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One of my all time favorite autumn traditions is going apple picking at a beautiful orchard with my family. Each year we use those apples to bake our family recipe Apple Crisp, hands down one of my favorite desserts!
I've been doing this every year since I can remember and it's a tradition I've kept with me after moving out on my own. Over the past couple of years I’ve completely changed my lifestyle and diet so make no mistake that I changed the apple crisp recipe to fit my new lifestyle. We never have to cut out our favorite foods, only tweak them to make them work for our health, not against it.
I had been on that bandwagon for a while. Depriving myself, cutting out sugar, saying no to my favorite foods, feeling like I was missing out, then feeling guilty for indulging. It was a vicious cycle that led to me developing an eating disorder. I thought I was being healthy by restricting calories, working out like crazy, and denying myself. I felt defeated and knew there had to be a better way because this way of living was simply unsustainable and miserable to be frank.
Food is such an integral part of our lives, it's how we nourish our bodies but it's also a huge source of enjoyment. My life changed when I started focusing on my gut health. I started eating only real food and eliminating the junk and inflammatory provoking ingredients. I learned how to cook and bake all of my favorite foods in ways that nourished my body and fought dis-ease rather than feeding it.
It is possible for us to enjoy our favorite foods without it wreaking havoc on our health.
Nourishing Apple Crisp Recipe
What you'll need:
6 medium apples
1 cup organic coconut sugar
¾ gluten free flour (make sure there are no funky ingredients)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Dash of pink salt
2 tbsp hemp or chia seeds
1/2 cup of diced almonds, pecans, or walnuts or a mixture
8x8 glass baking dish
How to prepare:
Preheat the oven to 350º.
Peel and thinly slice apples, place them in the baking dish.
For the crumble topping, grab a medium mixing bowl and combine all of the dry ingredients
Add in the softened butter and mix together with a fork until all ingredients are combined and you have a crumbly consistency.
Add the mixture evenly on top of the apples and press down.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the topping is crispy and the apples are soft.
Remove from the oven, let cool for about 20 minutes, and enjoy!
P.S. You can even eat this for breakfast!
This recipe is good for the gut, fights inflammation and it is absolutely delicious. We only have this one body and life. We have to prioritize health and wellbeing to fully enjoy and make the most of it. We deserve to feel and look our best whilst enjoying a lifestyle that enhances health and promotes optimal wellbeing. The days of accepting health as deprivation are over. It’s all about learning to replace harmful agents with nourishing ones 💕
Wishing you a beautiful day 🌿