I got tired of swiping a dozen pieces of sourdough toast twice every day. You know the drill: peanut butter AND jam, or butter AND honey… too much swiping! So I came up with this spread — just one swipe and you’re done. [by Jenna Ettlich]
Who could give up pizza? With an array of suggested dietary approaches and eliminations these days, the thought of giving up classic dishes like pizza is rather sad! I am here to tell you that it is absolutely possible to make a delicious whole food gluten-free pizza that will wow your family and friends. [by Jenna Ettlich]
Combining almonds and chocolate was one of my many culinary dreams last fall. This combination of cocoa, nuts, and coconut is sure to please everyone. Use for easy snacks, desserts, or breakfasts. Relish this crunchy, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free delight, and/or enjoy gifting to others! [by Jenna Ettlich]
In the world of muffins, quick breads, pancakes, and waffles, I vary our whole-grain flours and use many that are gluten-free. After quite a bit of reading, finessing, adjusting, and trying, I achieved gluten-free muffin success! My family was excited (and surprised!) when I finally served these chocolate chip banana muffins which didn’t crumble all over their plates, taste bitter, or compromise nutrition. I know you too will enjoy these delicious muffins! [by Jenna Ettlich]
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to finish up our three-part series on Real Food Sports Nutrition. If you engage in an activity that works up a sweat and a craving for real food and drink, you’ve come to the right place! Is there a nutrient-dense snack bar that will refuel our loved ones during recreational or physically demanding events? Could there be more than one? Yes and yes. You can make and package your own portable snack bars with few ingredients and little time! [by Jenna Ettlich]
I’m back with part 2 of a 3-part series on Real Food Sports Nutrition. Our society completely overhypes the need for processed, plastic-bottled ‘sports drinks.’ Thus, most of us don’t realize we can keep ourselves more than adequately hydrated with simply water or by combining real ingredients like herbal tea, fresh herbs, sea salt, honey, lemon and coconut water. To help you make your own, I’m sharing two real food recipes for delicious and easy homemade sports drinks.
For the recreational athlete, it is possible to fuel, hydrate, refuel and rehydrate using real food and drinks. Advertising of certain prepackaged, processed sports products may make us think we ‘need’ these items to perform well. But real food sports nutrition starts right in our own kitchens with nutrient-dense whole foods. We gain so much by engaging in recreational activities. An added benefit is seeing real food fit the bill for our fueling needs!
Making our own Sushi is appealing for several reasons: we can use fresh ingredients from our gardens, it’s more affordable and more nutritious than that of most restaurants, its ingredient list can be flexible, preparation can include all family members, it exposes us to foods of another culture, and it provides a complex, most wonderful taste. Join me as I show you how my family makes real food Sushi at home!
Moving is full of bittersweet farewells and anticipated adventure. Add the ‘real foods factor’ to the mix, and temporarily things seem more overwhelming. Whether you’re preparing for a move, new to real foods, or you need to reevaluate your sources, this article will encourage and support your efforts. Finding new suppliers for your family’s real food can be quite an adventure, but you’re likely to find success with a few smart strategies.