Monday, May 23, 2016
What to bring to a BBQ?
When bringing food to an event, it can be tricky to choose the right foods. You want to bring a dish everyone can eat and in turn cater to the individual dietary restrictions of each person in attendance. The best thing to do is to call the hostess/host and ask them if anyone in their family has any restrictions. I also would inquire about the guests and see if anyone attending has any allergies to certain foods. Once you find out, then you can decide on what type of dish to serve.
I try for something simple and something that most of the crowd will like. A side dish is the way to go, unless the person asks for a main dish. Here are some great ideas for side dishes – vegan coleslaw, grilled vegetables, a big healthy salad, baked beans, corn, fruit salad, and dairy free brownies. But if there are people who can’t have certain ingredients because of food allergies or dietary restrictions, then you might want to offer alternatives. For instance when making the brownies, use dairy free, nut free, vegan chocolate. This way everyone can eat the brownies. When making the coleslaw and potato salad omit the mayo, so the vegans can partake. Use olive oil or coconut oil instead. A colorful fruit platter with melted dairy free, nut free, vegan chocolate served on the side is a healthier alternative to serving cake and is sure to satisfy the most discerning sweet tooth. The worst thing is going to a barbecue and you cannot eat anything due to your allergies or the healthy lifestyle acquired.
If you need a delicious treat for your upcoming Memorial Day party, then we invite you to visit our website to learn more about the allergy free chocolates that we have available. At No Whey foods, we offer allergy free chocolate that is dairy free, nut free, soy free and is also perfect for vegans and health-conscious friends and family members. Check out our website to learn more – www.nowheychocolate.com!
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
1.) It boost’s your mood : There is no denying that indulging your cravings for chocolate feels great. Enjoying food is part of enjoying life. People who eat chocolate also report being less stressed.
2.) It boosts heart health: Regular chocolate eaters welcome a host of benefits for their hearts, including lower blood pressure, lower “bad” LDL Cholesterol and lower risk of heart disease. One of the reasons dark chocolate is especially heart-healthy is its inflammation-fighting properties, which reduce cardiovascular risk.
3.) It may make you smarter – The boost of blood flow to the brain created by cocoa’s flavanols seems to make people feel more alert and awake. A British study found that people who ate chocolate rated better on counting tasks.
4.) It protects your skin: Forget about the myth that chocolate is bad for your skin causing acne. It’s the opposite. Dark chocolate is actually good for your skin. The flavonoids is an antioxidant found in dark chocolate which offers some protection from UV damage from the sun.
5.) It reduces stroke risk: In 2011 a Swedish study found that woman who ate more than 45 grams of chocolate a week had a 20 percent lower risk of stoke then woman who treated themselves to fewer than 9 grams a week.
6.) It improves Blood Flow: Cocoa has anti clotting, blood thinning properties that work in a similar way like aspirin, according to Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald, who is the Huff Post Healthy Living’s wellness editor.
7.) It improves Vision: Due to chocolate’s ability to improve blood flow, especially in the brain, researcher’s from the University of Reading hypothesized in a small 2011 study that chocolate also may increase the blood flow to the retina, therefore giving vision a boost
8.) It may fight diabetes: A small Italian study from 2005 found that eating chocolate on a regular basis increases insulin sensitivity, thereby reducing risk for diabetes.
So now is the time to get into the habit of eating chocolate on a daily basis. If you want a delicious healthier chocolate we invite you to visit our website to learn more about the allergy free milkless chocolates that we have available.Our milkless chocolate is dairy free, gluten free and vegan friendly. At No Whey Foods, we offer milkess chocolate that is free from the common eight allergens - which are peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat soy, fish and shell fish. It’s also perfect for vegans. Check out our website to learn more - www.nowheychocolate.com!
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
As a child I remember my mom letting me go to the corner store and pick out any candy I would like. But I was not able to have any dairy or products with nuts. I would have to hand her the bag hoping I could have it, as she would have to carefully read all the ingredients. There were many times I felt left out as my brother and sister were eating real chocolate candy. I would just stare at them wishing I could have one small bit. Once I became Vegan I was even more limited in my choices. When I found No Whey Chocolates as they area dairy free, nut free, vegan chocolate company I was in my glory!
Do you like M&M’s TM? Then you will love these! When I found these I was ecstatic because I was never allowed M &M’s TM. The NoNo’s have all the taste but no chemical dyes, allergens or animal derivatives. They offer three types - Choco NoNo’s, Pea”not” NoNo’s & Pretzel NoNo’s. The Choco NoNos are colored chocolate candies made with the famous milkless chocolate. The Pea “not” NoNo’s are similar to the Choco NoNo’s. The only difference is that the center has pea”not” butter in the middle. The Pretzel NoNo’s are the latest addition. They are a milk free chocolate coating with a gluten free pretzel in the center and covered with a crisp shell all natural.
These yummy concoctions have honest ingredients that taste great. They are also vegan friendly.
All No Whey products are now free of the 8 common allergens. Which are peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. Our Mission is to supply people who have lived a life of constant worry now to have a stress free life enjoying chocolate like the rest of the world. All of our chocolate are milkless and nut free. Visit our new website at www.nowheychocolate.com. If you have any questions about the ingredients in our vegan dairy free products shoot us an e-mail or give us a call.