I have been conscious of “healthy” food my whole life. My mother made from scratch and avidly consumed all the available research on food. So there has always been a voice in my life to tell me that soda is not good for your body and vegetables are. Therefore, when we discovered that Mr. MDP’s immune system was failing in certain aspects, I decided to try something besides medication to help him.
After a series of trials and errors, we discovered the Primal Diet. Like the Paleo Diet, there are no grains, and no sugars, but there is significantly more leeway for dairy, beans and even treats (dark chocolate). While the philosophy behind these diets is debatable, the effects on my family were very substantial.
Energy returned to the house, as we balanced my blood sugar and began to help Mr. MDP’s immune issue. In the end, while the Primal eating (anti-inflammatory) helped, I decided to speed up the healing with the GAPS protocol Introductory diet. See http://gapsdiet.com/ to get the low-down on this diet.
That is where this post is based. I like food, but I like to feel good even more. So here is a quick bread made without grain for use in kid peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, English muffins stand-ins and, as I used them here, croutons.
Quick cup bread – from paleomagazine.com
- ⅓ cup (35 g) almond flour
- 1 tablespoon (5 g) chia bran (or flax meal or coconut flour)
- ½ teaspoon (2 g) baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon (1 g) salt
- 1 egg, whisked
- 2 and ½ tablespoons (37 ml) ghee (or butter if you tolerate it, coconut oil, or olive oil), melted
- Grease a mug.
- Mix together all the ingredients with a fork.
- Pour mixture into mug.
- Microwave for 90 seconds on high.
- Cool for a few minutes.
- Pop out of mug gently and slice.
These are a hit with the whole family and I can use up my home canned strawberry jam!