Friday, February 12, 2016

Make the switch to organic

One of my all-time favorite foods is Almond Butter

Peanut butter has always been the popular sandwich spread, but recently almond butter has emerged as the healthier alternative to use in your diet.
This nut butter is slightly more expensive than others, however is very trendy right now. It tends to have a delicately sweet and pleasant taste that adults and kids alike will love.

Almonds are a great addition to a whole foods diet for more than taste; a significant body of research has revealed the many benefits.​
Almond butter provides one way to boost your almond intake. Each 2-tablespoon serving of almond butter contains 111 milligrams of calcium, or 11 percent of the recommended daily intake.
It also boosts your vitamin E intake by 7.8 milligrams and provides 52 percent of your recommended daily intake. They contain healthy fats and fiber that improve your blood cholesterol levels to combat cardiovascular disease, and also increase your energy level.

Eating almond butter helps keep blood sugar stable.

Spreading it on top of your bread certainly gives your heart a healthy boost.

Tips: Some of the oil in almond butter may separate during storage -- simply stir before using, add it to smoothies or include it in baked goods.

Almond butter is a dieter’s best friend due to its lack of carbs and its abundance of protein and healthy fat. Buy (or grind) the kind that’s made from just nuts. Just a simple change like adding delicious almond butter to your diet can make a change in your overall health.


Studies show that those who eat nuts (or nut butters!) regularly don’t tend to gain weight. Plus, they’re also incredibly delicious! Not that hard to had to your menu !

Here is some of my favorite recipes using almond :

Afterglow Almond Butter Dressing

½ cup Almond butter

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper flakes

1 tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon rice wine

1 crushed garlic clove

1 teaspoon curry powder

¾ cup vegetable broth

¼ teaspoon salt (depends on amount of sodium in broth - taste before adding)

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.

2. Purée until smooth. Chill.

3. Use on cooked vegetables or as a salad dressing.

4. Will keep refrigerated for one week.

Serves 10
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Nutrition Analysis per Serving: 90 calories, 9 grams fat, 0.5 grams saturated fat, 5 grams monounsaturated fat, 1.5 grams polyunsaturated fat, 3 grams protein, 4 grams carbohydrates, 0.5 grams fiber, 200 milligrams sodium

Easy Almond Butter

Sea Salt
Agave, coconut oil, maple syrup, or honey (all optional)

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out around 2 cups of almonds.
Roast at 375° for about 6-8 minutes until a slightly darker brown, (careful not to burn!)
After the almonds cool off slightly, place in a food processor and grind for about 12-15 minutes.
Every few minutes, you’ll want to stop the processor and push down anything that has accumulated on the sides of the bowl.
Continue to process until you get a thick, creamy texture.
Sprinkle in a pinch of sea salt and blend again just enough for it to set in.
If you desire any additional flavor, add in maple syrup, coconut oil, agave, or honey, and mix well.

Store in a tupperware container or mason jar for 6-8 weeks. Using any of the aforementioned flavor additives will reduce this to 1-2 weeks.

Let's talk Gluten-Free...

I don't know if you are like me, but I like making pasta every week. With 2 kids, this is a must in our house. Here are some alternatives, that are very delicious.

Good taste. They cook within 5 minutes of putting them in the boiling water. If you like thin noodles these are great! especially with stir fry.

Tinkyada Brown Rice Spirals with Rice Bran

Whole grain rice pasta

Classic texture and taste

Wheat and gluten free

Source of fiber and easy to use

Light, healthy and tasty family meal

Cholesterol free. Low fat. Low sodium. Source of fiber. Easy to digest. Promising a delightful eating experience. From whole-grain. Kosher Certified. Just right! 

Perfect for a light, healthy and tasty family meal, for serving your loved ones and guests who are sure to appreciate, with joy! No preservatives added

This product is made from quality rice, stone-ground and formed to gourmet class. An ultimate in the enjoyment of pasta.

 It cooks like regular pasta. Award-winning taste. Al dente and not mushy. Its texture, superb. 

Product of Canada.

This pasta is so delicious you forget that it is gluten-free. It really holds up well in a casserole and other stove top pasta dishes.


Perfect texture and taste and goes with anything.There is no other pasta like this. 

Single ingredient - 100% USDA Organic
non-GMO Project Certified

Completely Allergen Free - Gluten Free, no soy, eggs, diary

25% Protein per serving, 54% Dietary Fiber

Perfect for Diabetic Diet - Low Glycemic Index

Meat replacement, invisble vegetable source

10 reasons why “Organic” beats “Non-GMO” every time:

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