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28 March, 2013

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Creamy Fruit Waffles Recipe: Diet for Healthy Living


Creamy Waffle

This is a great meal idea for those who are transitioning from traditional comfort foods, to a more optimally healthy aligned diet. Although many "healthier" waffle options exist today, it is still best to make a homemade waffle to ensure the best, healthiest ingredients were used. The meal features a fruit serving, some fiber and carbohydrates. Depending on your yogurt choice, it can be rich in healthy fats and proteins too.
Read on to know the detail about this recipe.


TYPE: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert
PREP TIME: < 15-30 mins (depending if making your own waffles)
SERVINGS: not set, make according to personal needs
  • Vegetarian or Vegan (depending on ingredients chosen)
  • Wheat-free or Gluten-free (depending on ingredients chosen)
  • Soy-free (depending on ingredients chosen)
  • Corn-free (depending on ingredients chosen)
  • Peanut-free
  • Nut-free
  • Refined sugar-free (depending on ingredients chosen)
Goodies Needed
INGREDIENTS:
  • Homemade Waffles* OR Frozen Waffles (ex: Van's Natural Waffles) *this recipe is gluten, dairy and egg free
    • 1 1/4 cup sprouted brown rice flour, or finely ground almond flour, or millet flour, etc.
    • 1/2 cup of potato starch
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)
    • 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce
    • 3/4-1 cup of water or non-dairy milk of choice
  • Strawberries (organic) OR a similar fruit of choice
  • Non-dairy Yogurt (ex: So Delicious Coconut Yogurt)
TOOLS:
  • Waffle maker, (or)
  • Toaster/Toaster Oven
Preparation Steps
  • Make your homemade waffles according to recipe. (For a quick preparation toast frozen (natural) waffles.)
  • Rinse and cut the strawberries into small pieces. (Don’t use frozen fruit as it will make waffles soggy.)
  • Once your waffles are ready, place a generous amount of the fruit on the waffles.
  • Pour some of the yogurt on top of the fruit covered waffles, and enjoy.
Meal Nutritional Benefits
Waffles:
  • Provide rich supply of fuel for your body, from the carbohydrates
  • Whole grains offer fiber, macro and micronutrients
  • Always choose the highest quality ingredients for most health benefits, otherwise it can quickly turn into an unhealthy meal
Non-Dairy Milk/Yogurt:
  • provides optimally healthy plant proteins and fats
  • naturally cholesterol free
  • avoids the problems associated with dairy (use of hormones, drugs, acidity, mucous formation, allergies, etc.)
  • depending on source, like soy, hemp, coconut, almond or brown rice; offers a variety of different healthy nutrients and health benefits
  • always aim for ORGANIC and ORIGINAL, unsweetened varieties
  • always choose the least processed versions
Strawberries:
  • good source of (in descending order): vitamin C, manganese, fiber, iodine, potassium, folate, vitamin B2 and vitamin B5
  • contain antioxidant properties to prevent cancer, enhance healthy immune function and protect against rheumatoid arthritis
  • for more information, visit the strawberry detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods
There are tonnes of healthy recipe out there that will give you the satisfaction and benefit of healthy living, make it a habit once in a while to switch from your natural food routine to healthy recipes and you will be glad you do.

Note: this post was originally posted at evolvingwellness.com, and was re-edited by us.

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Author: About Mathew
Mathew is a Diabetic Educator and Health Consultant, Certified Project Manager, Medical Microbiologist and Content Writer Read More

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