Then I came across a recipe for chocolate seed balls that used dates instead of cream and sugar, and my curiosity was piqued!They were vegan, which meant I could make them for my mom, they had tons of healthy protein and omega-3s, no added sugar whatsoever! That first batch was good, but ultimately a little too seedy for my taste, which is why I transitioned to nuts (but if you have nut allergies, then definitely substitute a mix of chia seeds, ground flax seeds, and hemp seeds for the nuts! Nuts are also high in protein, fiber, and fatty acids, but you should always buy them raw! Leaving aside the salt issue, most manufacturers use vegetable oils in the roasting process, which knocks off the balance between omega 3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acids.On October 14, 1916, candy shops around the country filled newspapers announcing their sweetest treats and delights.The earliest mentions of the “Sweetest Day of the Year” were in several advertisements found in Indiana, Minnesota, and Texas newspapers. In 1917 with war raging in Europe, many retailers encouraged patrons to “Get one for yourself and one for the boys overseas!
I literally groaned with pleasure as I was eating the first one of these.From its inception as Candy Day in 1916, this day reminds us that even small tokens improve the lives of those around us who are suffering or going without.While the day may have begun with candy and sweets, encouraging us to take home sweets to our sweethearts and friends, it is a day full of lessons in persistence, resilience and doing small things in greatly.” By April of 1918, the United States officially entered the war in Europe and with that came rationing.Sugar, as well as many other commodities, became scarce.