Hello Everyone. I am continuing my posts on tips and tricks for a healthier Christmas for you. Watch instagram, twitter, and facebook as well.
Why not try making your own Lemon Curd? Easy to make. Good quality protein. No sugar. Great for fast tart fillings. Top with whipped cream or coconut cream. Makes a great fruit dip mixed with good quality yogurt. Many of you have Cook Your Way to Health. The recipe is on page 141 or you can Download at www.healingwithnutrition.ca for $7.99! Makes a great stocking stuffer for those who like to use their ipad for cooking in the kitchen!
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup liquid honey
1 – 3 tbsp. tbsp. grated organic lemon rind
1/2 cup organic lemon juice
6 organic eggs, lightly beaten
1/8 tsp. unrefined sea salt
1. In top of double boiler, combine the listed ingredients and mix well.
2. Keep a wire whisk handy to aid in making a creamy texture.
3. Set over boiling water and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for 1 – 5 minutes, or until thick and smooth.
4. Store in a glass covered jar in the fridge.
Great on toast, in jelly rolls, or pudding. Try making little baked tart shells from whole grain wraps rather that pastry. When I serve these at demonstrations, I bake small rounds of wraps in mini muffin tins and fill with this creamy curd.
Another great idea is to make your own healthy coconut bars.
Coconut Snack Bars
These bars are excellent as a travel snack, individually wrapped; wonderful as a candy treat at Christmas cut into very small squares and decorated with a piece of dried fruit such as unsulfured cherries; and as a lunch box treat for your child. Nut free, dairy-free, gluten-free and TASTY!!!
2 cups organic shredded unsweetened coconut
¼ cup raw blue agave
4 tbsp. virgin coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. unrefined salt.
1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process to desired consistency. Very creamy makes a smooth bar, while slightly chunky makes a chewy bar.
2. Press into an 8 x 8 pan and refrigerate for 1 hour.
3. Cut into desired size bars.
4. Store in fridge or freezer.
Watch for these bars and other great snack ideas in my new book on Kid’s Lunches, coming soon.
Author, Speaker & Registered Nutritional Consultant
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