it.

Candies are much the same.  The choice is yours.  You can either choose to eat fabulous foods to build you up, or sweets that load you up on sugar.  We need to learn to take care of what this is doing to our bodies.  You can’t chew on candies or sweets all day, or even just daily, and expect to know good health.  Sorry, it doesn’t work that way.  Once in awhile its not going to do too much harm… but regularly?  No that needs to become something of the past.

So you want to lose weight?
Well I’ve got something that will help in that general direction. 

The problems usually found in candies are:

  • sugar content
  • types of flour
  • artificial colours
  • artificial flavours
  • preservatives

Do you even know what it is you are eating?

I remember when my son was little putting in front of my son 2 teaspoons.  On one teaspoon I placed a green frog lolly and on the other one I asked him to imagine something that was poisonous to him.  He was more than happy to enter into this as it was fun.  He always liked fun. 🙂

I explained to him that some of the ingredients in the green frog lolly were potentially poisonous… the colours and flavours mainly.  I said, if you knew absolutely that the green frog contained some of the poison on the other teaspoon, would you eat it?

No! He would not!  No way!

But yet, because it’s in the form of a lolly we all tend to think it’s ok.    It was hard for him to really accept that it wasn’t alright to eat.  Somewhere within us we find it hard to accept that there would be people/companies/corporations out there that would do anything to harm us.

It’s wishful thinking.

OK, so is there an answer to this apart from abstaining from candies/lollies?

Yes there is.  First up we need to think about the sugar and then look at what type of flour is ok to make candies and/or cakes.

Maybe you haven’t really thought about it and you may ask:

  1. Are there healthy alternatives to refined sugar?  Well, of course.  I believe we have been supplied with all the wonderful natural foods our bodies could ever crave for and that we can maintain our weight without all the drama.
  2. Are there healthy alternatives to wheat flour?  You’d better believe it.  Many of us have severe allergies to wheat flour but all we need to do is replace it with an alternative.  It’s really that easy.

Of-course when we make goodies at home we don’t ply it with preservatives or the like, so we are not going to have to worry about that.  Just make sure you don’t add any artificial colours or flavours as you definitely will be defeating the purpose.

Gummies can be made out of totally healthy ingredients to build your health

Gummies – healthy alternative

Something interesting you can make is jelly vitamins which gives you the benefit of gelatin and chewy yummy lolly-like gels to eat… more about that another time.  There is no end to what you can do.

And above all, enjoy what you are doing and share them with your family and friends.  Before you know it they’ll be wanting to know when you are going to be making the next batch! I find that I don’t have to eat big pieces or lots of these foods… it’s just a taste and the enjoyment received seems to do the trick.  As I’m still interested in losing a little more weight I keep my portion sizes a little smaller, but I’m ever so happy to know that the food I’m eating is building my health and leading me in the right direction.

Many of us don’t want to spend time working out what to substitute with what.  We’ve got other things to do… but we’d really like to know and understand how to make the best healthy candy that’s around today. Click here if you want to know more about these wonderful healthy homemade candies?   You will find it easy to have on hand some lovely tasting foods to ease that “sweet” itch that comes along.  Don’t forget to let me know your experience with this… I’d love to hear.

Warm regards,
Marilyn Williams shares her experience of the difference it made when she concentrated on building her health rather than trying to lose weight

 

 

Marilyn Williams

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14 Comments:

  1. Do you have any recipes to try at home? Particularly the gummy vitamins?

    Those are my favorite candies and if you can make it healthy then all the better!

    Also have you noticed any difference in taste between healthy candy and the normal kind? Is it that noticeable or about the same?

    • Hi Travis! I made some gummy vitamins only the other day… ran out yesterday so need to make some more. I’ll take note of what I do so I can share. Even my son loved them and he’s asked me to make some for him… I think that tells a story on its own!

      I don’t notice any difference really… I guess it depends on what you put in them.

  2. I love your approach to health. I’m doing my own research into healthy eating on a budget. It’s easy to eat all the good stuff if you can just flip out the plastic bank card and not worry about it. But us poor folk, in between jobs or something like that need to eat healthy too.

    I just made my first jar of sauerkraut last week and I love it. My son thinks it’s rotten but that’s OK because that leaves more for me. Next I’m going to try to make some with more than just cabbage and see how that turns out.

    I will keep track of your blog. You have some good stuff here.

    Gary

    • I can fully understand what you are facing with trying to eat healthy on a budget. It can be done though. I might share on that.

      Good onya for making the sauerkraut… see that’s a very healthy food to eat and costs almost nothing to make. I made my first jar of it maybe 6 months ago and was absolutely amazed at how yum it tasted. My husband didn’t like it although it’s something he really should be eating, but oh well, as you say… it was more for me.

      I’ve run out of it at the moment but as I’m away staying with my sister after she’s had an operation, I deliberately let it go until I return. I can’t wait to make more. I too will be trying various combinations with the cabbage.

      Thanks for sharing about it on my blog, I really appreciate it, and you, because you are definitely trying to do the right thing for your body even though funds are tough.

  3. Loved the site and content. Very informative and well compiled. I especially love how you have the image in the background stays as the content scrolls down it. I am curious the articles you have about the birds and such you raised, where those raised for healthy meal purposes? I ask cause it seems your site is about a healthier lifestyle so just curious how those came into play. Also left a comment

    • Hi Shannon, yes I remember the comment… thanks. 🙂

      You are asking about my birds… ok it’s like this:

      I cannot for the life of me imagine lopping the head off one of my friends! Then… pluck its feathers out… stuff it… bake it… and then the final debauchery – attack it with a knife and fork!

      Of-course many people like to get out on a small farm and own their own cow to kill; their own pig to kill… etc etc… but for me, I cannot have a pet and then eat it. I can be told they are not pets, but with me… sorry, a pet they would become.

      Of-course it’s a great method if you can, but no… it’s not for me.

      In my introduction I talk about sharing with my readers about my life… and what I’m interested in. To that end I share my exploration trips and birds and whatever else comes into play as it’s all part of my healthier lifestyle.

      Thank you for your comments on my site, I really appreciate them.

  4. Hmmm, home made candy. I would have never thought that it was possible. I’m definitely looking forward to reading a post about that one.

    My biggest struggle is when my girlfriend makes cookies. It’s like I can’t control myself and I have to scarf down three or four at a time a couple of times a day until they are gone. The worst part about it is that she makes a lot of cookies, so I usually end up eating quite a bit of cookies.

    I finally had to have a talk with her and tell her that although I love her cookies, she need’s to stop making them because I have no self-control.

    • Oh dear I can so easily imagine what you face with all those lovely cookies that’s continually placed before you! It doesn’t make it easy.

      I guess there comes a time when you have to say “enough is enough” because you learn to recognise what it’s doing to your health.

      How about reading more about it, together with your girlfriend, and let her try out some of the wonderful healthy candies, cookies and bread on you… ones you can make without all the garbage.

      I’ll give you some links:

      Bread

      Cookies

      Candies

      Let me know how you get on as I’d love to know. 🙂

  5. Excellent and very informational site and article. Love it.

    • Thank you Shannon… appreciate that! Had a look at your site too and found it really interesting. Good onya! Between us we’ll work on getting the word out.

  6. Wow thanks for this great info. I can hardly believe there is such a thing as healthy candy… I’m so pleased I found this site

    • You’re welcome Susana! There really is no need to eat all the sugary junk that’s available when there is so much you can eat and truly enjoy that’s going to build you up and help make you strong. Let me know how you get on 🙂

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