Healthy with Jodi

Winter Squash Pancakes

    Winter Squash Pancakes

    Vegan, GF, Refined Sugar free
    Happily serves 4

    1 cup Cooked and smashed winter squash
    1/3 cup cashew cream or vegan cream cheese
    2 large eggs (or flax egg)
    1/2 cup coconut yogurt
    3/4 teaspoon sea salt
    A dash black pepper
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 cup all-purpose GF flour
    coconut oil for frying pan

    Crispy Sage Brown Butter:
    2 to 3 tablespoons butter
    A pinch or two of salt
    A few fresh sage leaves

    In a large bowl, whisk squash, yogurt, eggs, cheese, salt, pepper and baking powder until smooth.
    Add flour and stir until just combined. Batter will be thick.

    Heat skillet medium-low to medium.  Coat the bottom with coconut oil, and spoon in pancake batter,  flatten the pancake slightly.
    Cook until golden brown underneath, flip and cook until golden brown.
    Lower your heat, if it’s cooking too fast. If you’re worried pancakes have not cooked in the center, you can finish them for 10 minutes in a 250 degrees oven.

    To finish, wipe out frying pan and add butter (or you can use coconut oil), a Dash of salt and sage leaves, heating over medium heat. The sage leaves will crisp and the butter will brown in a minute or two so keep a close watch on it. Pour leaves and butter over pancakes

    To roast squash: For butternut or kabocha, roast it face-down on an a baking sheet sprinkled with coarse salt at 375 for 40 to 50 minutes, until tender.

    5 Things You Didn’t Know About Eggs – Eggciting Egg Ideas

      “Egg”citing Egg Ideas

      Eggs are so good for you.  They are a cheap source of protein for your body and wallet!  Egg whites contain adequate amounts of all essential amino acids.  Eggs are a good source of iodine, important for healthy thyroid function.  Egg yokes contain Lutein, which is an important phytonutrient for eye health.  Eggs are also an excellent source of B Vitamin Choline, which is an important nutrient for brain function.   Eggs have omega 3’s and are a very good source of selenium. Without enough iodine the body cannot synthesize thyroid hormones (T3 & T4).  And without selenium the body cannot have healthy thyroid metabolism function.  
      1 egg:egg
      70 calories
      5.5grams Protein
      4.5g Fat
      55g potassium
      186g Cholesterol
      0 Fiber
      1g Carb
      Always Always please choose organic, free range eggs

      Deviled Eggs
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      6 Organic Free Range eggs
      1/4 cup Coconut yogurt
      1-2 TBSP olive or avocado oil
      1 tsp coconut vinegar
      1 tsp Organic yellow mustard
      1/8 teaspoon salt
       Paprika, for garnish
      pepper (optional)
      Boil eggs. Crack and peel shells.  Remove yokes. Mix with the rest of the ingredients, smashing with a fork. Return mixture to eggs and garnish with Paprika

      Egg White Breakfast Pizza

       Break 3-4 Egg whites in a hot pan coated with coconut Oil.  Fry until a round.  Remove from heat.  Add Salsa, or Pizza Sauce and Breakfast sausage or Meat and top with Cheese.  Add Salt and Pepper

      Egg in an Avocado

      Preheat oven to 425 degrees
      Cut Avocado in Half, Remove pit.  Scoop out extra if the hole is small.  Use the left over yoke from breakfast pizza and put in the middle of the avocado. Season each filled avocado with chives, parsley, sea salt, and pepper.
      Bake about 15 mins

      How to Make a Hard Boiled Egg