Food You Feel Good About Eating
We don’t have to eat kale at every meal to see results. Seek balance in your consumption.
Begin at your foundation of consumption. What do you enjoy eating? Be honest and make this your starting point.
How is it made? What ingredients are combined?
As yourself how can I make it healthier? There is aways ways to make a current dish a version healthier than it currently is.
Sometimes I enjoy pancakes in the morning. In a quest to make my cooking experience healthier I’ve progressed from blending together a box mix to making my own batter. I love having the control over my ingredients. This is a recipe I often use, and it produces hearty pancakes. I often complement these cakes with fresh-cut fruit and real maple syrup. Sometimes I heat the fruit in a small sauce pan - the heat brings more sweetness out of the ingredients. Experiment with the ingredient list and create your own ideal pancake.
2 cups spelt flour
1 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp baking powder
2 cups non-dairy milk
1/2 cup apple sauce (I make my own - cook down apples and blend in my Vitamix)
1/4 cup real maple syrup
2 tsp lemon juice
1-2 tbsp freshly ground cinnamon
In large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, oats, cinnamon and salt.
In second bowl, whisk together non-dairy milk, apple sauce, real maple syrup, lemon juice. MIX
First push the dry ingredients to one side in the large bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the opposite side. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet. Once the batter comes together, stop mixing. Let batter sit until it thickens slightly, about five minutes. Use a griddle over medium to medium high heat. NO OIL is needed. Once hot, ladle about 1/2 to 1 cup of batter. Let pancakes cook until you start to see bubbles break on the surface. Flip and continue to cook. Once done remove your pancakes and stack them on a plate. Complement with additional maple syrup and fresh cut fruit. Whole Food Plant-Based Delight!!
The Love and Respect that you have for yourself begins with nourishment. Health begins in your kitchen. Get involved in your meal preparations, gain control over your ingredients and make your dishes healthier. Love the experiment and have fun with the process!
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup non-dairy milk
(I start with this ratio and will taste and adjust ingredients’ ratios - it’s more fun to adjust as I go)
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Begin with 1 cup of non-dairy milk and add more if needed to get the desired thickness.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 12oz. jar peanut butter
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
Heat up PB and maple syrup in a sauce pan. Stir until it becomes fluffy. (It happens quickly!) Add and mix all the ingredients with your hands. Roll into balls or any desired shape and place on dish. Store in refrigerator or freezer and served cold.