Spiced Carrot Muffins

What if I asked you to make me breakfast? It couldn’t be that hard, right? Here are the guidelines: it must be grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free, corn-free, fruit-free, soy-free, no refined sugars, low sulfur.  Have you thought of anything yet? I am waiting…

When I first started following a modified version of the SIBO specific food guide, I completely gave up the idea of breakfast and began to see all of my meals as equal.  At first, I felt empowered that I did not have to eat a sugary treat for breakfast, but eventually I found myself dreading eating breakfast or constantly being late because it took too much time to prepare my dinner-like meals.

I decided that I had to find a happy medium.  I created these Spiced Carrot Muffins as a convenient option for a SIBO-friendly breakfast.  They are very minimally sweetened (only 1 teaspoon of maple syrup or honey per muffin) and that makes me feel good about serving them for the most important meal of the day.  To make a complete meal, I like to serve my muffin warm with ghee or butter alongside a glass of almond milk and a turkey sausage.  To turn this recipe into a dessert, I recommend serving with homemade frosting or adding chocolate chips. Continue reading

Rainbow Carrot Fries

Rainbow Carrot Fries

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb rainbow-colored carrots (or regular carrots)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Kitchen Tools:

  • Oven
  • Baking Sheet
  • Metal Spatula
  • Cutting Board
  • Sharp Knife

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 410 degrees
  • Cut carrots lengthwise into thirds, then cut into “fries” (see photo below).  The more equal in size that each fry is, the more evenly they will cook.
  • Place olive oil on baking sheet.  Use metal spatula to spread oil evenly.
  • Distribute carrots evenly on tray so that they are not overlapping.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping half way through.  They do not have to be perfectly flipped, but ideally each fry will be touching the baking sheet. 
  • Sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy!

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