Pancakes are my kids favorite breakfast so I spent many a morning perfecting a recipe. I tried all sorts of concoctions with almond butter, coconut butter and other wheat substitutes but ever since making these simple pancakes I've never looked back. They taste and have the texture of a true pancake and are very high in protein so keep you satiated for hours. Top with Kerry Gold butter and some real maple syrup and you won't regret being grain free again.
These muffins are my kids favorites and they have the look and texture of their wheat based counterparts. Serve warm with a little butter or freeze for later consumption. They can easily be placed frozen into a child's lunch box and will be thawed by lunchtime.
Healthy dark chocolate paleo brownies made with either zucchini or sweet potatoes. I have a lot of zucchini in my garden in the summer so I freeze it grated. In the winter I thaw the frozen grated zucchini and pour out any water that has formed (I don't squeeze the zucchini dry, I just pour out the extra liquid). Great way to use that zucchini!
Whether you are skipping gluten but miss pizza or you just want to get more veggies into your diet this recipe is simple and easy. By using butternut squash as your pizza base you can make mini pizza’s in minutes. If you don’t eat cheese you can still get that pizza taste and feel by using a dairy free pesto sauce – my family's favorite is pesto, chicken, bacon and pineapple pizza.
Hummus is a delicious Middle Eastern spread made of chick peas (garbanzo beans) and tahini (sesame seed butter). High in monounsaturated fat from the olive oil, it also contains calcium from the sesame seeds, as well as iron, zinc and fiber from the chick peas.
Kombucha is a fermented probiotic beverage. The caffeine and sugar are "eaten" during the fermentation process and what you are left with is a tangy vinegar-like beverage. The taste of your kombucha will depend on the tea used and the fermentation length. The SCOBY is a bacterial and yeast starter culture that includes beneficial probiotics such as Acetobacter, Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Gluconacetobacter and Zygosaccharomyces strains. Drinking kombucha provides many more helpful.
For more information on Kombucha or to order a starter culture see the Cultures for Health website: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/kombucha-yeast-bacteria
Creamy and delicious, these bars are low in sugar while feeling like a treat. My kids and neighbors love the recipe below but it's easily adapted if you'd like to add more protein powder and/or less dates. I've also made them with stevia instead of maple syrup and they were great. Easily modified for taste, easy to make, and the hit of any occasion.
These muffins are the perfect snack or breakfast. They are crunchy on top and moist in the middle. Wheat free and veggie rich. This recipe is versatile and you can make them as savory or sweet as you want by altering the additions; raisins, chocolate chips, crunchy hemp seeds, or the addition of cinnamon or ginger can make them seem like different muffins each time.