Start Somewhere: Healthier S’mores

2018-12-18T19:27:15+00:00June 29th, 2018|Articles, Dr. Patrick Flynn|2 Comments

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Campfires, stories, and s’mores are part of some great summer memories. Don’t let your summer memories be filled with nightmare ingredients like hydrogenated oils, GMOs, high fructose corn syrup, soy, dairy, added chemicals and preservatives. You would be surprised at the ingredients you find listed on chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers. Don’t let the summertime fun hold you back from getting healthy and Starting Somewhere. There are healthy s’mores options.

It’s true, s’mores will never be healthy. They will always be a treat. With a few healthy upgrades, you can make s’mores that are better and great for an occasional treat. A treat that you will feel better about, but still keep the summertime fun going.

We recently got together to make some memories around the campfire. Check out some of the ingredients we used to make our s’mores.

Healthy S'mores

Chocolate

Real cacao is good for you. It has lots of nutrients, antioxidants, and it supports healthy hormones. The problem is the majority of chocolate is filled with milk, processed sugars, soy lecithin, and artificial sweeteners. This turns your healthy chocolate into garbage. Try these instead.

Carob Chips

If you have a chocolate allergy, try carob chips instead. You can melt them down and cool them to make your own bars. If you are short on time you can sprinkle the chips on your marshmallow and they will taste just as good.

MarshmallowsHealthy S'mores

Conventional marshmallows are full of corn syrup, artificial colors and chemicals that aren’t good for anyone. Let’s face it, the kids are the ones who love the marshmallows the most and we don’t want to give them the chemical garbage.

Graham Crackers

We look for graham cracker options that are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and free of artificial flavors.

Eat Healthier S’mores

These aren’t meant for all the time, but for special nights these s’mores options are a healthier option. If you are roasting marshmallows you will need a roaster like this in Wellness Way green  Don’t let the fun add to your toxic load. These options have less of the chemicals and inflammatory ingredients that will stress your body. Have a healthier, fun summer while making memories.

Written by Dr. Patrick Flynn

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2 Comments

  1. Stephanie June 28, 2019 at 5:14 am - Reply

    When we make S’mores we use the Enjoy Life chocolate and cookies but I can’t use the Dandies brand marshmallows because they contain soy protein, argh! I wish there were another option. I’ve tried making my own but they didn’t go over well with the family.

    • The Wellness Way June 28, 2019 at 8:34 pm - Reply

      We have had our share of recipe fails too! Have you tried our recipe for making marshmallows? Sometimes it is trial and error to find something that works. Here’s our recipe: https://thewellnessway.com/marshmallows/

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