Sweetened with just a wink of honey this treat will suit both kids and grown-ups. It's GAPS-friendly. The spices can be modified just a bit for it to be AIP. And since everyone loves pumpkin, it's a treat most people will enjoy.

Winter Squash “Fruit” Leather

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 21 Comments

Those of us on whole food diets always appreciate a grab-and-go snack that’s super healthy, yields energy and isn’t necessarily fruit-based.  This vegetable leather is just the snack. Winter squash fruit leathers are perfect for little ones, lunches and even for grown-ups. They’re a novelty, yet they’re familiar and delicious. Sweetened with just a wink of honey this treat is …

The goal is to reduce one's carbon footprint, not by going vegan or vegetarian, (because our bodies are obviously omnivorous by design), but by eating insects.

CRICKET FLOUR PANCAKES AND WAFFLES

Megan Food Philosophy, Main Dishes, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 23 Comments

Yes, cricket flour, flour made from dried crickets. It’s a good thing! My big sister Jill told me about cricket flour a year or two ago, after hearing about it on NPR, I think? I was on board immediately.  As long as it tastes good, one, and two, what are they feeding the crickets? Because what they feed the bugs …

Plantains are a healthy starch worth loving. Read more about the health benefit of plantains and resistant starches here. Cricket flour is a hot new insect-based flour worth loving if you're open minded, sustainably focused and enjoy the flavor of buckwheat. Read more about this grain-free flour substitute here. And now, without further delay, we'll jump right into this recipe that is made just for YOU, my AIP, egg-free, nut-free, dairy-free friends!! May you enjoy all that you can have!! This recipe is all about living it up within the boundaries that help you flourish and heal.

AIP Plantain Cricket Flour Pancakes- Egg-free, Nut-free, Dairy-free

Megan Food Philosophy, Main Dishes, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

Plantains are a healthy starch worth loving. They’re gentle to digest, not for those on the GAPS diet but for those who flourish with Paleo or the AIP diets, and amazingly they are so starchy that very little flour is needed when baking with plantains. Similarly, you can make plantain recipes work without eggs. So they’re excellent for those with …

Carrot Milkshake

CARROT MILKSHAKE {With Fresh Ginger, Turmeric and Cinnamon}

Megan Drinks, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 15 Comments

I use cooked carrots in this recipe! (So, it is gentle for healing diets, with GAPS cultured and AIP non-dairy variations.)  Cooked carrots aren’t that weird in a milkshake or smoothie.  Think cooked pumpkin! Pumpkin shakes, pumpkin ice cream, carrot cake… and we make and serve Carrot-Cinnamon frozen yogurt at our ice cream shops, not to mention our Bunny Food …

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RAW EGGNOG RECIPE with a dairy-free option

Megan Drinks, Traditional Healing Foods, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 11 Comments

TEXTURE Commercial brands of eggnog use thickeners such as carageenan and guar gum, some of which have been linked with inflammation and are undesirable for a pure, whole food diet. However, truth be told, I like a thick eggnog, one that is almost custard-like. So I have added that all-time healthy thickener, sustainably-sourced gelatin, to my recipe. The added step …

Goji Cranberry Truffles Paleo GAPS

Goji Berry-Cranberry Truffles! (GAPS & Paleo)

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 39 Comments

  These truffles are filled with coconut “manna,” what the vegan raw community uses for a caramel-white chocolate type effect.  It’s dreamy for its mouth-feel, flavor, and even its health properties. This post contains affiliate links. I don’t have much of sweet tooth anymore, having been on a healing diet for over 4 years.  But these got me: so yummy, so …

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread Pudding~ Grain-free & Sugar-free… {dairy-free option!}

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 22 Comments

Bread pudding makes a great dessert but it also makes a great breakfast or lunch box addition.   Here’s an autumnal recipe that is hard to resist!  You’ll love the creamy, sweet flavor and the high-protein content to boot! We make this recipe regularly at our Paleo/Traditional/GAPS cafe and every time there are leftovers my husband eats them and tells me …

RAW Chocolate Milk Recipe

Megan Drinks, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 4 Comments

“Drink your milk so you grow up big and strong!” was a popular adage in the 1940’s when parents responded to federally subsidized milk ads, ads approved by FDR as part of the president’s New Deal plan to increase the demand for milk. Almost 75 years later among raw milk enthusiasts, “drink your milk” can be spoken with truth. For, …

HONEY SPICE LASSI~ Most beverages dilute stomach pH… this is one drink you do want to enjoy with your meal.

Megan Drinks, Traditional Healing Foods, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 12 Comments

Lassis are functional as well as delicious. In Indian and Ayurvedic tradition they are used as digestives. Ginger, too, is prized for this property, helping our bodies digest and assimilate nutrients with greater ease. There are two kinds of lassis served in India, savory and sweet, both made with thinned yogurt, providing probiotics, potential grass-fed fat, protein, and help with …

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DAIRY-FREE DARK CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM- “THE BEST YOU’LL EVER EAT,” she said shyly…

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 8 Comments

The organic sugar version of this recipe is the ice cream that I kept eating when I was supposed to be starting the GAPS Diet, almost four years ago.  It was the final night before I went cold turkey, and I served myself a mini bowl of this flavor while doing office work.  I guess the mini bowl was supposed …