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“Purple Potion” Recipe for Unsalted Cultured Vegetables

Purple Potion “the kraut without salt”

purple-potion-Thomas-logodCultured vegetables (cv’s) are made without salt and with raw vegetables and starter. What you get is a ton of enzymes, vitamins, and probiotics! I created this sweet ‘n sour combo for kids of all ages, especially those on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D) for something fizzy and colorful …. in walked Purple Potion.

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NO Salt Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut, known as kraut, is a popular probiotic food made with cabbage and salt. The salt acts as a natural preservative to keep bad bugs (pathogens) away, while drawing moisture from the cabbage.

Why not add salt…

Salt slows and

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BED Body Ecology Diet

Zucchini Frittata Recipe (gluten-dairy-egg white free)

This savory treat is delicious straight from the skillet or the next day at room temperature. Eggs are the key player, but only the yolks as I find most people I work with have a tough time digesting egg whites. If that’s not you then scroll down for a version that uses all the egg.

I am all about making food easy to digest … hence the name of my business, Happy Bellies and this recipe does just that 🙂 If you can eat egg whites, substitute 8 whole eggs for the 12 yolks and omit starch.

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Probiotic food The Body Ecology Diet

Tips & Tricks to Make Young Green Coconut Kefir (YCK)

I’ve made young green coconut kefir (yck) for going on 10 years and have moved through many learning curves. As a result, I can now whip up a batch of this delicious drink in much less time then I once did and with zero frustration. I hope my tips ‘n tricks help you be ready to dive in. My recipe here and a great visual here.

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The Body Ecology Diet

BonBons for The Body Ecology Diet

Assorted Truffles

These bonbons are perfect for Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) or other gut healing protocol like Paleo or GAPS. They do not contain gluten, yeast, refined sugar, or pasteurized dairy.

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Allergen Friendly kids

Keeping Kids “Sugar-Free” at School

Up until my oldest started kindergarten, he had limited exposure to refined sugar. We were an organic, homemade kind of family that consciously avoided sugar, artificial colors, gluten, and pasteurized dairy.

Most of our friends ate how we did and if we went somewhere serving food we couldn’t eat, I checked beforehand to see what we could bring. No matter what food we ate, or didn’t eat, I think its important to feel included; especially for kids.

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Treat Boxes for Sugar-Free Kids 🙃

A Treat Box is basically a Tupperware container filled with non-perishable treats. This box can be kept at school, day-care, summer camp, even a best friend’s home and offered to your child whenever there is a food item that he or she can’t eat (i.e. gluten, dairy) or that you don’t want him or her to eat (i.e. sugar, artificial dye).