This is my third post for Clean Eating dessert recipes and I think the recipes on this post are just as good as the first one, well except for the fact that the first post IS a lot of my own personal recipes I developed. If you haven’t seen Clean Eating dessert recipes part 1 you will surely want to. The link is below.
I know that Clean Eating sure is healthy, but sometimes it is also a lot more work to make cookies from scratch rather than just picking up a package at the local grocery store. But I can say that it is worth it in the end. I know that I certainly feel a lot better when I eat Clean. All those preservatives aren’t good for you and they make me feel awful. I also know that everything I make that is Clean sure does taste a lot better too.
When my mother grew up, her mother made everything from scratch almost. That was back before a lot of things were available pre-packaged at the stores. My mother grew up on homemade whole wheat bread, homemade cookies made with wholewheat flour (which she ground herself into flour), milk straight from the cow and eggs my mother gathered from the chicken nests herself and they even ate the chickens they killed and cleaned from the farm. Those were the days. My mother remembers that what they called store-bought bread was like candy to her. My mother loved it, even craved it, and that is because they never had it. She only remembers the brand Wonder Bread with the red, yellow and blue balloons on the white plastic package.
On the other hand, my mother also remembers all the work it took to make a big batch of homemade bread once a week, which basically took the whole day. She remembers having to clean out the guts from the inside of a chicken and planting an acre of garden and weeding it and watering it and picking the vegetables and freezing and canning it. Then there were her brother and father that had to milk the cows twice a day, every day – no days off there. If you wanted to go out of town you had to find someone else to milk the cows for you. She used to make her own butter from the fresh milk they got from the cows. She also made homemade cottage cheese, now that is one thing she didn’t like homemade, store made is much creamier. The texture of homemade cottage is awful. It certainly was a way of life and a whole lot of work. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
The point to all this is that we don’t have to do all the work to still have good clean homemade desserts. We can buy whole wheat flour from the store already ground, but of course it isn’t as fresh and some of the nutrients have escaped by time the flour gets to the store and you get it home. You can buy good, fresh butter from the store. I have seen fresh homemade butter in my local grocery store made by the Amish. It sure does look good and looks just like the butter my Grandma used to make. A lot less work too. We can buy raw whole milk from the store too, don’t have to milk those cows either. It’s not as fresh though and actually a lot more expensive.
Anyway, have I made anyone want to go out and buy a farm with some cows and chickens and plant a huge garden? It can be done, it has been done for centuries and it certainly is a fun way of life. You’ll never have to go the the gym again, you get all of the exercise you’ll ever need just working on the farm to put dinner on the table. Just to make myself clear, my mothers life was great, but I am sure glad I can go to the store and buy good Clean Eating ingredients to make my Clean Eating desserts.
Hope you like my good clean dessert recipes.
Other clean eating dessert recipes you won’t want to miss:
- 2. Paleo Salted Carmelitas Recipe
- 3. Clean Eating Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie Recipe
- 4. Strawberry Shortbread Bars Recipe
- 5. Clean Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
- 6. Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe
- 7. Mocha Almond Kind Bars Recipe
- 8. Clean Eating Apple Cookies Recipe
- 9. Dark Chocolate Bark with Toasted Quinoa & Nuts Recipe
- 10. Clean Eating Spelt Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- 11. Clean and Healthy Strawberry Crisp Recipe
- 12. Coconut Chocolate Energy Cookie
(just make sure to use Clean chocolate chips)