Grain Free Tortilla Chips
Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! I love chips with guacamole, but I don't like eating all the corn that comes with it. Try this recipe, they aren't quite as crispy but I think depending on how thin you make them, they will be more like a chip and less like a flat tortilla. I loved them! Same great taste, and make it with my homemade guacamole and salsa.
Tip: Pizza stones are great for making things crispy without having the batter stick to the pan.
Healthy tip: Corn can be inflammatory. Substituting with almond flour, cuts down on the amount of carbohydrate immensely.
Grain Free Chia Bread
This recipe is super easy to make, and if you can believe it has no grains at all. The recipe can be altered a little depending on how much "bread you want to make". A smaller pan is made with 2 eggs, and a larger pan with 4 eggs. I sort of experimented with this recipe using a few things I have used in past recipes. Try it out! It makes a consistency like a focaccia egg bread.
Tip: The consistency should be easy enough to spread with a knife, but not too watery. You can change the consistency by adding more liquid or adding more almond flour.
Healthy tip: Chia seeds are a great source of mucilaginous fiber, it is good for digestion among other things like Omega-3 fats.
Vanilla Panna Cotta with Raspberry Jam
I am not a huge "sweets" fan, but a dessert like this doesn't have any added sugar. It has saturated fat from the heavy cream, but if you are only eating this on occasion, it is tasty and filling without the sugar. This dessert is also OK on the ketogenic diet. Panna Cotta is like a gelatin mixture with cream, it is like a more dense pudding. It tastes good with vanilla. I added some mint and raspberry jam, it is actually my chia seed jam. This dessert needs time to set in the fridge, so make it ahead of time and cover it with plastic wrap until you are ready to eat.
Tip: If you like sweets, you can add 1/3 cup of sugar to the recipe. You could also add chocolate in the recipe to change the flavor.
Healthy tip: Avoiding fat isn't necessarily good for you. The brain, the heart, the skin, every cell in your body needs fat. It is the sugar and carbohydrates that are inflammatory.
Vegan Avocado Mousse
Vegan means this recipe is dairy and egg free. This is also gluten free because it doesn't contain any flour products. The cacao powder gives it a chocolate flavor and the banana and avocado give it a creamy consistency. I sweetened this with dates, but you can use regular sugar or honey instead. It is really simple, easy and tasty! The garnish on top is a lavender flower. This is one of the few recipes I kept from my original blog in 2011.
Tip: Mousse is supposed to have a smooth texture, and so the longer you food process it, the more the dates will blend into the mousse.
Healthy tip: Cacao powder is full of antioxidants, it is also what traditional chocolate is made out of. Antioxidants are good for brain support, heart, and repairing oxidative damage from poor diet.
Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Date Jam
This is the perfect introduction into the fall season! You will be welcoming the cooler weather with this savory mix of pumpkin and spice. This recipe is easy to make, delicious to eat and low in fat and sugar, Give it a try! Great for Thanksgiving.
Tip: Use the brown sugar if you like sweet tasting pecan pie. If you are trying to do low carb or low sugar, just use the honey and maple syrup in moderation. The pecan date jam also has sugar which will be a good addition on top.
Healthy tip: Pumpkin is filled with anti-inflammatory properties and pecans are a great way to get healthy antioxidants like Vitamin E!
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