Okay, this was delicious. I’m newly-obsessed with the ready-to-bake sprouted whole grain pizza crust from Trader Joe’s. Last week I went with a traditional pepperoni, onion, green pepper combo; this week I upped the creativity a bit.
The crust is topped with basil pesto, shredded fontina cheese, and roughly chopped prosciutto. After baking on a pizza stone at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes, I sprinkled on several handfuls of arugula and some generous pieces of pan-seared skirt steak. A new favorite for sure!
Paging through the April 2018 issue of Costco’s member magazine, The Costco Connection, I came across this whole foods-based recipe for Chocolate Fudge Avocado Cake (with frosting!) No grains, no white sugar; healthy fat from avocado and coconut oil. Can’t wait to give this a try! Better head to Costco for their 6 pack of avocadoes. Oh, I see what they did there...
Real food, low sugar baking success! This is a game-changer for cakes, cupcakes, and future gatherings that call for these types of treats.
We used Simple Mills cake mix & frosting, but the ingredients are so simple I do think I could make from scratch in the future. My kids had fun decorating their bunny cake with berries. No artificial anything for the Easter dessert!
The result? Guests thought it was delicious (and adorable).
I viewed “Fed Up” on Netflix and felt my heart breaking for the children featured because of their struggle with obesity. Their well-meaning parents and doctors were feeding them the standard "eat less, exercise more" advice and setting up these children for failure. They were told to eat less FAT which leads to increased hunger, increased consumption of carbs, and a vicious cycle of weight gain. My hope is that they received real help after being part of this film and that parents who view Fed Up feel empowered to help their own children.
For more information on the film, here is a synopsis from FedUpMovie.com
Thirty years ago the U.S. Government issued its first ever dietary guidelines and with it one of the greatest health epidemics of our time ensued. In her documentary feature debut, executive producer and narrator Katie Couric joins Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth), Regina Scully (The Invisible War) and Stephanie Soechtig (Tapped) to explore why, despite media attention and government policies to combat childhood obesity, generations of kids will now live shorter lives than their parents.
Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, Fed Up unearths the dirty little secret the food industry doesn't want you to know- far more of us are sick from what we are eating than anyone has ever realized. The truth is, only 30% of people suffering from diet-related diseases are actually obese; while 70% of us — even those of us who look thin and trim on the outside — are facing the same consequences, fighting the same medical battles as the obese among us.
Following a group of children for more than two years, director Stephanie Soechtig achieves a profound intimacy with them as they document their uphill battles to follow the conventional wisdom, 'diet and exercise', in order to live healthier, fuller lives. They are undertaking a mission impossible. In riveting interviews with the country's leading experts, Fed Up lays bare a decadeslong misinformation campaign orchestrated by Big Food and aided and abetted by the U.S. Government.
Oh my Greek goodness. I can pop these flavorful morsels of feta-tzatziki goodness like candy. One day I'll remember to make a triple batch and freeze the leftovers. The only thing better than one of these meatballs is dipping one in Tzatziki Yogurt Dip! The dip is also excellent for dipping baby carrots, cucumbers, and red peppers.
Serving Info - 4 balls
Net Carbs: 2g
Full Nutrition information available on the Wildtree Recipe site.
Cooking is serious business.
Just kidding! If it isn't fun, easy, and delicious, then what's the point? More and more families (including ours) are choosing a high fat/low carb & low sugar lifestyle for its numerous health and weight loss benefits. With a little creativity and planning, eating this way can be simple, delicious, and life-changing. I believe my grandchildren will be shocked by the amount of processed "food" and sugar we ate before their time. Join me in this eating and cooking revolution! From my kitchen to yours,