Pumpkin Zucchini Bread (grain free and low in sugar)

Posted on July 31 by
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Ingredients

2 cups almond flour (does not have to be blanched)

1 cup shredded zucchini, with excess moisture squeezed off using paper towel

3/4 cup pumpkin puree

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 egg, lightly whisked

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

½ tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. nutmeg

¼ tsp. sea salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional) **

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9X5 loaf pan with coconut oil.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, maple syrup, pumpkin puree & zucchini until combined.

4. Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients, mixing until there are no clumps.

5. Pour pumpkin zucchini pumpkin mixture into a prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Healthy Eating.....

Posted on July 29 by
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Healthy eating is not about one food, one meal, one day or even one single week ... it is about patterns over a longer period of time.
One "cheat" meal does not disrupt a healthy eating pattern and one "good" meal can not undo chronic poor food choices.

Healthy Sesame Chicken

Posted on July 26 by
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Chicken Ingredients

1 pound boneless, skinless pasture-raised chicken breasts (cut into 1/2-inch strips)
2 tablespoons almond flour
1 pinch each of salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Small bunch of spring onions (scallions), chopped

Sauce Ingredients

3 tablespoons organic soy sauce
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 teaspoon sriracha sauce (add more for a spicier flavor)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, soaked overnight
1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)

Procedure

In a large bowl, combine the chicken, cornstarch and the pinch of salt and pepper.
Heat a large pan to high heat for at least two minutes. Add the coconut oil and chicken to the pan. Stir-fry the chicken for five to six minutes or until it is golden brown.
In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, honey, sriracha, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds and coconut oil. Add the mixture of the chicken and allow the sauce to simmer for three to four minutes or until thick and sticky.
Remove the chicken from the pan, then sprinkle with chopped spring onions.

Good Food....

Posted on July 24 by
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