This time of year many people are baking or making tasty little treats to gift or share with family for the festive season. It’s such a lovely thing to receive a handmade gift, something baked with love. That is, as long as it’s not filled with processed grains and sugars.
The festive season can be hard to avoid those foods that you have chosen to remove from your diet. For many people it takes an extra effort to resist. So receiving a girt made with real food ingredients shows the extra care and effort has been put into that gift. Here I have put together 10 recipes that would make great homemade gifts. Things I’d love to receive myself.
How are you all feeling now you have cut the sugar out? Its important to remember that your body will go through a detox when you cut out sugar and things may feel worse before they feel better. I looked at my bodies reactions when I cut it out and realised it was proof of the effect it had on me. How the sugar cravings heightened, it really did feel like a drug calling to me.
The benefits now are very noticeable for me and you will notice them too. When your sweet tooth does speak up and beg you for that bar of chocolate or lolly, don’t ignore it completely. With the help of honey, coconut sugar, dates and maple syrup you can still have your treat and feel good about it too.
How would you like to eat dessert for breakfast? Well there would be no guilt if you ate this dessert for breakfast. One of my favourite desserts of all time is Crumble, but eating Paleo rules out that sugary crumble topping. Not anymore….
I love using produce grown in my own garden to make food for my family. At the moment we have a lot of rhubarb. So my favourite recipe to make is crumble, and I know I am not the only one that would think of that first.
Today I was happy to see there was enough rhubarb in the garden to harvest a little for something sweet. The only problem was I wasn’t sure what to cook with it. Of course the first thought was to make crumble, and I know I am not the only one that would think of that first. I had also seen a recipe for a jam too that didn’t use sugar so I was keen to try that first.
So I trialled a Rhubarb & Raspberry Chia Jam (I’ll share this recipe in another post). I still had enough rhubarb left over to make a crumble, a paleo crumble of course.