Based on the success of her eBook “Healing Summer Meals” with a recipe collection from different experts in nutrition, Amy Hager from www.beehappylife.com decided to launch another project for healing meals suitable for the cold season. She asked 12 different nutritionists and dieticians whether they could send her their best and most innovative healthy winter recipes.
Of course I was totally on for it because I know how great it is to have a huge arsenal of recipes to fall back on when boredom sinks in… And I usually tend to spend more time in the kitchen in the winter because there are many damp, cold days in the Irish winter so that outdoor activities are a bit more limited than in the summer.
The recipes sound mouth-watering: Breakfasts include Sweet Potato Sausage Hash, Cranberry Orange Muffins or a Paleo Honey Granola. There are lovely soups and salads that show how you can incorporate winter vegetables into your daily meals. And, of course, heart warming Venison shepherd’s Pie or Chicken in a slow cooker to keep you warm on those cold winter’s days.
But there are also snacks and sweet endings- check out the no bake pumpkin pie or the grain free carrot cake! Unfortunately not keto-friendly enough for me but definitely a good option for my kids.
This time, I contributed a Chia Kale Shake
It shows how you can use shakes even if you’re on a very low carb diet. Smoothies can be challenging to make because of the amount of fruit in them but this kale shake tastes good although there is no sweetener in it.
The apple cider vinegar takes the bitterness out of the kale, the chia seeds give it a nice consistency and add some high quality Omega-3 fatty acids while the coconut milk and butter add some creaminess. The protein powder can also be replaced by some nut butter, for instance.
The other recipe I sent Amy is a Seedy Crisp Bread.
You can choose how thick you want it- light and crisp or focaccia-bread like. You can just roll it out thinner if you prefer it more crispy. It’s grain free and low carb with a good mix of fats and protein.
Try it out- it’s great when it’s topped with some butter and salmon, for instance, or with a nice pesto.
Now, enough talking about the recipes- sign up here to get a taste yourself!