Friday, September 5, 2014

Whole30 Apple Crumble ~ And a life after Whole30 update

So, apparently summer is over... even though it is still hot as blue blazes outside, everyone is rolling up their beach towels and parking their flip flops in hopes that crisp fall days are right around the corner.

Well, maybe "everyone" is actually me.

I'm ready for fall and all the glorious things it brings with it... like apples, lots and lots of apples. {and pumpkins, cute boots, sweaters, cardigans, flannel scarves, lattes, pretty leaves, pumpkin pie, football.....} Oh, wait, was I rambling?

Okay... let me try and get back to the point of this post.

You may have noticed that because I am so amazing at blogging these days, my last post happened sometime mid summer {months ago} and I had just finished my first round of Whole30! I was on top of the world, feeling great, looking great, and all around feeling like I could move a mountain if I wanted to.

You might be waiting for the part where I tell you that instead of moving the mountain, I fell off of it. You'd be wrong... and maybe just a little right too. I did in fact fall off the healthy eating wagon for just a minute. I celebrated my sweet Nola girl's decade of life with a homemade birthday cake and then continued to follow that with a few other questionable choices in food for a few days after that. But.... I quickly found my way back to my healthy path and completed another round of Whole30 a week ago.

I had the same amazing results as last time... better sleep, less anxiety, tons of energy and weight loss too! What I have learned after having completed two rounds of this Whole30 journey is that I just feel better when I eat better. My plan now is to fuel my body with the best foods that I can, and not be to hard on myself if I have a day {or entire week} that I don't eat healthy. The bottom line is, I know too much now to go back to my old ways of eating.

I have loved finding all kinds of new recipes since I started on this journey and I have created a few new recipes along the way too. This recipe for apple crumble happened one night that we were having breakfast for dinner. I wanted a fruity side dish to balance the savory sausage, eggs and veggies... and this was a hit!

Here's what you will need:

{* note * I made a small batch of this for the first round, as I do with most all of my trial recipes so that I don't waste any ingredients if it's a dud... you can always double this recipe to have more to share with your family ;) }

2 baking apples diced {I used Fuji because they were on sale}
2 tablespoons Ghee (clarified butter) I followed these instructions to make my own
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup almond meal
2 tablespoons Ghee
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Heat oven to 425*
Stir apples, ghee, and cinnamon together and pour into a small baking dish.
In a separate bowl, stir together almond meal, cinnamon, and ghee until crumbly. Sprinkle the topping over the apples and bake for 20-25 minutes until the topping just starts to brown.

That's it! Let me know what you think if you make it too!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on getting back on track. Okay, what is ghee? Would love for you to link this to Friday Favorites this weekend, Carmella! laura


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