The Jesus Diet

Nutmeg and Honey Drizzled Fresh Fruit
August 12, 2010, 11:15 pm
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I apologize for the lack of posts recently; my family and I moved a week ago and things are just beginning to calm down.  We have had loads of family coming in and are expecting more over the next few days.  However, today was our anniversary and I felt compelled to share the delicious breakfast I made.. Here it is!

Nutmeg and Honey Drizzled Fresh Fruit

Serves 4  Ready in 20 min

4 bananas

4 nectarines

2 T honey

1 1/2 t fresh grated nutmeg

  1. Peel bananas and slice nectarines in half, removing the stone.  Grill over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, until soft.
  2. Place fruit on individual plates and drizzle with honey.  Sprinkle nutmeg on top and serve.  Yuuuuum!

Lick Your Lips Cornmeal Pancakes
July 12, 2010, 1:41 pm
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We are a pancake family.  For me, there is little that satisfies me like a big ole’ plate of pancakes with syrup.  Pancakes are something I had to work really hard on figuring out how to make clean, because I grew up with bisquick pancakes.  However, I have found numerous fantastic clean recipes for pancakes, and we have them at least twice a week.  This morning I really REALLY wanted pancakes and didn’t have all the ingredients to make my usual recipe.. So This recipe was born. 🙂

Lick Your Lips Cornmeal Pancakes

1 c whole wheat flour

1 c cornmeal

1/2 t salt

2 t baking powder

2 eggs, beaten

approx. 2 c almond milk

Coconut oil for skillet

Mix dry ingredients together.  Add beaten eggs, and almond milk (The amount you use is dependent on the consistency of pancakes you prefer).  Grease skillet with coconut oil.  Over medium heat cook pancakes until lightly browned on both sides.  Top with raw honey or pure maple syrup.  Soo Tasty!  🙂

Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies
May 4, 2010, 3:20 am
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So I know all of you have lots of time to make delicious healthy breakfasts, oh wait, that is basically no one.. My mornings are often rushed and hectic, therefore I love having quick and easy breakfasts.  I came up with this recipe for breakfast cookies to help fill that gap.  I keep some of these frozen so I can just pull them out for especially hectic mornings, or even just a filling snack.  Plus, the boys LOVE the idea of having cookies for breakfast!  With very little sugar, lots of fruit and nuts, these little cookies pack lots of nutritional punch!  🙂

Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies
1 c whole wheat flour
1 c oat flour (oatmeal blended up)
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/4 t nutmeg
1/4 t cinnamon
1/2 c butter, softened
1/2 c honey
1 egg
1/4 c milk
Mix Ins (you can switch these up depending on what you have on hand, mix in as much or as little as you like!)
dried cranberries
sunflower seeds
dark chocolate chips
pumpkin seeds

Cream butter, milk, egg, and honey in mixing bowl.  Mix together flours, baking powder, salt, nutmeg.  Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix until just combined.  Stir in your Mix-ins.  Drop rounded teaspoons of dough onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 8-10 mins.  Can be stuck in the freezer and enjoyed for quite a while after baking!  🙂