If you are anything like me, you start feeling a little peckish between lunch and dinner.
I like to change up my snacks and I try to make them as healthy as possible. (Don’t kid yourself, sometimes I just eat junk)
Here is a list of quick easy snacks:
- Mix one part salted nuts (any kind you like) with one part unsalted and one part fruit. The fruit can be raisins (my favourite), dried cranberries, dried blueberries, what ever tickles your taste buds.
- Baby carrots, celery, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower etc. with goat cheese warmed for the dip. If you want to take it a little further, mix some dill or other seasoning into the goat cheese.
- Apple slices with goat cheese and walnuts.
- Cherry tomatoes stuffed with feta and spinach. (just chop the spinach finely and mix in with the mashed feta.
- My summer time favourite is a mixture of goat yogurt and fruit mashed together and frozen in a popsicle mold.
- My favourite winter snack is homemade hot chocolate sweetened with coconut palm sugar and a couple of mandarin oranges.
I have many more snack ideas throughout this blog and I am always looking for more.
If you are interested in sharing your healthy gluten free snacks, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to learn more recipes.
Well, that’s it for now kids.
Take care of you!
Love Aunt Jayne
1 cup raw cashews
3 tbs coconut palm sugar
2 tbs ground flax
2 tbs melted coconut oil
2 tbs raw honey
½ tsp cinnamon (optional)
¼ cup GF chocolate morsels or raisins
Place all of the ingredients, except chocolate or raisins, into a food chopper.
Process until it looks like cookie dough.
Add chocolate or raisins and pulse until mixed through.
Roll into balls and flatten with your palms.
Place into an air-tight container and refrigerate until you want to serve them.
As many of you who follow me know, I have changed my diet in the last several months.
This blog will be reflecting those changes.
I no longer do product reviews and have removed those I have done in the past. (If you find one I have missed, please let me know)
Also, I am changing over my recipes. They will all be gluten free, dairy free, processed sugar free, soy free and non-GMO.
Please bear with me as I make these changes, but when you come across a recipe you are interested in, contact me for substitutions for the afore-mentioned ingredients.
Eat well my friends 😀
Love Aunt Jayne
1 ½ tbs olive oil
1 cup ketchup (check the ingredients)
1 cup white vinegar
¼ cup molasses
¾ cup honey
¼ cup GF Worcestershire sauce ( See recipe http://wp.me/prAld-aJ)
1 medium onion, minced
½ tsp paprika
1 tsp minced garlic
½ tsp dried marjoram
½ tsp cumin.
In a large saucepan, over medium high heat, warm the oil.
Add the minced onion and garlic cook until lightly browned.
Add remaining ingredients, stir well and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until thickened.
Remove from heat and cool.
Store in the refrigerator in a container with a lid.
Those of you who know me at all, know that I HATE additives, preservatives and artificial colours and flavours.
Anyone who has food allergies or intolerance (Which includes most people with Celiac) should be very careful about things like food colourings. (Store bought Red is made from crushed beetles for example)
I just found a site that gives you the how-to on making your own food colourings. This site has many other wonderful articles.
I hope you will check them out here: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/natural-food-coloring.html
2 cups NuNaturals More Fiber Stevia Baking Blend
½ cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups Cassava Flour
1 cup brown rice flour
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ cups almond milk
3 droppers full of NuNaturals Pure Liquid Lemon NuStevia
Preheat oven to 325ºF.
Lightly grease a bundt pan.
Mix the softened butter and Stevia Baking blend until fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add the dry ingredients and almond milk alternately, a little at a time.
Add the Lemon NuStevia and beat well.
Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes.
Test with a toothpick after 40 minutes and again at 45 and 50.
Do not overcook.
Allow to cool about one hour and invert onto a cake plate.
Glaze if desired. (Not recommended for diabetics)
1 1/2 cups coconut palm sugar
¼ cup melted butter or non-soy butter substitute.
2 to 4 tbs fresh lemon juice.
Beat the butter and sugar together and add the lemon 1 tbs at a time until “spreadable”
½ cup NuNaturals More Fiber Stevia Baking Blend
1 tbs cocoa
3 droppers full of NuNaturals Pure Liquid Orange NuStevia
2 cups coconut
Preheat oven to 350ºF
Lightly grease a large cookie sheet.
Beat the eggs.
Add the baking blend and cocoa.
Add the orange NuStevia and beat well.
Add the coconut and mix with a spoon.
Drop by spoonfuls onto the prepared pan.
Bake about 6 minutes.
Allow to cool before removing from the pan.