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make-ahead breakfast: bacon, egg, and cheese “muffins”

In breakfast, gluten free, paleo, primal, recipes, snacks on July 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Salty bacon, sharp cheddar, and light fluffy eggs all speckled with herbs and spices in a handy little cup. Now that’s my kind of a breakfast!

http://www.ournourishingroots.com/make-ahead-breakfast-bacon-egg-and-cheese-muffins/

watermelon whole fruit popsicles

In books, casein free, clever ideas, dairy free, desserts, gluten free, recipes, snacks on July 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

You can replace the watermelon puree with honeydew melon or cantaloupe puree.

Use any fresh organic fruit you have on hand.

I like using contrasting colors because it makes the popsicles look so pretty! And don’t forget to use seedless watermelon.

3 cups watermelon puree (about 1/4 to 1/2 a watermelon)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 peach or nectarine, diced small
handful fresh cherries, pitted and chopped

Recipe and instructions: http://www.nourishingmeals.com/2012/07/watermelon-whole-fruit-popsicles.html


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lemonade cucumber spa popsicles “spa pop”

In casein free, clever ideas, dairy free, desserts, food porn, gluten free, recipes, snacks on July 9, 2012 at 12:32 am

  • These spa pops are a healthier & more cost efficient alternative to store bought pops. More eco too, no packaging to toss!
  • As always, use your own taste buds to determine how sweet you want your ice pops.

Slice lemon in half and squeeze it over a strainer into 2 cups of cold water. Sweeten lemon water to taste with your favorite sweetener. Fill popsicle molds 2/3 with lemonade. Freeze uncovered for about 1 hour. Take pops out of freezer. Scrape and stir any ice crystals that have formed. Add a spoonful of the julienned cucumber to the pop molds. Be sure to leave a tiny bit of room at the top of your popsicle mold so they don’t overflow when you add the stick. With a popsicle stick or a butter knife, press the cucumber into the mixture so it is evenly distributed. Add your popsicle sticks, freeze pops for another 3-4 hours until solid. Makes 3 cups of popsicle mix

http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2010/08/03/lemonade-cucumber-spa-popsicle-recipe/

homemade apple chips

In casein free, dairy free, food porn, gluten free, recipes, snacks on July 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm

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Homemade Apple Chips
via The Italian Dish Food Blog

Just use cinnamon, or cinnamon + allspice

http://theitaliandishblog.com/imported-20090913150324/2012/1/2/homemade-apple-chips.html

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porkitos! (a.k.a. crispy prosciutto chips)

In food porn, recipes, snacks on June 26, 2012 at 6:03 pm

 

“I prefer prosciutto chips to bacon bits because they cook evenly and there aren’t any unappetizing flabby parts. These “Porkitos” also add a terrific salty crunch to creamy soups, salads, and purées. Or you can just stuff your face with them.” — Nom Nom Paleo

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/25437941473/porkitos-a-k-a-crispy-prosciutto-chips

Teresa Cutter’s chocolate protein power balls

In food porn, gluten free, paleo, primal, recipes, snacks on June 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm

These cookies are a great source of complete protein that contain all the essential amino acids needed for repair and for a healthy immune system, also a good source of vitamin E and minerals from the almonds and fresh dates.  The  cinnamon adds a lovely flavour and also helps stabilize blood sugar levels.  If you can’t have nuts, I would grind up some lovely sunflower, pumpkin and linseeds then throw them in the mix in place of the almonds.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

http://www.thehealthychef.com/2011/09/protein-fudge-cookies/

Teresa Cutter’s chocolate truffles

In desserts, food porn, gluten free, paleo, recipes, snacks on June 17, 2012 at 8:33 am

Feel like a healthy chocolate fix ?  Well you just can’t go past these delicious chocolate truffles.  They take around 10 minutes and make a great healthy and sustaining snack.  Perfect for outdoor activities such as long bike rides, hiking, sailing, picnics, long walks on the beach or a healthy dessert to have with coffee.

Almonds are a good source of protein.  If  using walnuts they are a great source of anti-inflamatory omega 3 that is great for heart and brain health. Chocolate is associated with a reduced risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes according to studies from the British Medical Journal. Chocolate contains compounds that act as stimulants believed to boost serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain.  It contains the stimulants theobromine and caffeine that can increase alertness and give you a pleasurable sensation similar to the high people get after exercise. Dates are a good source of minerals and adding a little cinnamon can help stabilise blood sugar levels.

 

http://www.thehealthychef.com/2012/03/chocolate-truffles/