Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Valentines Day Red Food & Fun Meal Ideas
The day began with a bust of excitement as I put on the Valentines Day table cloth. I love holidays, any excuse to celebrate and have fun! We started the day off with a protein packed coffee cake with "red" apple slices. It was so delicious and the apples went awesomely with the apples! Here is the recipe:
This recipe was given to me by my friend Jill, I think she got it from the Spunky Coconut cookbook, a cookbook I am definately going to invest in!
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Place the following in a food processor:
2 cups room temp cooked beans or cannelloni beans (I use dry ones and soak and boil them- quick tip you can used canned drained beans as well)
3/4 teaspoon liquids vanilla stevia
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey
Melt 1/4 cup coconut oil
In a separate bowl mix the following:
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp soda
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
Turn on food processor on low and pour in melted coconut oil, then add dry ingredients, mix until smooth.
Pour batter into 9x13 inch greased pan
3 cups walnuts- chopped fine
2 tsp coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tbls cinnamon
Spread the crumble over the top of batter use fork and swirl the topping into batter then pat topping down
Bake for 25 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean)
*NOTE: Excuse the ziplock bags in the photo I know they are not healthy I am just building up my portable lunch containers.
LUNCH consisted of spaghetti (in the thermos), strawberries, cherry tomatoes, and dark chocolate with flecks of real raspberry in it!
I will be posting later as we finish our sugar free, grain free, vegan cake (dessert for our big Valentine's Day dinner) Our dinner is going to be a grain free/cheese heart shaped pizza with salad topped with poppyseed dressing, purple onions, and diced strawberries! Watch for photos and recipes later tonight or tomorrow morning as I have a date with my hubby tonight!
Happy Valentines Day!
Posted by Kingdom Kids Nutrition at 12:28 PM