Fermented foods are among humans oldest attempt to preserve food. There has been a resurgence of fermenting vegetables due to the numerous health benefits. Sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) was mentioned in early Roman writings; it has a long history. Sauerkraut contains high levels of dietary fiber, as well as significant levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and various B vitamins. It is a good source of iron, manganese, copper, sodium, magnesium, and calcium.
This is a simple recipe for some heart “healthy” fudge. I know you are thinking “how can fudge be healthy”, right? Let’s take a look at some of the healthy ingredients in this fudge.
We all like to have something sweet once in a while, right? The challenge can be keeping it healthy. This Apple Cinnamon Muffin recipe is gluten free and has no granulated sugar. The sweetness comes from the apples and organic maple syrup. There are only 4 grams of sugar per muffin compared to at least 16 grams in most muffins. To keep the recipe grain free, I used coconut flour.
I don’t know about you, but changing my eating to a more healthy plan has been a process over time. I have found that doing small changes has worked well for me. One addition to my diet is seeds. Seeds may be tiny, but they are nutritional powerhouses loaded with healthy fats, essential fatty acids, fiber, protein, minerals, vitamin E, and other life-enhancing nutrients.
Have you ever thought to combine blueberries and zucchini in a recipe? This week I did. Come check out this post where I share the health benefits of blueberries and zucchini and my recipe.
June is strawberry season here in Minnesota so a trip to one of the local farms may be in my near future. I am contemplating if bringing my 18-month-old grandson would be a fun adventure for him. I am thinking that any fruit he did pick would not end up in the container, but in his mouth instead!! I found a great website, PickYourOwn, which lists farms in the United States and around the world where you can pick your own fruit and vegetables. The website also has resources for canning, recommended books, farmers markets, pumpkin patches, just to name a few.