Monday, December 7, 2015

Savory Paleo Butternut Squash Latkes

So what to eat when you are grain free and recoverying from a Rota-virus and the recommended 'BRAT DIET' of bananas, rice, applesauce and toast ends up being the BA diet of Bananas and applesauce! 

Look in the fridge and throw together what you think might be 'safe' to digest from the leftovers there so you do not to spend too much time standing at the stove and yet will still have lots of healthy benefits to get you back on your feet!

Butternut squash  packs a lovely punch of vitamin B6, essential for the proper functioning of both the nervous and immune systems so lets use up t hat!

Parsley  is rich in many vital vitamins, including Vitamin C, B 12, K and A. This means parsley keeps your immune system strong, tones your bones and heals the nervous system, too. It helps flush out excess fluid from the body, thus supporting kidney function.

Garlic which helps to boost immunity and detoxify the body so is an awesome aresenol in the diet to fight off sickness! 

Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain. 

Onions improve the working of Vitamin C in the body, thus gifting you with improved immunity.

Bacon  ~ well everything tastes better with bacon but it is actually GOOD for your health too!

So put them together with a couple clean eating staples like an egg, almond flour and coconut oil and what can you make?  

Savory Paleo Butternut Squash Latkes
Makes approximately 6 Latkes how many that serves depends on your appetite!

What You Need
  • 2 cups of cooked butternut squash ~ scooped out of the skin.
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of almond flour
  • 2 slices of cooked bacon very finely diced to help with digestion
  • 1/2 an onion finely diced to help with digestion
  • 1 Garlic glove minced for its antibacterial punch
  • 1 pinch of ginger for its soothing tummy affects
  • Few sprigs of fresh parsley 
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
What You Do
  • In a bowl beat the egg well and add the remain ingredients to mix.
  • Melt coconut oil over medium heat and drop a 'patty full' scoop onto the frying pan and flatten even with flipper. 
  • Brown on each side for about 4 minutes until heated through.
  • Serve as a meal on their own or as a side with some meat and veggies!
Nutritional Breakdown  

Based on the recipe making 'six' latkes ... the coconut oil and bacon gives it a bad 'saturated fat' rating but you need to decide for yourself if you feel this is a 'healthy fat' option or a 'bad fat' option cause IMO their analysis does not discriminate between fats when I put nuts in there they say they are bad too and nuts are full of healthy fats!

Have an amazing day!

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much!

Savory Paleo Butternut Squash Latkes

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