Last night as I sat in seated position, palms together placed at my chest, with my head bowed towards my body, I found myself choked up with tears in yoga. Every class is ended with a pause of gratitude for family, friends, and self–for honoring the body and making the choice of following through on an action that greatly benefited your self for an hour. What about that that got me choked up is difficult to express, all I can say is that it has been something on my mind this past weekend.

Baby Chick Macaroons - Fork & Beans

Choices. We all have to make them every day and they always come with a sacrifice. We choose one thing to forgo the other {a sacrifice}–sometimes it’s a good choice that might be costly, but the end result far out weighs any sacrifice that is made. Other times the sacrifice is something that would have been beneficial, but the choice was to ignore it. Yoga has become a non-negotiable in my life recently. There is no choice for me because that sacrifice of my 60 minutes of time does not compare to what the practice does for my mind, body, and soul. I just wish there were more things in my life that I know are good for me that were non-negotiables. Unfortunately I am so flawed when it comes to excuses. Meh. Excuses. I wish action was more of a friend to me than excuses but truth be told, I can find an excuse for everything. Which is why I created this:

 Click on the picture to be directed to what exactly this Challenge is.

What I don’t have an excuse for, however, are these adorable baby chick macaroons, comfortably sitting in seated position themselves, meditating. You would never know it, but baby chicks are quite versed in making the right choices for their body, soul, and mind. Maybe I should learn a thing or two from these adorable creatures…

Baby Chick Macaroons - Fork & Beans


Gluten, egg, and dairy free

makes 1 baby chick


  • 1 raw macaroon {I used these}
  • 1/4 c. vegan chocolate chips, melted
  • whole almonds sliced in half for: feet and wings
  • 1/2 almond for the beak
  • 2 chocolate chips for the eyes
  • cranberry slice for the top


  1. Dip macaroon into melted chocolate on the bottom. Place the almond feet in position to lay macaroon on top. Allow chocolate to “glue” feet on.
  2. Using remainder chocolate as the glue, place on the beak, wings, eyes, and cranberry top. Allow to set for 10 minutes.

Baby Chick Macaroons - Fork & Beans