19 Grain-Free *Date* Cakes to Crush Your Clean-Eating Cravings
Whether you’ve been inspired by healthy foodies on Instagram or that friend who can’t stop RAVING about Whole30 and the Paleo diet, you’re likely doing a clean-eating reset of some sort right now. Well, more power to you! Everyone knows that eating unprocessed foods in as close to a natural state as possible is best. But if somewhere around your Week Two a craving for a little something sweet kicks in, there’s no need for you to derail all your good work. Whether you’re a newbie to healthy eating or just hitting the reset button, you’ll HEART these 19 grain-free cakes that derive their sweetness naturally from dates. There’s sure to be one to suit every type of healthy eating plan.
14. Five-Ingredient Gluten-Free Healthy Date Squares: Even baking novices will have no trouble pulling together this simple but delicious cake. You know it’s 100 percent healthy when it only has five ingredients and you baked it yourself. (via Pure Ella)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!