No Grain Pumpkin Muffin (Paleo Friendly) (GFCF)

Servings per recipe: 10

 ½ cup Pumpkin Puree

½ cup Almond Butter

1 Large Egg or EnerG Egg Replacer

1 scoop Fit Food Vegan Protein Powder (brown rice and pea protein powder with stevia)

½ tsp Vanilla Extract

¼ tsp Baking Soda

½ tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place all ingredients into food processor. Blend until well mixed.
  3. Pour batter into greased muffin tin. You can use mini muffin tins too.
  4. Add additional toppings of your choice. (Calories listed do not account for mix-ins).
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.

 

 

Calories: 100

Fat: 8 grams

Carbohydrates: 6 grams

Fiber: 2 grams

Protein: 5 grams

Gluten Free Tortilla

I love this brand of gluten free products…and the tortillas are also dairy and yeast free. So many people go “gluten free” without realizing that yeast can still be a big issue for them in terms of digestion, Candida, etc.

If you are going gluten free, you may want to consider yeast free too. This wrap would be a nice addition to a meal.

Food-For-Life-Brown-Rice-Tortilla

Asthma and Low Antioxidant Intake with Children

In October 2012, a new study reported that intake of vitamins C and E is associated with a reduced prevalence of asthma. The number of individuals with asthma is increasing, and the disease affects approximately 25 million Americans, which equals about one in 12 adults and one in 10 children.

The subjects included 452 children between three and six years of age. The parents of the children completed questionnaires regarding lifestyle, demographics and asthma symptoms. The parents also completed a three-day diet history for the children.
The investigators showed that the children with the highest intake of vitamin C had a 65 percent decrease in the likelihood of asthma compared to the children with the lowest intake. Similarly, the children with the highest vitamin E intake had a 68 percent decrease in the likelihood of asthma compared to the children with the lowest intake.

Higher fruit intake was associated with a lower risk of asthma, although this finding was not statistically significant. The researchers stated, “These data suggest that children with high intakes of vitamins C and E may be associated with a reduced prevalence of asthma.”

Reference:
Nakamura K, et al. Public Health Nutr. 2012 Oct 1:1-6.