If you follow me on socials, you knowww I love a yummy pastry. And, you also know that I love incorporating yummy pastries into balanced meals to get both the nourishment I need and the sweet satisfaction I crave! If you find yourself craving a slice of pastry or cookie in the morning but know that that won’t fuel you through your morning on its own, this post is for you. Let me show you how to turn a pastry into a balanced meal or snack together so that you can get the best of both worlds!
One reason I love this method is its versatility. The bowl I show here is just one of an infinite number of combinations you can create. Try a slice of banana bread over vanilla yogurt to switch things up. Or, try a cinnamon muffin over pumpkin yogurt (amazing for this upcoming fall)! Further, the staying power of these bowls is up to you and your toppings game. Want a snack to keep you full? Maybe you use some toppings that feel lighter in your stomach than you would for a meal you want to fuel you through your morning. The power is in your hands!
That all being said, let’s get to the bowl-makin’ 🥣 Keep scrolling for the full details on this carrot cake yogurt bowl that I enjoyed recently!
I want to reiterate that there is NOTHING wrong with eating the pastry, cookie, muffin, etc by itself. Some days, all we want is a warm slice of banana bread, and that’s it. That is more than okay! Balancing out your meals and snacks is a tool, as we say, not a rule. Use this tool when you want to, not because you *have* to.
P.S. Not sure if you’ve seen, but Ryann is pregnant and due this fall! While this means she is not taking on any new individual clients until 2024, she DOES have some special offers coming out in the next few weeks to jumpstart your healing journey!
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If you find yourself craving a slice of pastry or cookie in the morning but know that that won’t fuel you through your morning on its own, this post is for you. Let’s turn a pastry into a balanced meal or snack together so that you can get the best of both worlds!
Licensed Therapist, Certified Nutritionist, and Virtual Wellness Coach
Ryann is a licensed therapist and virtual wellness coach who has assisted individuals worldwide in establishing a healthier relationship with food and their bodies.
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