A Healthy Way to Satisfy Your Family’s Sweet Tooth:
Parents care about healthy eating, but a survey by the University of Michigan shows that many parents still worry that they are not meeting their children’s nutritional needs. On top of this, kids usually scream for something sweet. There is a way to satisfy your family and your needs by giving them sweets that are secretly packed with a lot of goodness.
Fermented foods are popping up on grocery stores across the country. From kombucha, kefir, and yogurt to sauerkraut, pickles, and miso. Fermented foods are foods that are left to steep until their carbs and sugars become bacteria-boosting agents, this also can act as a way to preserve the food as well. You might know how effective fermented foods can be for aiding digestion. Well, a recent study shows that the ingredients in these foods amplify nutrient absorption, which can help other areas of the body. The study even shows that there might be some improvements in the brain.
One way to incorporate this food in your child’s diet is with a cake. Yes, a chocolaty and delicious cake filled with fermented goodness should do the trick. You will need naturally fermented sauerkraut for this cake recipe. This type of sauerkraut can be hard to find in normal grocery stores, but you should find it at your local health food store. Also, if you’re extra ambitious there are plenty of delicious recipes so you can make it yourself at home.
Making the Fermented Chocolate Delight
You will need to follow the recipe below to make this delicious cake, but keep in mind that this is just one idea. There are many other possibilities. All you have to do is look through a few recipe books.
Making this cake will require a number of ingredients.
You will need 3/4 of a cup of your fermented sauerkraut, which needs to be drained and finely chopped. You will also need 3/4 of a cup of a healthy sugar such a sucanat or coconut sugar. Healthy sugars have minerals that refined sugars lack.
The recipe calls for a half a cup of raw honey, which is filled with cell-protecting antioxidants. Antioxidants have been known to protect the skin and even your eyes, which is a good thing for your blossoming children.
One half a cup of butter is required, preferably from an organic source along with three organic eggs from free-range chickens. You can pick up these healthy eggs with an organic meal delivery service.
You will need one teaspoon of vanilla, but you can add a little more if you want, and two cups of sprouted flour, which is easier to digest. One teaspoon of baking powder and baking soda and a half a teaspoon of salt is needed.
Three fourth of a cup of unsweetened raw cocoa powder is required, which is considered a superfood filled with antioxidants, and you already know how good those are. The recipe also calls for three fourth of a cup of chopped walnuts, which contains neuroprotective compounds like vitamin E and one cup of water.
• 3/4 of a cup of a healthy sugar
• 1/2 cup of raw honey
• 1/2 cup of butter
• 3 organic eggs
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla
• 2 cups of sprouted flour
• 1 teaspoon of baking powder and baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon of salt
• 3/4 cup of unsweetened raw cocoa powder
• 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts
Now, you will need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees for this recipe, so you should start with that before you start mixing your ingredients.
The first thing you want to do is sift the dry ingredients carefully to make sure your cake is fluffy. Next, blend the softened butter, vanilla, and sugar until it becomes creamy. You can now add your raw honey to the creamed blend and mix well.
The next thing that you want to do is add the eggs to the creamed blend and beat. Grab the dry ingredients and the water. Add these ingredients to the creamed mix alternatively. Now, you can finally blend in the sauerkraut, and make sure you blend well.
Pour the entire mix into a greased cake pan, and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. You can poke the cake with a knife, and make sure it is dry before taking it out of the oven.
Most of these ingredients can be helpful in other ways, and you are probably thinking of a few more healthy delights that will please you and your family.
About the author:
David Glenn is a retired DIY expert and real estate investor of nearly 30 years. He now spends his time enjoying life as a freelance writer and health and fitness enthusiast, but hasn’t put down his tool belt yet. He loves his dog and 3 grandchildren more than anything.
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