Healthier Cooking for Your Summer Celebrations  

Healthier Cooking for Your Summer Celebrations  

No matter how you’re cooking for your summer celebrations, healthier tasty ingredients are now no longer such a feat to obtain. Let’s talk comfort food this week.

As any baker knows the quality of the ingredients you use determines your results. That’s why so many health-conscious bakers choose raw or organic healthy baking ingredients. It is now easy to get the healthier “secret” ingredients that can help you create beautiful, delicious baked masterpieces.

Here are a few examples. The almond flour selections can serve as a gluten-free flour substitute in just about any recipe. Once you try it a few times, you’ll never want to go back. For your sauces using xanthan gum allows you to thicken without using wheat or corn starch. A dry roasted carob powder or organic cocoa powders help you make deep, dark delicious chocolate and carob delights. With these baking ingredients you can eliminate gluten from your baking. And enjoy the full richness of cocoa’s healthy flavonoids.

The Sauce

If BBQ is your specialty we have discovered a great sauce. It is a sweet and smoky barbeque sauce that pairs a sweetness of organic tomatoes with the savory hint of spice. And of course it is USDA certified organic, gluten free, vegan, and contains no added sugar. The ingredients go like this, pure and simple; organic tomato puree, organic agave nectar, organic molasses, organic white vinegar, salt, organic paprika, organic garlic and onion powder. Natural smoke flavor, organic minced garlic and onions, organic red pepper granules, organic chili powder, organic cayenne pepper, organic white pepper and organic cumin.

If you like to add a ‘rub’ to your meats or veggies before grilling, may we suggest you be sure to read the labels. Look for and avoid ingredients such as MSG (Mono Sodium Glutamate), hydrolyzed yeast. These are known to have adverse effects on many, you wouldn’t want to send them home feeling ill.

What Are You Burning?

Speaking of BBQ, have you given thought to the health concerns over grilling with charcoal? If so, you may be interested in the healthy alternative to the standard chemical laden selections that we have found. Coconut shell charcoal. This selection uses no trees or harmful additives. It also emits less carbon emissions, burns longer and hotter than the wood based briquettes because coconut shells are a harder substance. Many standard briquettes are made with limestone and sawdust treated with chemicals. The coconut briquettes we found are bound with cornstarch. As an added bonus, afterward the ashes can be used to fertilize your plants.

We hope your Independence Day and future outdoor events are enjoyed with family and friends! This article is for information only. Do not make any changes in your diet or lifestyle without first consulting with your preventive healthcare provider. We pray for our readers to experience excellent health and prosperity, 3 John 2, Blessings, Donna.

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