Butter

The Skinny on Healthy Cooking Oils

…organic oil. * For light frying, use butter. You may be checking to see if you read that right, and you can be assured you did. If you insist on frying foods (regardless of how bad it is for you), then it’s best to cook with a small amount of butter. Because butter is a saturated fat, it is less affected…

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What's the Deal With Oatmeal?

…oatmeal, the glycemic index will skyrocket and it will trigger an even greater spike in blood sugar levels. If, however, you add a tablespoon of butter and some cinnamon, it has less effect on blood sugar levels. Since most meals contain more than one item, it’s really best to monitor your blood…

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Should You Eat Like a Caveman?

…many of my own eating habits. It’s not perfect; there are lots of good and beneficial foods that wouldn’t be considered paleo—for example, butter, yogurt and kefir, and sauerkraut. But it is a good starting point. Research and clinical work shows that a lot of the food intolerance problems, gastrointestinal…

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Go Crazy for Coconuts

…diabetes were rare when our society consumed more free-range and/or wild animal meat (including the fat as lard) and minimally processed dairy products (butter, raw milk, etc.). So definitely don't avoid coconuts or coconut oil because you are afraid of the fat content. The benefits outweigh any drawbacks…

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Replacements and Substitutions for Healthier Cooking

…oregano add zest to stews and other combination dishes. Peanut Butter Substitute—Nut Butters Everybody likes peanut butter, but most of the brands available in grocery stores are loaded with sugar and preservatives; try nut butters instead. Simply grind the nuts or seeds in the blender until they…

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Chunky Chocolate Shard Cookies

…Ingredients * 1 large free-range egg (or equivalent of egg substitute) * 2 tsp. vanilla extract * ½ cup xylitol * ½ cup softened virgin coconut butter (or dairy butter) * ¼ cup 1% milk * 1 cup roughly ground rolled oats * 1 cup rye flour (or whole wheat flour) * 1 tsp. baking powder * ¼ tsp. sea salt * 1…

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A Full Day Meal Plan

…waffles) Top with your favorite fruit and enjoy! Lunch: Bulgur Pilaf 1 cup cooked bulgur 1 Tbsp. butter 1 small onion (chopped) 2 cups chicken broth ½ tsp. salt Freshly ground pepper Fresh parsley Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until it is limp. Add bulgur and cook, stirring…

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Sesame Cookies

…goodness of sesame seeds inside and out. They are great at tea time, and even better out on the hiking trail. Ingredients * ¼ cup (½ stick) soft butter * 1/2 cup xylitol * 2 large free-range eggs (or egg substitute) * 3 tsp. vanilla extract * 1¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat…

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How to Deal With Sugar Cravings

…in your lunchbox—one for after lunch and another for those mid-afternoon cravings. To satiate a desire for an ice cream, put a dollop of peanut butter between two banana slices and freeze them. One whole banana will make up to 10 of these little sandwiches. When frozen they take on a refreshing quality…

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Q&A: How To Take Coconut Oil Daily

…, I just eat a spoonful all by itself. * You can also take one tablespoon of coconut oil and mix it with one tablespoon of crunchy organic peanut butter. Mix it smooth. It is almost a confection. * You can also mix it into scrambled eggs or use it to sautee vegetables. * You can also mix it with spices…

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