This delicious creation has all the tastes of Fall without any of the guilt! Apples, pears, pineapples, and cranberries are sprinkled with cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecans and drizzled with warm maple butter. It's reminiscent of traditional apple pie but free of inflammatory foods like wheat and refined sugar. Keep this Dr. Brown approved recipe handy since the holidays are just around the corner, and this is one to satisfy that sweet tooth without falling off the healthy-eating wagon!
3 gala apples
2 T pure maple syrup
¼ t cinnamon
½ t nutmeg
¾ stick pasture butter
Per the request of my aspiring little baker, my 8 year old daughter, we are featuring delicious Pumpkin Maple Muffins this week. This is a completely original recipe that the kids and I made up from scratch, and we think they turned out pretty delicious if we do say so ourselves. So get in the Autumn spirit and whip up a batch of these for your whole family to enjoy!
1 c hazelnut flour
¾ c coconut flour
¾ t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
½ t chopped ginger
½ c pasture butter (1 stick,) melted
In a moment of desperation, Celia came up with this delicious, no-hassle soup recipe last week that surprisingly won over our WHOLE family! We literally ate it three more times for different meals throughout the week with requests for seconds each time. This will definitely be a standard go-to when needing a quick and easy dinner that will please a crowd.
1½ lbs cooked chicken (boiled, leftover, rotisserie)
48 oz chicken stock
1 t white pepper
1 t sea salt
½ t garlic powder
¼ c chopped fresh cilantro
2 small jalapenos sliced
¼ c sliced green onions
This simple dinner recipe will please the pickiest of eaters and impress the harshest of critics. Grass-fed beef sirloin is smothered in a simple sauce made up of pure maple syrup, wheat-free Worcestershire, and a hint of bourbon. It is DELISH!
1½ lbs beef sirloin
8 oz white button mushrooms, stems removed
½ c pure maple syrup
3 T bourbon
¼ c wheat-free Worcestershire sauce
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Step 1 : Cube steak into 1 inch cubes.
Step 2: Place beef cubes in a gallon ziplock bag. Add maple syrup, bourbon, Worcestershire, sea salt and black pepper...
With Fall just around the corner, we are trying out some delicious spiced recipes that are sure to get you in the spirit. This one, in particular, struck a chord with our entire crew. Creamy butternut squash, melted butter, pure maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg blend together to create the perfect taste of Autumn we've all been anticipating. Tasty enough to be a dessert but healthy enough to pass as a side dish ... it is sure to please the whole family!
4 c diced butternut squash
¼ c melted butter
2 T maple syrup
½ t cinnamon
This new simple recipe has become a family favorite this past week. Lightly sweetened with a real food sweetener and packed with nutrient dense ingredients like nut butter and coconut milk, this recipe is not only good for you but will also satisfy your taste buds! We love it with apples and can't wait to try it with strawberries. It really is the perfect afternoon snack!
½ c nut butter
1 T pure maple syrup
8 oz unsweetened coconut milk
3 T raw cocoa powder
Add all ingredients to a food processor.
Blend until smooth.
Serve with your favorite fruit to dip!
According to Dr. Brown, refined sugar and artificial sweeteners cause havoc in the body and are best avoided. Pure maple syrup and raw, organic honey, however, are unprocessed and can be used sparingly in a healthy diet. In this recipe, nut flours and real food sweeteners are used to make a delectable treat that will have the whole family raving. Try this Chocolate Chip Coconut Cream Pound Cake for yourself ... you won't be disappointed!
½ c unsweetened shredded coconut
¾ c raw, local, organic honey
3 T coconut cream
1 t vanilla extract
1 c hazelnut...
Looking for another unique and delicious side dish? Look no further because this Dr. Brown approved Veggie Gratin is hearty, flavorful, and nutrient-dense. It is easy to prepare yet looks gourmet. This one is sure to impress your guests and families alike!
2 T olive oil
1 red onion large diced
1 red bell pepper diced
4-5 medium yellow squash ¼ inch slices
3-4 cloves garlic minced
6-7 fresh basil leafs
½ T fresh thyme leaves
¼ c Romano sheep cheese grated
½ c goat/sheep feta
¼ c hazlenut meal
Sea salt and white pepper to taste
In my house, we are always looking for new finger foods that are both Dr. Brown approved AND kid approved. These bacon-wrapped sausage links are just that and very versatile for an any-time-of-day protein-packed meal or snack. For breakfast serve with maple syrup, or for lunch or dinner serve with guacamole or ketchup. Because we suggest using turkey bacon and non-pork sausage, this recipe is also much better for you than you might have originally thought!
1 t olive oil
1 package organic, uncured turkey bacon
4 organic chicken, turkey or beef sausage links
2 T pure maple syrup,...
Jarred seasonings aren't really something I regularly think about containing harmful ingredients ... I mean, it's just spices, right? Well, as it turns out, many pre-packaged seasoning mixes actually do contain undesirable ingredients in order to increase shelf-life and in turn a manufacturer's bottom line. (Shocking, right? Not.) This week we are going to take a look at a few of the big name brand seasoned salts and then give you a quick homemade alternative that tastes just as good, if not better!
First up is the well known Morton's Season-All. The less than desirable ingredients are emboldened below.
Ingredients: Salt, Spices...
Per Dr. Brown's request, we have been trying to add more breakfast recipes to our database, and if you ask me, Celia knocked it out of the park with this one! It really is a great dish for any meal of the day, but it does use your typical breakfast ingredients like turkey bacon, eggs, and potatoes. Serve these at your next Sunday brunch, and you are sure to please the crowd!
2 large sweet potatoes (regular or Japanese)
4 pieces cooked turkey bacon, diced
¼ yellow onion, diced
2 green onion/chive stalks, sliced
1 t parsley
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In my opinion, it can also be one of the hardest meals to eat healthy at as well with our typical American diet and our grab-and-go lifestyle. That's why eggs make for such an amazing choice in the morning. The trick with this recipe is to have roasted veggies on hand leftover from a previous dinner meal. Then, it will only take a few minutes to whip up what will taste like a gourmet breakfast and will be 100% Dr. Brown approved to boot!