Wheat-free nutrition champion, Maria Emmerich, has just released a new book: The Art of Eating Healthy–Kids; Grain Free Low Carb Reinvented.
It is a masterpiece! If I wanted a beautifully illustrated, easy-to-read book, packed solid with useful health and cooking tips that accompanies the Wheat Belly message, this would be it. While Maria’s book does indeed focus on recipes suited for kids, nearly all the recipes are useful/adaptable to Big Kids like your husband, too.
Among the recipes she provides:
Protein Granola Bars
Maria allowed me to reproduce her “Healthified” Cinnamon Bagel recipe here.
“HEALTHIFIED” CINNAMON BAGELS
1/4 cup coconut oil or butter, melted
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup unflavored whey protein
½ tsp Celtic sea salt
1 tsp aluminum free baking powder
OPTIONAL: 1 tsp guar gum or xanthan gum
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Blend together eggs, coconut oil/butter, salt, and spices if using.
In a separate bowl, mix coconut and whey with baking powder and guar gum. Blend the dry mixture into the wet until smooth.
Grease a donut pan with coconut oil spray. Bake for 15 minutes. Makes 6 bagels.
“EVERYTHING” Bagel: add 1/2 tsp dill, 1/2 tsp dried chives
1/2 tsp dried parsley, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp garlic, 2 TBS parmesan cheese
Onion bagel: add 1 tsp dried onion flakes
Cinnamon: add 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp stevia glycerite and 1 tsp vanilla (and use vanilla whey instead of unflavored)
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per bagel)
Lender’s New York Bagel = 270 calories, 4g fat, 6g protein, 55 carbs, 8 g fiber
“Healthified” Bagel = 161 calories, 13g fat, 8g protein, 2.9 carbs, 1.7 g fiber
Maria’s book can be purchased on Amazon.