Healthy Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are another food I have gone without for a long time.   How could we make cinnamon rolls without sugar?  We have not eaten refined sugar in over 6 1/2 years.  As I get braver and experiment more, I am finding ways to make our favorite treats that fit within our whole foods diet.

Healthy Cinnamon Rolls

When my oldest son was in elementary school he would sometimes buy school breakfast.  A side note: I did not know he was doing this for a long time.  He would eat breakfast at home, then go to school and eat their breakfast if it was good.   I would ask him why the lunch money was going so fast, and then finally the school asked me if I knew that he was eating breakfast at school.  So funny what kids will do.

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Beef, Barley, & Lentil Soup

In the winter when we are starved for some sun, soup is a great pick me up.

On a cold winter night a bowl of soup is the best!  Makes your tummy warm and happy.

This beef, barley & lentil soup will not disappoint.  There is so much nutrition in every bite!  And we all know that nutrition is so important if you want to feel good!

Beef, Barley & Lentil Soup

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Barley Whole Wheat Rolls

I had some barley in my pantry that I wanted to try making some biscuits or rolls with.  I made these rolls for our family dinner and they were gone in a hurry!

The barley gives the rolls a slight nutty flavor.

Barley is part of the grass family.  It is generally used as a cereal.  Barley is high in dietary fiber, magnesium, vitamin B6 and low in fat!  So much nutrition!  Who knew!?!

Barley Whole Wheat Rolls

It is important to get as much nutrition as you can from the food you eat.  Your body will thank you for it!

6 1/2 years ago when my husband said he thought he found a way for me to get rid of my fibromyalgia and arthritis with the food I ate I thought he was crazy.  I have learned a lot about the foods we put in our bodies and that it really does make a big difference!

Not only has it made a difference with my aches and pains but I have more energy.  My thyroid function has improved.  And my osteoporosis has drastically improved!  In fact I don’t have osteoporosis anymore!

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Healthy Apple Fritters

My husband LOVES apple fritters!  I think he loves anything with baked apples.

I use whole wheat flour in this apple fritters recipe.  Sometimes when using whole wheat flour it gives the recipe a heaviness.   I like to use white wheat.  That helps a lot with the heaviness.

Healthy Apple Fritters

 

The best wheat to use for this is soft wheat.  I don’t have any soft wheat right now so I used the hard white wheat and it works great!

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Healthy Cornbread

This cornbread recipe is very simple.  Only 7 ingredients and it is delicious!  I love recipes that you don’t need a lot of ingredients for.  Simple is so much easier!

Eating a whole food diet does not mean the recipe needs to be difficult or time consuming.

Healthy cornbread

Most cornbread recipes call for sugar.  Some have a little sugar and some have a lot.  For this recipe I chose not to add any sweetener.  When I eat  cornbread I generally top it with butter and honey.   To me this is enough of a sweetener.  Especially if you are eating the cornbread with chili or beans.

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Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite pies for Thanksgiving!  It is delicious!

A couple of years ago we had an extended family Thanksgiving dinner.  Of course, there were lots of pies!  We didn’t want to miss out on pie so we brought our own pumpkin pie.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

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Healthy Apple Pie

Apple pie is one of the most requested pies for Thanksgiving dinner.  Our  Thanksgiving dinner consists of apple pie every year!  My hubby and kids LOVE apple pie!

This recipe is great because we use apple juice as the sweetener.  Fruit juice is sweet by itself so why not use it as a sweetener as well.   Normally you don’t want to drink a lot of fruit juice because it is almost all sugar without much fiber or other nutrients.

Healthy Apple Pie

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