Berry Parfaits

I love Parfaits. I like to pretty them up for the children, to turn them into special treats.

  • I put them into sundae cups for a nice treat. Or I use decorative bowls.
  • I have real tea-spoons with long handles that I place in the cups.

Berries are healthy and should be a part of everyone’s diet, with the possible exception of babies. My daughters and the daycare children love these, as do I.

  • Use any type of berries you like, and or combination of berries.
  • Use coconut cream, flavoring it if you’d like with pure vanilla or mint extract.
  • Add toppings such as fresh cherries or dried fruit, if desired.
  • Add seeds or nuts to the top.

All you do is:

  • Put a tablespoon of cream in the bottom of the cup.
  • Layer coconut yogurt and berries until you get to the top.
  • Add your choice of topping(s).

These parfaits are great for:

  • Daycare children to make.
  • Hot summer days.
  • Party treats.

They make great:

  • Snacks.
  • Breakfast ideas.
  • Desserts.

Enjoy!

Shannon

P.S. If you have any parfait ideas that you’d care to share, please post them in the comments. Thank you.

Shannon

 

Fruit Parfaits

I love Parfaits. I put them into the sundae cups for a nice treat. I have real tea spoons with long handles that I place in the cups to add just a little fanciness to this treat.

Ingredients

any type of fruit that you like, and you can mix and match them

coconut cream flavored with pure vanilla, citrus, or mint extract

toppings such as cherries, crushed almond slivers, or unsweetened coconut cream.

  1. Put a tablespoon of cream in the bottom of the cup.
  2. Layer the cream and fruit until you get to the top.
  3. Add your choice of topping(s).

Tips

  • These parfaits are great for daycare children to make, though adults may need to cut (or supervise the cutting of) the fruits.
  • They are refreshing on a hot summer day.
  • And they make great party treats.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve at breakfast with an egg scramble.
  • Serve for a dessert or snack.
  • Serve as a side with lunch or dinner.

Enjoy!

Shannon

P.S. If you have any other parfait ideas that you would care to share, please post them in the comments section. Thank you.

Quick Tip: How to Use Up Apples

Apples are abundant during the autumn months. Sometimes you’ll find yourself with too many. They’ll keep awhile when wrapped individually in newspaper and kept in baskets or boxes in a cool place. You can also make homemade apple, puree and freeze or can it for later use.

So, what can be made with all of this apples?

  • Apple crisps and cobblers
  • Paleo pple Roll
  • Paleo muffins and breads
  • Paleo pancakes
  • Apple bars
  • Apple pie
  • Roll-ups
  • Crepes

Shannon

Quick Tip: How to Use Up Pumpkin

Pumpkin is abundant during the autumn months. If you find yourself with a lot of pumpkins, remember they will keep awhile when not cut. You can also make homemade pumpkin puree, and freeze or can it for later use.

So, what can be made with all of this pumpkin?

  • Soups and stews
  • Paleo pumpkin Roll
  • Paleo biscuits, muffins and breads
  • Paleo pancakes
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Pudding
  • Ice cream

Shannon

Quick Tip: How to Use Up Cucumber

Is your garden giving you a lifetime supply of cucumbers this year? It can seem like that sometimes. Perhaps they are the best sale item this week, and you want to buy a bunch while you can? Maybe they are what the food cupboard sent you home with? Whatever your reason for having so many cucumbers, you might as well use them up. Here are some ways in which you can do that:

  • Slice or chop; add them to your salads.
  • Slice and add them to your sandwiches.
  • Slice and eat them with a little salt.
  • Shred and add to your fajitas, tortillas, or tacos.
  • Shred and add to omelets.
  • Cut the ends off and give them to children for snacks.
  • Slice and add to your BLT.

Do you have any other ideas? Please share them with us in the comments.

Thank you,

Shannon

Quick Tip: How to use up Blueberries

Maybe you went blueberry picking over the weekend. Or purchased them at a great deal. Or someone gave them to you. Or you were lucky enough to come by them at the food cupboard. Perhaps you have too many blueberries, and you can’t use them up fast enough.

Did you know that blueberries are very high ranking on the antioxidant scale, making them one of the healthiest foods around?

Here are some ideas to help you to use up all of those blueberries:

  • Add a handful to your paleo muffin or bread mix.
  • Make paleo blueberry pancakes.
  • Add a handful to your smoothies.
  • Make a berry salad.
  • Add to fruit salads.
  • Put some into a vegetable salad.
  • Top coconut yogurt with a handful.
  • Make a blueberry sauce.
  • Make blueberry-maple syrup.
  • Top crepes with whipped coconut cream and blueberries.

Do you have any other ideas?

Shannon

Autumn Trail Mix

This is good as a snack, and would be great as an addition to your Thanksgiving celebration. It is easy for children to put this together by themselves. Store in a jar or package individually for easy snack access.

I use store brand items when possible to make this as cheap to make as possible.

This trail mix is so easy to make even small children can help. Once made, it is good as a snack, or placed in canning jars and used as a goodie at each place setting on the Thanksgiving table.

Ingredients

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup slivered almonds

1 cup pumpkin seeds

2 cups dried cranberries

1 cup dried mixed berries

  1. Put everything in a bowl and mix with your hands.

Happy Autumn!

Shannon