TGIF! Here is a summary of notes from the meeting last Saturday.
New recipe/food ideas:
-Make your own popsicles by blending coconut milk, frozen fruit, honey, etc. and pouring the mixture into popsicles molds and freeze
-I tried the new bread recipe on the website titled “Simple Bread”, the consistency came out GREAT but it did not rise very much & I think a big part of it had to do with the stone pan I used. The recipe recommends a specific pan as listed on the page & the person who shared the recipe said the pan is crucial. But I think this may be a winner for those of you who want a sandwich bread!
-Easy crackers! Take any bread recipe and flavor with spices of your liking and roll the dough out VERY thin and bake in the oven at 300F for 15 minutes, take it out and score them and separate the pieces a bit, put them back in the oven (off) and leave them to sit overnight. They are super crunchy and last throughout the week. One favorite mixture is adding smoked paprika, Dijon mustard, honey, lemon and garlic! Yum!
-Cranberry orange & lemon blueberry are great flavor combinations in baked goods. Try new fruit combinations to mix up your staple baked goods recipes.
-To get those all of those important greens into your diet, blend them in a smoothie. Adding pineapple and/or lemon hides the taste!!!! (but not the color 🙂 )
-For those that are needing extra calories, adding an avocado and whole fat milk to smoothies or baked goods is a great option.
-Adding a banana to baked goods gives it a great consistency
-Blending your batters that have coconut flour with a vitamix instead of a hand held blender TRULY makes a big difference in the consistency of your baked good.
–http://empoweredsustenance.com was recommended as they have great recipes, especially the corn bread. It’s a paleo website, so double check ingredients.
-Beet chips were recommended as a great snack
-Roast vegetables at 400F with drizzled olive oil, Italian seasonings, garlic salt and pepper for a tasty dish.
-Target sells layered containers that are helpful for school lunches, especially for salads