Snacks and Sides

Smothered Apple Bowl

It is not uncommon for many REID families to struggle with egg allergies or egg sensitivities.  Because of this, finding easy and tolerated breakfast options can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, a few years ago one of our incredible admins from the REID FB group, Leslie, shared this simple and versatile breakfast/snack idea. This recipe has been a staple in our house ever since. Thank you, Leslie! […]

Smothered Apple Bowl2019-10-07T09:27:46-04:00

Mango Salad Dressing

This simple salad dressing is a light and refreshing option for a summer salad!  The mango flavor pairs well with many grilled proteins, avocado and is a delicious topping for grilled pork, salmon or chicken kabobs.  Not to mention, mango and red onion are fantastic sources of quercetin, which inhibits glutamate release and a natural mast-cell stabilizer. Ingredients 1 large fresh mango 1/2-1″ piece of fresh ginger 1 tbsp chopped red onion 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes 1/4 c. fresh cilantro (packed) 1/4 c. avocado oil 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1 tbsp fresh orange juice Instructions [...]

Mango Salad Dressing2019-09-24T17:04:22-04:00

Roasted Pumpkin/Squash Seeds

With this recipe, we were once again trying to consume as much magnesium as possible.  Pumpkin and squash seeds contain some of the highest sources of magnesium found in whole food and are hugely anti-parasitic, especially with the hull! These incredible seeds also freeze well, so use the opportunity when in season to freeze any extras. They are surprisingly enough, a big favorite in our house. Ingredients 1 1/4 c. raw pumpkin or squash seeds 2 tbsp. avocado oil or melted coconut oil 1/4 tsp. sea salt Instructions Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheet or [...]

Roasted Pumpkin/Squash Seeds2019-09-24T16:46:17-04:00

Cranberry Sauce

Holidays can be tricky with extended family! This simple recipe doesn’t add any extra stress to the holiday food prep and is a simple way to make a traditional holiday dish a little more healthy. In my opinion, this tastes far better than any canned option out there. Ingredients 10 oz package fresh or frozen cranberries 1/2 c. Fresh squeezed orange or apple juice 1/3 pure maple syrup or honey (I used maple syrup but honey has less of a glutamate risk) 1/4 tsp fresh orange zest 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt Instructions Add all ingredients to [...]

Cranberry Sauce2019-09-24T16:44:55-04:00

Trail Mix

Looking for a quick snack while on the run? I’ve looked high and low for a cleaner trail mix option, but they are often packed with sources of free glutamate (MSG), anti-caking agents, and inflammatory additives. While different variations can be made, we try to store a chocolate free variety of this in my car and carry-on at all times. Ingredients 1 cup Roasted & Salted Almonds – Because all other ingredients are raw, I prefer to use roasted & salted almonds for this recipe. While it will very slightly increases the glutamate risk, I find it [...]

Trail Mix2019-09-24T16:08:38-04:00