Low-sugar desserts!

BuzzNutrition Commentary in italics! ================ Cocoa-Date Truffles Though a natural form, dates are still sugar! Experiment with using fewer dates to achieve minimum necessary sweetness. Source: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2012/06/cocoa-date-truffles Ingredients 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder 1 1/2 cups Medjool dates, pitted 3 tablespoons (or more) unsweetened shredded coconut or quick-cooking oats Pinch of sea salt Flavoring Options (choose one) 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut 1 teaspoon finelyContinue reading “Low-sugar desserts!”

Fruit- and Veg-Infused water in mason jars

http://www.inhabitots.com/how-to-make-fruit-and-vegetable-infused-water-in-mason-jars/ By making these beverages in mason jars, you can store a lot of them in the fridge and your child can easily grab a fruit-infused cooler anytime. They aren’t filled with sugar like fruit juice, but still provide enough flavor to please kids. What you will need: Fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs Water Mason JarsContinue reading “Fruit- and Veg-Infused water in mason jars”

Freezable Foods

Source: www.simpleorganizedliving.com/2011/02/10/freezable-foods/#ixzz1v8R7DMgN  Baked Goods & Baking Supplies Breads, Buns, Muffins, and Rolls: Double-bag to prevent freezer burn; should be fine for several months Granola: freeze it in mason jars or zip-top bags. Chocolate: they keep for much longer this way and taste “fresher”. Nuts: Freezing keeps oils from going rancid. Flour and Sugar: Great in the summer when weather is moreContinue reading “Freezable Foods”

Crock Pot Bag Meal: Pork and Peppers

RECIPE: Pork & Peppers Crock Pot Bag Just put everything into the freezer bag. Then, toss it around just a bit to make sure everything is coated well. Place it in the freezer until needed. Plop contents it right into the crock pot frozen. At mid-day, give it a little stir to separate the pork chops. CoverContinue reading “Crock Pot Bag Meal: Pork and Peppers”

Grain-Free Blender Brownies!

Source: http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/grain-free-brownie-recipe_http://www.chefteton.com/award-winning-culturedfermented-vegetable-recipe/ Grain Free Blender Brownies Tools Vitamix or blender (food processor will work too) 8″x8″ cake pan (These come out only about an inch thick, so if you like them thicker, double the recipe, change to a 9″x13″ pan, and add a little more baking time.) Ingredients 1 can Eden organic black beans orContinue reading “Grain-Free Blender Brownies!”

How to grind your own meat in a food processor

Source: www.thekitchn.com/how-to-grind-your-own-meat-in-134272 Grinding your own meat gives you control over the quality, freshness, and types of cuts. Make chili to hamburgers (or homemade beef jerky). Ingredients Meat – You can use any cut or any blend of meats called for in your recipe, or whichever cuts you prefer. Commercial ground beef and pork generally uses topContinue reading “How to grind your own meat in a food processor”

Homemade Ground Beef Jerky

Source: www.betteronabudget.com/2012/04/25/make-your-own-beef-jerky-self-reliance-journey/ Ingredients 2 pounds extra lean ground beef 1/3 cup soy sauce 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/8 teaspoons salt 1/8 teaspoons pepper 2 tablespoons brown sugar •Mix all ingredients together in a good sized mixing bowl. Use your hands to make sure the seasonings are evenly distributed throughout the meat. •
Refrigerate the mixture for 24Continue reading “Homemade Ground Beef Jerky”