The Benefits of Oatmeal

Eating oatmeal has many benefits. The best oatmeal that I like to use is rolled oats because its more versatile in cooking than quick oats. Oatmeal is naturally gluten-free, however if you are gluten sensitive, you should check packaging to make sure it hasn’t been processed in a facility that also processes wheat.

  1. Oatmeal is high in fiber and great for digestion.
  2. Oatmeal is an anti-inflammatory and contains Avenanthramide that is great to lower blood pressure.
  3. Helps control weight and keeps you feeling fuller longer.
  4. Can reduce your bad LDL cholesterol levels and regular cholesterol levels.
  5. Oatmeal has a low glycemic index and can stabilize your blood sugar levels.
  6. Reduces the risk of colorectal cancer.
  7. Oatmeal has antioxidants and reduces the risk of heart disease. 
  8. Lowers the risk of asthma and asthma attacks.

Grandpa’s Kitchen Pull-A-Part Dinner Rolls

Photo courtesy Allyson Kauwe, Grandpa’s Kitchen.

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This recipe uses one of my favorite products Grandpa’s Kitchen Bread Mix. When making this, you can use any gluten-free flour mix. This recipe I made is a variation from one of Grandpa’s Kitchen recipes, that I revised to be more diabetic friendly.

12 oz plain yogurt

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1/4 Cup Avocado Oil

2 1/4 C Grandpa’s Kitchen Bread Mix

1/3 Cup Oatmeal Flour

1 tsp Salt

3 tsp Baking Powder

1 Tbsp Monk Fruit Powder

1 Tbsp Yeast

Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. On lowest mixer speed, slowly add wet ingredients and incorporate with the dry ingredients and mix for five minutes until thoroughly mixed. Cover the dough and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

Grease hands well. With a 2-inch scoop, make dough balls, roll gently and place in a greased 9×13 pan. Let rise for 40 minutes or until rolls touch each other. Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.

1 roll = 20 g carbs,  0 g sugar

You can find the original recipe on Grandpa’s Kitchen website.

Feel GOOD and GET Tough With Your HEALTH

Feel Good mock up paperback ebook

Finally this 10 year project is almost finished. “Feel GOOD and GET Tough With Your HEALTH” is the first of a series that will goes along with the Gluten-Free Frugal Gourmet Recipe Books. The focus in this books is a guide for reversing Type 2 Diabetes.

This book addresses how food affects diabetes and other he how health conditions can be related to products containing gluten and other foods that cause inflammation. Feel free to share #FeelGOODandGETtoughwithyourHEALTH.

This is your chance to purchase an advance copy of the book at a discount before it’s available on Amazon.

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Sugar I Quit!

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The truth is, most artificial sweeteners can be more harmful to you than sugar. Some artificial sweeteners are as much as 20,000 times sweeter than sugar. According to MD Anderson, studies have shown that many artificial sugars have been linked to cause cancer. However, sugar by itself doesn’t typically cause cancer. Additional studies have shown that there are multiple health risks associated with too much sugar consumption.  Sugar has its own set of issues. I have noticed how addictive sugar can be. Like a drug, there are so many other things I have been able to quit easier than sugar. I have been weighing out the pros and cons of eating sugar. Here’s the facts;

  1. Sugar can make you gain weight and increases your appetite.
  2. Sugar can affect your mental health and causes Brain Fog.
  3. Sugar causes inflammation.
  4. Sugar has been linked to Heart Disease.
  5. Sugar can cause higher blood pressure.
  6. Sugar causes tooth decay and cavities.
  7. Sugar can affect your hormones and lowers your immune system.
  8. Sugar affects kids and adults with ADHD.

 

None of this evidence is new information. There are many aliases that sugar can be found under different names. Here are some of the names to find where sugar is hiding.

  • Beet Sugar (sugar beets)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cane Sugar
  • Corn Syrup
  • Corn Syrup Solids
  • Dextrose
  • Fructose
  • Galactose
  • Glucose
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Invert Sugar
  • Lactose (milk sugar)
  • Maltose (malt sugar)
  • Molasses
  • Sucralose
  • Sucrose
  • Treacle (refined from molasses)

So.. based on the facts, sugar I quit! All of the previous recipes I have posted here, I will be revamping and refining them to exclude the dreaded evil sugar that none of us need in our life. Here is a good article how to detox from sugar. I am looking forward to enjoying a better healthier life without it.

What It Means To Be Gluten-Free & Vegan

Many people don’t realize the differences between being Vegetarian and Vegan. Everybody knows that being vegetarian means you don’t eat meat. Being Vegan is a lifestyle choice it means to not only not eat meat, but also not use any by-products derived from animals or anything that is harmful to the environment. Being Gluten-Free can also be a lifestyle choice. Many people I know need to be gluten free due to dietary restrictions or food allergies.

Gluten for those that don’t know, is a product that is found in traditional flour, pastas and many other products.

Gluten (from Latin gluten, “glue“) is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barleyrye, and spelt. Gluten gives elasticity to dough, helping it rise and keep its shape and often gives the final product a chewy texture. Gluten is used in cosmetics, hair products, and other dermatological preparations.[1]

Gluten is the composite of a gliadin and a glutenin, which is conjoined with starch in the endosperm of various grass-related grains. The prolamin and glutelin from wheat (gliadin, which is alcohol-soluble, and glutenin, which is only soluble in dilute acids or alkalis) constitute about 80% of the protein contained in wheat fruit. Being insoluble in water, they can be purified by washing away the associated starch. Worldwide, gluten is a source of protein, both in foods prepared directly from sources containing it, and as an additive to foods otherwise low in proteinhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gluten

Many products that you buy in stores that normally don’t have gluten have in them, have been contaminated and processed in a facility that also processes products containing gluten. This is a huge problem for people with  food allergies. Then there are many people with gluten, soy and dairy allergies. If you have food allergies, are diabetic or have made the choice to be Vegan or Vegetarian, I want to cater to all of you in sharing recipes and ideas that will help you live a healthy lifestyle.

There are many additives out there that are very unhealthy that I try to avoid. I admit not every single post I share on here will not cater to everyone’s needs (all recipes are gluten-free). I will do my very best to list all of the nutrition information you need, to help you decide for yourself what is best for you to try. My rule of thumb;  If it’s too expensive to make, find a better way to make it, if it doesn’t taste good don’t bother.