Intro Gaps Pancakes

Hopefully, in another post I’ll share more of my journey on the gaps diet. However, I had to share these really yummy pancakes that I get to eat during my diet. I loved them and so did my kids this morning. I got the recipe from this website How we Flourish. Even if your not on this diet you can still enjoy a yummy healthy breakfast or snack. 🙂

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Leeks

I love salads! A little history of my love for salads all started at a very young age. Growing up we almost always ate a salad for lunch. My mom was the queen of our salad dressing. She taught me never to go get a bottle dressing, but showed me that the key to a good salad dressing only needed balsamic vinegar, olive oil and your taste buds. Through the years I have come to perfect my salads, always trying to find something new to throw in there.

I’ve never had a leek before until my mission trip to England. First day we got there we went grocery shopping. We grabbed a few things including bags of mixed greens for our salads. When I finally used some of the mix I noticed something different about it. Something I never tasted in a salad before and it tasted slightly like onion. I don’t like eating raw onion at ALL, but it was good! It just gave an extra pizazz to the mix. Since then, Andrew and I have been enjoying leeks in our salads, soups, and our pizzas. Oh the deliciousness!

Just because I love to know about the benefits of eating all natures natural foods. I’ll throw you some interesting info why you should be eating leeks. It contains the following:

  • Vit. K
  • Manganese
  • Folate
  • Vit. C
  • Vit. B6
  •  Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Folic Acid
  • Niacin
  • Riboflavin
  • Thiamin

Other than the good sources it gives it also isn’t that expensive to buy and it’s huge!

Oat Banana Muffins

Just another one of those mornings I didn’t want the usual. One of my old time favorite recipes that is quick and yummy is this oat banana muffin recipe. Did I mention you can add chocolate chips on the top? Delicious. It is super soft, filling, and soooo good. I usually double the recipe and if I do that I do half cup almond butter and half cup of coconut oil. If I don’t have almond butter I do coconut oil. I also don’t put as much honey in it because bananas and chocolate already make it sweet. Let me know what you think. Hope you enjoy it with coffee!

Coconut Pancakes Recipe

On weekends we like to splurge on breakfast and make it a special time, because these are the only mornings we get to spend all three of us together. It also means mess in the kitchen and more dishes to wash, but who really cares if coffee or bacon is involved.

This weekend I didn’t know what I had in the cupboard, but a little coconut flour. If you worked with coconut flour you know you don’t need much of it. I found this recipe and I have to say it is a keeper. I thought it deserved to be recognized: Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes

I love trying new recipes that are healthy and gluten free. If you want to go beyond that, honey is a great alternative to maple syrup. I actually think it’s tastier. My husband thought it was, “Okay.”

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