If you have Kellogg's Eggo Buttermilk Waffles in your freezer...throw them out and replace with my "healthified" waffles!
Ingredients: ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), WATER, VEGETABLE OIL (SOYBEAN AND PALM OIL), EGGS, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA, SODIUM ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), SUGAR, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF CALCIUM CARBONATE, SALT, BUTTERMILK, SOY LECITHIN, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, REDUCED IRON, NIACINAMIDE, VITAMIN B12, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2).
You can’t hide a lot of super-healthy foods...I don’t think I could disguise salmon in an ice cream and my nephew will never try “KALE CHIPS” again! But flaxseeds have an agreeable flavor and texture for kids. Flaxseeds are great sources of omega-3s (proven to help with improved learning capacity as well as many other health benefits), they are also affordable and tasty. Try adding them to trail mix or making “healthy candy” by mixing them with xylitol honey and toast them on low heat. Once your kids get used to the nutty flavor, you can work them into other not-so-sweet recipes like salads. They are also filled with fiber to help balance our blood sugar out when we eat excess carbohydrates and sugar.
Sugar and carbohydrates are so gratifying. That first bite of heaven can calm us down and give us energy at the same time. It’s like magic, with the power to flip our mood 180 degrees. That’s the upside of carbohydrates. The downside is that the more you eat them, the more you want them. Excess carbohydrates causes a hormonal imbalance, which leads to more carbohydrate cravings, mood imbalances and weight gain, literally turning your body into a fat-making, fat-storing machine. However, I’ve got good news for you. You are in charge and can get off the fast track to diabetes; and you can do it naturally. An over-consumption of fat-free foods and a sedentary life can lead to a condition called insulin resistance; which is a physical imbalance that makes the body respond abnormally to carbohydrate-rich foods and causes people to gain weight.
Eczema is an auto-immune response. And there is more and more proof that food intolerance (as well as food allergy) effects the immune system. Eliminating common allergens such as gluten and dairy often clear up the skin. Adding freshly ground flax can clear the skin up even faster. Prostaglandins influence skin health and are the body’s chemical messengers. It is created from the essential fatty acids that we eat, such as flax, seafood and evening primrose oils. They are not stored in the body. This is why consuming essential fatty acids every day is so important! Please be aware that during the healing process your body eliminates toxins from the cells which had built up and eczema may reappear or get worse for a period of time. This process is known as a healing crisis.
To find more health tips and 'kid-friendly' meals and snack, check out my new KIDS COLOR cookbook: The Art of Eating Healthy: KIDS. Thank you all so much for your support!
1 cup fresh ground flax meal
1/4 cup coconut oil or butter
3/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp baking powder
2 TBS SWERVE (or 1 tsp stevia glycerite)
1 tsp cinnamon
OPTIONAL: 3 TBS cream cheese (for a great flavor)
In a large bowl mix the flax meal and baking powder. In a small pan, melt butter (and cream cheese, if adding) over a low flame. In a small bowl, pour in mixer and whisk in eggs, and milk. Add the cinnamon and Stevia, whisking well. Add wet ingredients to the dry. Using a soup ladle, scoop about 2-3 T of the mixture into your waffle iron. Serve with Nature's Hollow Syrup, click HERE to find.
These turned out way better than expected! Nice and crispy. I made a batch of these and froze them to put in the toaster for easy breakfasts. Make sure your waffle iron is HOT HOT HOT and you will need to bake them for about 3 extra minutes for each waffle. Makes 8 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Waffles = 206 calories, 6.5g fat, 4g protein, 35 carbs, 1g fiber
"Healthified" Waffles = 155 calories, 14g fat, 6g protein, 4.4 carbs, 4.1g fiber! (0.3 effective carbs)