One of my kids and I are back on GAPS intro for a “health tweak”… I randomly came up with this super easy snack (mostly out of desperation – but hey, it worked). I have really appreciated it this past week, as our snacking options are pretty slim right now.
I always have a few quarts of yogurt on hand. I make the GAPS legal variety according to this recipe. (always with whole milk!) I use my Excalibur dehydrator to keep the temp stable for 24 hours. I get my inexpensive yogurt starter cultures here.
Apple Cinnamon Yogurt (GAPS intro legal, GF)
I find that these measurements go well together though, although I’m guessing you could do more or less or any of them and it would work:
1 c. yogurt
1 c. cooked and mushed apple
1 T. cinnamon
Mix them all up until blended. That’s it. Take that, name-brand-low-fat-yogurt. 🙂 Who needs you???
We had this for breakfast yesterday morning (and again today)…and it was so good. Lots of good natural fats and Omegas, with minimal added sweetener. I made a huge batch so we can get more than one meal out of it, but you can certainly adapt it however you see fit. 🙂
Date Sweetened Banana Chia Pudding (GAPS, GF)
approx. 8 servings
2 cans coconut milk (whole, not low fat)
3/4 c. whole chia seed
1 T. vanilla (click here to see how to make your own)
10 pitted dates
Blend the coconut milk, vanilla, dates and bananas until smooth. It can take a little while, and you may have to scrape the sides of the blender and help it along a bit. Be patient, it’s worth it. 🙂
After the other ingredients are blended well, add the chia seed and blend until it is evenly dispersed. Hand mix if you can’t get it well enough. I think it would be preferable if you could chill this overnight…but I was short on time. I made it, let it sit 15 minutes, and it was still good. 🙂
You could have this for a good, healthy breakfast, snack or dessert. Top with sliced bananas, chopped walnuts, whatever you want. 🙂 Enjoy!
I was going to make soup tonight for supper…stopped in at the meat center for some burger, and lo and behold…they had fresh ground chicken with no additives… 🙂 Change of plans…
Southwestern Chicken Patties (GAPS/GF/Paleo)
Made: 9-10 patties (enough for lunches tomorrow too)
3 pounds of ground chicken
2 jalapeno peppers (medium size)
1/4 of a red onion
1 handful fresh cilantro
1 tsp sea salt
coconut oil for frying
Chop the peppers, onion and cilantro. I put mine in the food processor, chop until fine. Mix in large bowl with remaining ingredients. Shape into patties and fry in coconut oil until cooked through.
I served ours topped with my salsa verde, avocado on the side, and these squash fries (I fried ours in coconut oil instead of baked).