8.26.2008

Nourishing Portable Foods: SCD Kid-friendly snacks/lunches

We interrupt the regularly scheduled weight loss Wednesday for Kimi's (the Nourishing Gourmet) challenge: nourishing portable foods. Here are some tips and a newly-discovered recipe!

Kid-friendly Standard Carbohydrate Diet snack and lunch ideas can be hard to come by, but here are some of our mainstays. Most of these are actually hearty enough to be lunches.

*Homemade yogurt with fresh or frozen blueberries, a dash of stevia and pure vanilla extract ( I put this in small mason jars!)

*Crispy nuts, raw cheese, and lacto-fermeted pickles. This is a complete meal in itself!

*Iced herbal tea (fruity kinds sweetened with a little stevia or honey). Rooibos tea is actually good for children's digestive systems, and my kids love this!

*Kombucha blended with frozen strawberries. Yum!

*Green popcorn (Oops, this is actually not SCD-friendly, but we still like it occasionally!)

*Yogurt/kefir cream cheese dip (strained yogurt or kefir; your choice of additions; savory or sweet. I like garlic and herbs or cinnamon and applesauce added) with raw veggies to dip.

*Smoked salmon (no additives) with yogurt cream cheese on homemade sunflower seed crackers (recipe below!)

Sunflower Seed Graham Crackers

1 cup hulled sunflower seeds
1 cup goat milk yogurt (or other)
1/3 cup raw honey
1/3 cup melted ghee or coconut oil
1/2 T vanilla extract
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Night before:

1) Soak seeds in 2 cups of water.

2)12 hours later, drain seeds. Place in food processor with other ingredients.

3) Process until light and fluffy.

4) Spread onto parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden.

5) Remove from oven and using a pizza cutter, cut into squares.

6) Place squares into a food dehyrator (or back in oven on warm temp) and allow them to get dry and cripsy (about 6-8 hours).

Serve with ghee and a touch of raw honey or nut butter for a nourishing, kid-approved snack!

Also, try adding parmesan cheese and herbs for a savory cracker!

5 comments:

Kimi Harris said...

Thanks for being part of the carnival. Those crackers sound amazing! I will definitely have to try them, as long as I figure out a way to substitute the yogurt. Any ideas?

You had some other great ideas well, especially for children who are more limited in diet. I hope that the diet changes are going well. :-)

Michele said...

These crackers sound delicious! :)

We love a "finger food" lunch of crackers, cheese, and lacto-fermented veggies, too.

I need to get started with Kombucha & Kefir, I think!
Blessings,
Michele :)

Carrie T said...

Kimi,

My pleasure to be part of the carnival! I think you could replace the yogurt with coconut cream or coconut yogurt (are you famiiar with how to make that?).LMK~

Michele,

Yes, kombucha and kefir would be great for you!

Cheeseslave said...

How did the crackers come out? I would like to try making those!

How are you doing on GAPS?

penelope said...

Hey,nice post!
Ever since i failed making yogurt I searched the net for something else like kombucha but found this article instead on Forget Yogurt, Drink Kefir.

Got myself some Kefir Grains from the author and have made kefir smoothies, juice, pastries, cookies and even soup. lol

I've got to say, i've never felt better and thanks for sharing! : )