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    Guest Blog from Jahdiel Caudle + Recipe!

    Guest Blog from Jahdiel Caudle + Recipe!

    Hello there Guiltless Goodies fam!

    We have a new friend to introduce you to! Her name is Jahdiel, she is a wife and mama to three who integrated our goodies into her family's lifestyle over 5 years ago! We loved learning that our food has made a difference in their lives, after all, that's been our goal since we started! We love being that healthy nourishing option for families out there, and it warms our hearts when we hear from YOU!

    Now before we get too sappy, let's hear from Jahdiel! We hope you enjoy her story AND amazing recipe she shared!

    Guiltless Goodies world!

    I am so excited to be able to share with you my love for everything Guiltless Goodies! My name is Jahdiel Caudle. I am a stay at home mother of two very active boys and one newborn little girl.  I live in Midland, Texas and am admin for several mom groups including Natural Moms of Midland and Midland Crunchy Mamma Tribe. I have a passion for helping mothers through natural living, pregnancy, and managing their home life simply. I am currently in the process of becoming a birth boot camp teacher.

    My wonderful husband was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12. We started seeing an integrative medicine doctor about 6 years ago to help manage his diabetes and possibly cure him from the disease. When they told me we had to completely change the way we eat my first thought was “you mean I have to give up my cake and cookies?”. I had to completely relearn how to cook every meal we liked. I loved to cook and bake but I was working and pregnant with our first child and didn’t have time for it. Our doctor was the first person to tell me about Guiltless Goodies. I placed a bulk order for pizza crust, bread and tortillas. I fell in love! The best part was it didn’t raise my husbands blood sugar and it was so yummy! I started stocking up my freezer with everything Guiltless Goodies offered. It was convenient, delicious, and healthy.

    Five years later, here we are. I still order everything Guiltless Goodies. They have come a long way and now offer donuts, cookies, brownies and my favorite is the 7 Seed Flour which allows me to make all kinds of treats on my own. We mostly eat Guiltless Goodies for breakfast. Both my older kids go to school and it is so nice to know I can grab them a donut and they will be full until lunch. They can enjoy donuts with dad at school and I feel good about knowing it fills them up, it doesn’t raise their blood sugar, and they LOVE them. We also take muffins and donuts camping to fit into our outdoor adventurous lifestyle. We need something quick that gives us energy throughout the day, and I haven’t found anything that does that better.

    My most recent discovery of how amazing Guiltless Goodies is, was when trying to increase my milk supply while breastfeeding. About two months ago we all came down with a stomach bug. My milk supply tanked. I started eating Guiltless cookies and my supply increased very quickly. I’ve been giving Guiltless cookies to friends as lactation cookies ever since.
    My new favorite way to use Guiltless 7 Seed Flour is making sausage balls. Such a great snack or lunch option for kids too. Below I've shared my recipe!


    Guiltless Sausage Balls
    2 c Guiltless Goodies 7 Seed Flour
    ½ c almond flour
    1 Tbsp coconut flour
    2 tsp grain free baking powder
    ½ tsp garlic powder
    12 ounces raw cheddar cheese, shredded
    1 pound spicy sausage (pastured and nitrate free preferred)  


    *Preheat oven to 425 F, adjust rack to the middle position. Line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.

    *In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients except the sausage. Use your hands to incorporate the sausage to the dry mix (1-2 minutes until the mixture comes together) The mixture will be damp. Roll the mixture into 1 ½ inch balls and place on the baking sheet.

    *Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

    *Cool 5 minutes and serve.

    *Paleo/ dairy free adaption: omit cheese. Decreases sausage balls to 18.

     

    We couldn't be happier that customers like Jahdiel are eager to share how our food  aides in their health and well-being. From diabetes to nursing mamas, it truly does matter how you fuel your body and we are so proud to offer products that do just that. If you're interested to learn more about Jahdiel, visit her here on Instagram!

    Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

    As soon as September hit we were ready for all things pumpkin around here! We used our amazing 7 Seed Flour (of course!) making these muffins grain free and gluten free! They are insanely moist and pack a perfectly sweet punch that will satisfy your pumpkin and chocolate cravings for sure. Here's what we did....

    As with most baking recipes- first mix all wet ingredients in one bowl, and dry in another. Make sure to mash your banana and slightly beat your eggs before adding to the mix. (Or forget to do that like I did and spend extra time mashing as you mix everything together! Ha!)

    https://www.guiltlessgoodies.com/collections/all/products/gluten-free-flour-7-seed

    Next add wet to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

    This is a sticky batter, so don't be alarmed! The easiest way to fill your muffin tin is with the help of a cookie dough scoop like this one. They aren't very expensive and if you're a baker, you'll never be sorry you bought one. I reach for mine often, whether it's for baking or for scooping out home-made meatballs!

    I lined my muffin tin with liners but I would recommend spraying the tin with non-stick spray instead. I found that many of my muffins stuck to the liners even when cool, and sucking muffin liners isn't cute...but I did it anyway because these muffins are that good. Therefore, fill your non-stick sprayed, 12 count muffin tin 3/4 full. Also, sprinkle a few extra mini chocolate chips on top because CHOCOLATE, and because you're a fancy baker who knows how to make things that not only taste good, but look good too!

    Throw these babies in the oven for 25-30 minutes. I know this seems like a long time for muffins, but this is such a wet batter I found that mine still weren't done at the 20 minute mark. Ovens vary though, so check yours around 20-22 min and see how they look.

    They come out smelling like heaven, and other people in your house will emerge from their rooms and ask what you're up to. Feel free to use the power of these delicious treats to bribe said people to do things in order to taste one. Or not, just saying!

    And your last step is take some Instagram worthy photos of your muffins and tag us so we can see! We hope you enjoy!

    Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

    (recipe adapted from Jen Eddin's Pumpkin Banana Muffin)

    Ingredients:

    • 1 medium banana, mashed
    • 1/2 c pumpkin puree
    • 1/3 c maple syrup
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 1/4 c 7 Seed Flour
    • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
    • 3/4 tsp baking powder
    • 3/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 c mini dairy free chocolate chips

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven at 350 and spray 12 count muffin tin with nonstick spray.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine mashed banana, pumpkin, maple syrup, lightly beaten eggs, melted coconut oil and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
    3. In a larger separate bowl, combine 7 Seed Flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine.
    4. Add wet ingredients into dry plus add chocolate chips. Mix until just combined.
    5. Evenly distribute batter in muffin tin, about 3/4 full.
    6. Place in your 350 degree oven and bake 25-30 min.
    7. Remove from tin and cool on wire rack.
    8. EAT AND ENJOY!

    Guest Blogger Ophelie Herve of Live to Love to Live

    Guest Blogger Ophelie Herve of Live to Love to Live

    One thing you need to know about us at Guiltless Goodies, is that we are passionate about you living your best, healthiest life and taking care of your mind body, and spirit. This company has a rich story of how it was born, why it exists, and why we are still growing. We want to feed you real food that fuels your body, food that doesn't weigh you down and cause you harmful side effects. We want to impact the world with a product that makes a difference in how you live, eat, and feel!
    That being said, we also want to support others out in world who are trying to live their best life, pursuing positivity and sharing their knowledge and growth! We became friends with blogger (and customer!) Ophelie Herve because we were drawn to her vulnerability and the bright light of positivity she's shining into the world!
    We hope you enjoy hearing about her journey in self-discovery and self-love and walk away encouraged after reading her message.
    Now here's Ophelie!

    I am a chatter. So, naturally my mind was racing a million miles a minute wanting to share all I have learned in the past couple years. I wanted to encourage you all in so many ways...but I was at a loss for words. How do I narrow it down? What topic will resonate with them the most?

    And then the oh-so-fun thought, “what will they think of me?” And then I knew.

    I have spent the better part of my life held captive by this question. This question screamed so loudly that it drowned out any confidence I had. It led me to alter my actions, pursue perfection, and present myself in such a way that I thought would be desirable and worth loving. I quieted my quirky self, I became obsessed with working out, I jumped on any fad diet there was, I did everything I could to graduate with straight A’s, and from the outside I’m sure I had a convincing act. I became a fitness instructor in addition to graduating with Summa Cumme Laude in Mechanical Engineering. (Currently pursuing my Masters in Mechanical Engineering.) I was surrounded by community, and strong in my faith. But what people didn’t see was the girl who stood in front of the mirror every night, slowly becoming unrecognizable, replacing my passions with those of others. Convinced that I still wasn’t enough, seeking out the approval of others. “Do better, be better...be different.”

    I share this not to brag about my accomplishments, but rather to truly demonstrate the lie of an image. As an Instagram influencer, I want you to know that Instagram, social media, and sadly, life itself, is becoming a highlight reel. This world wants you to believe that you fall short. That you are not enough.

    It took hard work to realize that that voice was not my own. That voice was the world and it is a pro at deception. By consistently taking my thoughts captive, being honest and confessing where I was really at, and reminding myself of truth, I slowly and gradually started to rediscover who I was...who I am. It is a choice. And I chose to love the REAL ME radically for all she is today, as she is.

    I’m a mix of tea and coffee. I want a nut butter bar at my wedding. I love green smoothies and HIIT classes. I love naps and triple chocolate molten lava cakes. I don’t have abs or toned legs and I still struggle with body image some days. I love singing and songwriting. I love painting and crafting! I love sunrises and slow mornings. I could spend the rest of my life having heart-to-heart one-on-one conversations. I’ll always pick a book over Netflix. Most days I don’t want to study, I hate doing laundry, and my room is a mess. I’m a morning and a night person (1-6pm is simply not my prime). I love taking walks. I love cuddling, and words of affirmation is my love language. I love loving others wholeheartedly, unconditionally, radically...but for too long, I forgot to love myself.

    So I challenge you to drown out the world for a moment, and I invite you to start telling yourself you are enough. Start adopting a positive mentality. Choose to say “I love you” in the mirror. Fall in love with that person. Real, raw, unfiltered. Your truest self. I strongly believe you have been crafted and sculpted by a Master Creator. You are a work of art. So live loud. Live loved. Love to live. And live to love. This doesn’t mean you will never be tempted to believe a lie about yourself again. I can just say from my experience, it gradually gets easier to fight off those thoughts by saying, “hey world, I’m choosing to be unapologetically myself. This is me, the REAL me. She is more than enough.”

    (Above Image from Ophelie's Instragram!)

    If you want more of this kind of raw authenticity you definitely need to follow along Ophelie on her blog and her Instagram.

    Thanks again, Ophelie! And thank you sweet readers who continue to show up and support us!

    Guest Zoe Palmer Talks Type 1 Diabetes + Guiltless Goodies

    Guest Zoe Palmer Talks Type 1 Diabetes + Guiltless Goodies

    Ok Guiltless Fam,

    We have a new guest blogger and her story is one of positivity and inspiration. Zoe Palmer tells us about living with Type 1 Diabetes and how our products have become a staple in her diet. If you're unfamiliar with Type 1 Diabetes we've included some visuals we pulled off the web that help explain how it can affect the body.

     

    We hope you enjoy hearing her story! Be sure to check her out on Instagram and give her a follow!

     

    Hi y’all!

    My name is Zoe Palmer - also known as @zoeepalmerr on Instagram, and I am writing to share my love and appreciation for Guiltless Goodies!

    My journey with Guiltless Goodies all started back in April of 2018. I was just a little over a month of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the late age of 20 years old, almost 21. I had honestly been struggling with trying to find a breakfast that was not only good for me and my blood sugars, but that was tasty enough for my cravings! I was a HUGE dessert person before my diagnosis in March of 2018. I thought I would never be able to enjoy anything sweet again without the risk of having my sugars go high UNTIL, I found Guiltless Goodies!!

    Their products have been a life changer and life saver for me. And that’s not even saying enough. I eat their donuts every single morning for breakfast and have their other treats for a light snack to hold me over until my next meal. Their products have worked so well for me, that I don’t even have to take insulin for them. That is a huge success for me. When I don’t have to take insulin for something I am going to eat, it just feels like a really big accomplishment. After I was diagnosed with diabetes I was eating frozen waffles that were lower in carbs and had zero flavor.. I mean zero... I was having to take insulin for these and my sugars were still going high. Even if I carb counted right, I was still feeling bad.

    For those of you that don’t know, when your blood sugar goes high you get very lethargic and you get very testy. And who wants to feel that way? I can 100% say, I have never had a high blood sugar after eating Guiltless Goodies. All while not even taking insulin for them!!! Eating their products have really changed my mornings, days, and all around life. After eating my breakfast I feel satisfied, good, and awake! When your blood sugars are in range, so is your mood.

    Fast forward a couple months later and I was finding out my kidneys had been damaged from being undiagnosed with diabetes for so long. I have really been trying to watch my sodium intake because that can help some with keeping the damage under control. I had already been eating Guiltless for awhile and when I was broken the news about my kidneys I started looking at the sodium in everything I was eating. I can’t even explain to y’all the amount of happiness that went through me when I learned that the sodium in Guiltless products are low. I was not ready to give up the donuts, and honestly don’t think I ever will be.

    Lindsey and Daniel have created treats that fit well with a lot of lifestyles. And just to make me love them even more, they CARE about how their products affect your body. Being a diabetic that is super important to me, and that’s a big win in my book. What I am getting at is, if you don’t have Guiltless in your life by now, you are truly missing out! I have even gotten my family, friends, and boyfriend hooked on these sweet treats. And my boyfriend doesn’t have a sweet tooth in his body. Since being diabetic I have really started to pay attention to what I am putting in my body and I am so happy that I found Guiltless Goodies. I would be lost and grumpy without them.

    We are so thankful Zoe shared her experience with us. Above is a photo she sent us of her insulin levels after eating our donuts. She was delighted that her levels hadn't spiked and that she didn't have to take insulin! Simply Amazing! Congrats, Zoe!

    Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Brownies by AvacadoEats!

    Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Brownies by AvacadoEats!

    We were going to wait to introduce our next guest blogger, but this recipe IS JUST TOO GOOD, and it didn't seem fair to keep it from you!
    So allow us to introduce Ava, of AvacadoEats! This talented young lady is passionate about distance running, living a balanced healthy lifestyle, and most importantly eating, REAL FOOD. If you follow her on instagram (if you're not, you SHOULD), you know she plates up drool worthy dishes, like this one below with our Cake Donut on top!
    When Ava told us she used our Organic 7 Seed Flour to make Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Brownies we knew we had to share it with you!  Thank you, Ava!!! Find recipe below!
    Hey everyone I’m Ava!
    I have a huge sweet tooth, and call myself one of (if not THE) biggest Guiltless Goodies fan. I love how they make the best tasting treats EVER- that aren’t loaded with a bunch of processed junk. Now that I know they make a 7 Seed Flour that is fun and easy to bake with- my addiction just got even more real. I hope you like the recipe!
      Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Brownies (GF)
      • 1 cup organic 7 seed flour
      • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
      • 1/2 tsp baking soda
      • 1/2 tsp baking powder
      • 1/4 cup cacao powder
      • 2 eggs
      • 1/2 cup coconut oil (measured liquid)
      • 1/3 cup maple syrup
      • pinch of salt
      Peanut Butter Top:
      • 1/4 cup peanut butter
      • 1/2 cup canned sweet potat
      • 1 egg
      • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
      • dash maple syrup (if you want sweeter)
      Directions:
      • preheat oven to 350 and line a baking dish with parchment and non stick spray
      • to prepare the brownie mix, mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients in 2 separate bowls. stir dry mix with hands to ensure no clumps.
      • gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined
      • pour into parchment lined dish
      • to prepare peanut butter topping, add all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together
      • pour mixture over top of the brownie mix in horizontal and vertical lines
      • make swirling motions with knife through pan to create a swirled look
      • bake for 45 to 50 min
      • let cool for 10 min, then eat and enjoy!

       

      If you make this recipe please tag us and Ava so we can see your yummy brownies!