At times, I have a sweet tooth and just want a little something, and now that I am laying off of the chocolate (see my oxylate post) I wasn’t sure what to have. I’ve also been fighting tennis elbow for a little over 4 months, and with tennis season coming up, I feel desperate to do whatever it takes to get this thing healed. Anyway, I use to make collagen-filled gummies to have around in the summer, and I thought maybe they would both satisfy my sweet tooth and help with my elbow.
So in the past week and a half, and I’ve already made them three times! I love going to the fridge and having one every now and then. Because we used berries, they are low sugar but still nice and sweet. Tate and I are addicted. And Alice, who claims she doesn’t like cooked fruit has been picking away at them. It’s only a matter of time before she loves them. They’re in my book, Super Paleo Snacks, but we did tweak them a little and love the change. We were out of honey so instead we used maple syrup (and added an extra tbsp of maple). The collagen, which you can get on Amazon, along with my book :), has so many benefits (see my old post about collagen and gummies). Oh, and I really wanted to say, if you are one of the ones who has written a review for me on my book, I really want to thank you for the bottom of my heart. It’s funny, I see reviews come in on Amazon and each time, I just wish so badly I could personally thank the person for taking the time to write it. And then today I realized I can, well kind of, if they read this! So, truly, thank you!!!
Look at how cool these things are….
Okay, so of course the day before the Super Bowl I had to do a football food post, right? While this Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe does have dairy, it also isn’t from a packaged soup mix full of MSG, gluten and other nasties. My family and friends love this recipe!
Okay, maybe George isn’t as innocent as I originally thought….
And for those of us that don’t tolerate dairy well, here are some of our other favorite super bowl recipes:
I hope everyone has fun watching the Super Bowl tomorrow!! Go Falcons!!!
- 1 cup thawed, chopped frozen spinach
- 1 1/2 cups thawed, chopped frozen artichoke hearts
- 6 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Thaw spinach (can put in a pot with hot water) put in a pot and artichokes and drain any extra liquid.
- Heat cream cheese in microwave for 1 minute or until hot and soft.
- Stir in rest of ingredients and serve hot.