Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sandwiches...When You're Eating Grain-free?

Most of us who are eating to heal, feel happy about our decision.  As we start changing our food lives around and adding more fresh vegetables and fruits, drinking smoothies and delicious healing soups and including lots of fresh greens into our diets, our bodies and energy start to change.  In fact, most of us feel so much better, that we recognize the trade-off of giving up old food habits for increased health and clear minds, is well worth it.

However, we all find it hard to give up on some life-long eating habits.  Here at eatthriveheal, we want you to know that there are healthy ways to prepare many of your favorite foods.  We have developed delicious recipes for chocolate chip cookies, pizza crust, home-made pies and just about anything else you used to love.

If you're giving up grains, one of the hardest things to give up is sandwiches.  For many of us, lunch is inconceivable without a sandwich.  Of course, there are many delicious and healthy grain-free choices for lunch (quinoa pasta, soup, salads) but does miss a sandwich!

Well, good news, we've developed several healthy grain-free bread recipes.  These are all quick breads (not yeast breads), so you can make them at home in about an hour or so (including oven time).  All three of them are delicious, slice up well enough to use for open faced sandwiches and have that "filling factor" that a normal bread sandwich provides.  Two of the recipes are included in our book, "Grain-free Sugar-free Baking and Treats",  about to be published and soon offered for sale at the NutritionScienceRx online store.

One of the tastiest of the recipes, however, is our Grain-free Seed Bread above.  It's shown here with some organic Farmer's Market heirloom tomatoes and fresh made guacamole, but you could easily top it with your own favorite sandwich makings.  How about organic chicken, fresh pesto, roasted bell peppers and sprouts?  Or try organic peanut butter and smashed strawberries for an organic grain-free sugar-free twist on the old peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Go crazy and enjoy.  It's sandwich time!

Grain-free Seed Bread

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a bread pan with coconut oil spray (available at Trader Joe's).

1 cup pumpkin seeds processed in food processor to make a "nut meal"
1/2 cup whole pumpkin seeds
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup flax meal
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Baking Flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t sea salt

Put all above ingredients into a mixing bowl, stir, and make a well in the center.  Add into the well:

2 organic or grass fed eggs whisked
1 T Coconut Nectar (available at health food stores or Whole Foods)
1 cup almond milk

Stir ingredients together.  Just before pouring mixture into baking pan and placing in the oven, stir in:

1 T apple cider vinegar

The apple cider vinegar activates the baking soda, so you don't want the mixture to sit around and deflate.  Bake immediately for about 40 minutes or until the bread starts to crisp and get golden on the top.  Put a toothpick into the center to check for doneness.  Remove from oven and let cool.   Now have a warm slice with melty grass fed organic of the yummiest ways we know to up those omega-3's!!

1 comment:

  1. how is this grain free? there is all purpose flour in it.