Is Santa Gluten Intolerant?

Is Santa Gluten Intolerant?

A heartfelt thank you for your support over this past year.

It is about this time of year when things slow down overall in my practice–funny, people don’t want to come and see me during the holidays:)
I start to get really busy this time of year with a certain population–sons and daughters home for the holidays. My patients, many with grown children, set up visits for their “kids” while they are home for the holidays. 
This is a an enormous compliment to me! As a parent myself, I know what this means. Your ultimate trust. Thank you.
We are not a gluten-free household by necessity, but we naturally limit it in our food choices.
Last year, I posted this blog (with a FANTASTIC  GF cookie recipe)– “Is Santa Gluten Intolerant?”
I wanted to send it again to you
1) Because you all loved it last year
2) Because my 9 year old can’t wait to make them again this year **a true testament to how yummy they are
3) Because I want to reinforce how healthy eating is delicious and can be a lifestyle
4)Because, again, I Thank You for a wonderful year!
Much Health and Prosperity in the year to come,
Dr. Sherri

Is Santa Gluten Intolerant?

With the overly red face and big belly, it is possible…however, I cannot say for sure..Santa is not a patient of mine (not yet, anyway!).

In our household, we decided to make him gluten-free cookies..just in case!

And I have to share this amazing recipe with you b/c you simply won’t miss gluten (or any flour product at all) b/c they are amazing! Santa (and my 8 year old approved!)

– 1 cup ground almonds (almond meal)

– 50 grams melted butter organic, unsalted butter

-1/4 cup raw, unprocessed, sucanat or coconut sugar

-1/2 cup of  dark, naturally sweetened cocoa chips

– 1 egg- pasture raised

– 1tsp. cinnamon

-1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

– A pinch of sea salt

Preheat oven to 340 F

Mix together all of the ingredients, don’t add the butter while it is still hot – let it cool for a while before adding it to the batter.

Fold in chocolate.

Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Take one heaping teaspoon of batter at a time and place on to the baking tray.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until they are done. Take them out of the oven when the sides start to brown.

(adapted from glutenfreeday.com)
Per Ola Wiberg ~ powi via photopin cc