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January 16, 2018

EAT YOUR FEELINGS with Author Lindsey Smith


One of the most popular resolutions people make at the start of every new year is to eat healthier and maybe hit the gym once or twice. But what do you do when your new favorite book ends on a cliffhanger or your OTP goes in separate directions? Your first instinct may be to break out the chocolate bars, but food blogger Lindsey Smith has some other ideas. In EAT YOUR FEELINGS, Lindsey looks at ways to eat healthy food based on what people tend to crave the most during heightened emotional states. In this post, you can find one of her favorite recipes that is shared in the book.

Almond Chia Bread

Servings: 8 to 10


2 cups almond flour

¼ cup chia seeds

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon sea salt

¼ cup coconut oil

5 eggs

2 tablespoons maple syrup

½ cup sunflower seeds


1.      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.      In a bowl or food processor, combine the almond flour, chia seeds, baking powder, and sea salt.

3.      Add the coconut oil, eggs, and maple syrup, and mix or blend until smooth.

4.      Add the sunflower seeds to the mixture.

5.      Transfer the mixture into a parchment-lined or coconut-oil greased loaf pan. If you have extra sunflower seeds, sprinkle them on top for extra crunch.

6.      Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

7.      Let cool for 10 minutes. Serve it sweet with some raspberry jam or savory with avocado and sea salt.

From EAT YOUR FEELINGS: The Food Mood Girl's Guide to Transforming Your Emotional Eating by Lindsey Smith. Copyright © 2017 by the author and reprinted with permission of Wednesday Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

Photograph taken by Sarah VanTassel and the food styled by Quelcy Kogel.