SUMMARY: Openers Thanksgiving Day are actually all day long in our home. Friends and family stop in knowing a culinary taste dream awaits them. Incredibly though, my openers are simple with many made way ahead of time and pulled from the freezer a day or two ahead. That is the only way to go because, well… it is too much fun celebrating with my guests then being creative in the kitchen! Here’s my roundup! You will find the recipe links below, or if the recipes have not yet posted, I printed the instructions below. The Holiday Board on my Pinterest has these plus even more greats if you want other variety! Hoping you enjoy My Healing Diet Holiday Appetizers Roundup! Happy holidays!
SUMMARY: The recipe, Date Nut Bread, PALEO SCD GAPS, UMass IBD-AID is a favorite of family and friends. This is NOT a sweet bread per se although the dates do provide a tinge of sweetness. Some enjoy this bread with a swirl of butter on top. Double, if not triple, the recipe; it is that good. No matter what diet you are targeting, this is a healing nutrient dense recipe if you tolerate nuts, and for AIP — nuts have been successfully reintroduced, and for low FODMAPs — substitute maple syrup for the dates and consume small portions due to almond restrictions. Tip: Freeze extra mini loaves to always have this on hand.
The recipe is interesting since it uses several ingredients you may never have baked with — both almond and coconut flours, dates, and apple cider vinegar. Just the combination sounds peculiar; but it is a winner! The recipe also uses a food processor; I have had mine for 30 plus years — a bridal shower gift from my sister — though I honestly never really used it until beginning to eat SCD.
Some thoughts on serving size: One slice is actually enough even though it isn’t near the size you are use to, bread-wise. Remember, with nutrient dense foods, you honestly eat less due to satiety.
We have habits of eating a lot of something mainly because our body seeks nutrition, which the Standard American Diet is sorely lacking. This recipe is nutrient dense thus you eat less to nourish your body.