OF ALL AGES
The fundamentals of a healthy diet start with nutrient dense foods such as lean meats, nuts, seeds, berries, cherries, low-glycemic fruits, and green leafy vegetables. They provide the necessary vitamins, proteins, and antioxidants for a healthy metabolism. Complex carbohydrates such as quinoa and whole grains should be added as an additional energy source in proportion to the amount of energy you burn. Refined foods, desserts, soda, and salt should be used in moderation.
Our Family Favorite Recipes//
Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding
(Our little 14 month old loves this for Breakfast- No Joke!)
2 Cups Milk
1/2 Cup Chia seed
2 TBS Pure maple syrup
1/4 TSP Cinnamon
Small handful Blueberries
3 TBS Unsweetened coconut flakes
Mix together and Shake, Shake, Shake... Then after 5 minutes shake some more. Let sit overnight. This is not a sweet recipe. If you want it to be a dessert, try adding 4 TBS syrup.
Sweet Potato Wedges (thecoconutmama.com)
I think the coconut oil brings out the sweetness of the potatoes. If you prefer a more savory potato, try olive oil. I play around with substituting rosemary for cajun spices or garlic powder.
2 Pounds Sweet Potatoes
2 Tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil
1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 Teaspoon of Dried Rosemary (or Cinnamon)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Peel sweet potatoes and cut them into 1/2 inch cubes.
Place sweet potatoes in a bowl.
Melt coconut oil and pour it over the sweet potatoes.
Toss to coat and add salt and rosemary or cinnamon.
Spread the sweet potatoes over a rimmed baking sheet and place them in the oven.
Roast for 45 minutes to an hour or until they’re golden and slightly crispy.