Coconut Biscuits are my favorite for breakfast, brunch or anytime. They are quick and delicious… and also happen to be gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and nut-free!! I’ve been gluten-free since 1997 so I’ve tested a wide range of recipes with different flours. If you’ve never baked with coconut flour, it helps to let it sit for a few minutes after mixing to allow it to expand and come together. It boasts dietary fiber and a bit of protein. Once the biscuits are out of the oven, I recommend eating them right away while hot. They probably won’t last anyway!
Food & Recipes
Recipes and tips for eating smart and in season.
POWER LIVING® TV: How can you lose weight naturally? One way is to eat mindfully. Join Dr. Terri Kennedy in this Mindful Eating Exercise using an apple. In addition to losing weight, by eating mindfully, you will become more aware your food choices and truly enjoy the eating experience. If you’ve never tried a mindful eating exercise before, you might find it funny to slow down and actually chew your food. Nevertheless, there are countless benefits so give it a try!
POWER LIVING® TV: Have you ever moved through the day so fast that you don’t even remember what you ate? HOW you eat is just as important as WHAT you eat. This is at the heart of the book, Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life. In this edition of Power Living® with Dr. Terri Kennedy, learn more as Dr. Kennedy interviews Dr. Lilian Cheung, Director of Health Promotion & Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health.
PWR FOODS: Carrot Ginger Soup is one of my absolute favorite soups in Fall and Winter. It is packed with vitamin A and beta-carotene from the carrots which help to protect eyesight. It also gives a shot of vitamin C and iron – the vitamin C allows you to better absorb the iron. Lastly, the ginger is good for digestion and has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. Try out this vegan recipe which has no cream.
In the summer, it’s time to enjoy cooling foods – water-filled fruits and vegetables. Summer is associated with the element Fire, according to the Taoist Five Element Theory. Fire is the energetic force that governs the health and functionality of your heart and small intestines, as well as the functions of circulation and heating in the body. It is important to cut back on refined foods and animal fats to allow these organs to restore themselves.