5 Things I Learned From Reading Paleo Frozen Desserts

Have you tried to make any paleo frozen desserts? I know I’ve tried them a few times but honestly, sometimes I just feel lazy. While I’m not really a strict paleo, I have been dairy free for some time which is a part of the paleo diet and lifestyle. However, since finding out in January that I have Hashimoto’s, I’ve been trying to go paleo as much as possible. I downloaded the book, Paleo Frozen Desserts: Amazing & Delicious, Quick & Easy, Low Calorie & Healthy on Amazon for free back in 2014 when it was available as a free download, (as of the date of this post in March 2018, it is $2.99), but had never really taken the time to read through it and use some of the recipes. However, lately, I’ve been experiencing sticker shock over the high cost of dairy-free ice creams. The average cost is about $5 for one pint depending on where you buy it, the brand and if it’s on sale or not. So it’s about 3 times more costly than ice cream made with cow’s milk.

So I recently took some more time to read through Paleo Frozen Desserts: Amazing & Delicious, Quick & Easy, Low Calorie & Healthy and found that making your own dairy-free ice cream, isn’t as difficult as it might seem.

Here are the five main things I’ve learned from reading this book:

1. You can use many of the same ingredients with dairy free ice cream as you do with ice cream made with cow’s milk. In fact, in most cases, all you need to do is change the cow’s milk for almond, coconut, cashew or other dairy free milk. You can also use the same ice cream maker you would use for regular ice cream.

2. Honey is a great sweetener and can be used with paleo frozen desserts just like you would sugar or other sweeteners.

3. You can use a blender to make dairy free ice cream and it makes it so easy. You just mix all the ingredients and then freeze for 5-6 hours.

4. 5-6 hours is the standard amount of time needed to make dairy free ice cream so the best way to make these paleo frozen desserts, is to plan ahead and make them at night so they can freeze while you are sleeping. Then in the morning, you will have delicious ice cream ready for you to eat and enjoy.

5. Almond flour can be used to make great cake pops. These are also really simple to make with just a few ingredients.

Which paleo frozen dessert do you want to try first?

Gluten Free Dairy Free Vegetable Soup

Do you struggle to cook gluten free dairy free vegetable soup? While it’s true that many recipes for soups call for things like cream of chicken soup, or tomato soup that have wheat flour in them and therefore aren’t gluten free, it really isn’t too difficult to cook a gluten free dairy free vegetable soup. Most of the time when I’m cooking gluten free and dairy free soups and or other recipes I follow an exact recipe. However, once in a while I will experiment and see what I come up with. I made with my mom for dinner this really yummy gluten free dairy free vegetable soup last week and it turned out too yummy to not post.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Vegetable Soup
Serves 3
This is a delicious gluten free dairy free soup that I cooked with my mom while using whatever we had in our fridge. It turned out so good I decided to post it here.
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Cook Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. Chicken Broth
  2. Carrots
  3. Onions
  4. Cauliflower
  5. Zucchini
  6. Cheyenne Pepper
Instructions
  1. Shop vegetables into small pieces.
  2. Cook until about half cooked.
  3. Add in 1-2 cans of chicken broth in pan.
  4. When done sprinkle in a small amount of Cheyenne Pepper.
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What do you think? Do you want to try and cook this recipe? Do you have other recipes for gluten free dairy free vegetable soups that you enjoy?

Special Diets for Special Kids

The book “Special Diets for Specail Kids” is a nice big book with over 350 pages. Updated a couple of times, the most recent edition was published in 2011 however, the information is still very relevant.  This book is based on the idea that the Gluten Free Casein Free diet is the best one for children with autism, sensory issues and or ADD/ADHD.  The book starts with a very thorough introduction about why diet changes can help special kids as well as explaining the various ways to get tested for allergies and food sensitivities. The next chapter talks about nutritional support including an overview of the various vitamins and nutrients and the role they play in health. The next chapter is called How and What to Feed Your Child. This chapter talks about how to start the gluten free casein free diet and what exactly to feed your child.  The rest of the book is divided into chapters based on meals and types of food including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Also included are recipes on how to make dairy free milks, gluten free breads and recipes for holidays including Christmas and Thanksgiving.

The book also includes a CD at the back with the recipes in PDF format on it. While I’ve read a lot of books on special diets for special  kids I have to say this is one of if not the best one. The recipes are for the most part simple and made with ready to find ingredients. The book is made with pictures and bigger print making it easier to read and follow along. In fact, even some children may be able to follow the recipes if they are old enough and can read.

The biggest disadvantage to the book “Special Diets for Special Kids” is that the focus is exclusively on the Gluten Free Casein Free diet. While this is great for parents who are trying out or using this diet with their kids, there are other diets such as paleo and this book does not take these diets into account at all.

Buy a copy of the book here. Special Diets for Special Kids, Volumes 1 and 2 Combined: Over 200 REVISED and NEW gluten-free casein-free recipes, plus research on the positive … ADHD, allergies, celiac disease, and more!