I love plain, simply-prepared vegetables. But I realize that if I don’t get a little creative in the kitchen, my family and I will end up getting bored with the same foods.
That’s why I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make bone-healthy foods interesting and delicious.
So today, I am thrilled to share with you my latest finds: three recipes for delectable bone-building treats that include “hidden” alkalizing vegetables.
And if you have grandchildren in your life, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that they’re eating healthy treats (and they will love them!).
Here Are The 3 Recipes
1. “Rice” Pudding
This versatile dish does not actually include any acidifying rice – it uses cauliflower instead! It’s excellent for breakfast or even dessert.
- 1 small (about 1/2 pound) cauliflower
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk, divided
- 1½ tablespoons brown sugar (add stevia to taste if you like it sweeter)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 egg yolks
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup pureed avocado
- Cut cauliflower into half-inch florets to measure out 1/2 cup. Pulse in a food processor or blender until its texture resembles rice.
- Place cauliflower in a medium saucepan. Add 1/4 cup coconut milk, brown sugar, stevia, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Gently bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for a few minutes. Let stand 15 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks and remaining 1/4 cup coconut milk until well mixed and slightly thickened, about 3 minutes by hand or 1 minute with an electric mixer. Set aside.
- Pour almond milk into a large saucepan over medium heat and add the avocado purée. Stir constantly until thickened, about 2 minutes.
- Add cauliflower and egg mixtures and stir constantly until thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour into 4 small ramekins or pudding dishes and refrigerate 1 to 3 hours before serving.
2. Purple Cupcakes
These treats are perfect for Valentine’s Day! Of course, they make a delicious bone-healthy snack or dessert any time.
- 1 cup coconut or almond flour
- ½ cup raw honey (adjust to taste)
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup pureed cooked beets
- 2 tablespoons non-GMO oil (such as almond, safflower, or melted coconut oil)
- 2 eggs
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ cup almond milk
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a medium bowl, sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and baking powder.
- Stir beet purée, oil, egg, vanilla, and almond milk together in a large bowl.
- Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until well combined.
- Divide the mixture evenly among 12 cups. Use paper liners.
- Bake 16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
3. Flourless Muffins
If you want to avoid wheat, these muffins are the perfect treat – they are chock-full of bone-rejuvenating vegetables and gluten-free quinoa. Serve alongside your main dish for lunch or dinner, or enjoy for a snack or dessert.
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 cup diced alkalizing vegetables (zucchini, pepper, broccoli, etc.)
- ½ cup Greek yogurt, plain
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 6 muffin cups (or muffin tin) with paper liners.
- Whisk the egg and egg whites together.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
- Divide the mixture evenly among the six muffin cups with paper liners.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.
Bone-Healthy Nutrition Doesn’t Have To Be Boring!
The old stereotype that nutritious food is bland and boring couldn’t be further from the truth. As today’s recipes clearly show, bone-rejuvenating foods can be enjoyable and delicious.
Of course, it surely helps to have ideas. That’s why with the Osteoporosis Reversal Program you’ll also get a Recipe Sampler, which includes pH-balanced easy-to-prepare and tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There’s also a section for main dishes, such as Spinach Croquettes, Fettucini Riviera, and Falafel Burgers.
The Recipe Sampler is a great way to get you started with creative bone-building nutrition. But if you’d like a more comprehensive recipe collection, you’ll love Bone Appétit, the Save Our Bones recipe book. It has more than 200 mouth-watering recipes from breakfast to dinner, and everything in between!
Plus Bone Appétit comes with three exciting bonuses:
- The 30 Day Meal Planner to help you plan out a month’s worth of innovative, flavorful meals and snacks.
- Blender Magic, a colorful recipe collection of bone-building dishes and smoothies to make in your blender.
- Calcilicious is bound inside the Bone Appétit cookbook, and includes recipes for calcium-rich dishes for any time you need a highly bioavailable calcium boost.
Trust me, you’ll never have boring meals if build your bones with Bone Appétit by your side!
Till next time,