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DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes

Whole Wheat Biscuits + How I Substitute Whole Wheat Flour for White Flour

As part of eating healthier and adding more whole grains and whole wheat flours to my diet , I have been doing a lot of baking with whole wheat flour. I’ve found lots of great recipes that use WW flour, and I’ve been experimenting a lot with substituting it for white flour in recipes that I already use and love. Today, I’m sharing with you my new favourite whole wheat biscuit recipe, plus how I substitute whole wheat flour for white flour in my baking.

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DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes

Make an Easy, Healthy Chicken Dinner in One Casserole Dish

Some nights (OK, 90% of the nights), I want to make a really easy dinner for my family that doesn’t involve copious amounts of chopping, five million pots and pans, and at least that many dirty dishes to wash afterwards. I do resort to frozen pizza or fish & chips sometimes, but here’s an easy supper that I’ve been loving lately. It’s SO quick to prepare, and it’s a lot healthier than lots of other fast suppers. This One Dish Chicken Dinner was a hit in our house, so I want to share it with you too.Continue reading

Baking, Breakfast, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Snacks

Bake Healthy Egg Breakfast Muffins

Starting October 1st, we made a diet change in our home. We decided to cut out as much white sugar and white flour as possible. I have thyroid disease (hypothyroidism), and it seems to have been really affecting my health lately – especially my digestive health, it seems. I asked my Dr if I should try going gluten-free, but he suggested to simply cut out more processed foods to see if that helped. It really, really has. It’s been hard, but it’s also been fun to experiment with some more creative meals and snacks that don’t have white sugar or flour in them. One of our latest favourite breakfasts and snacks are these tasty egg “muffins” that are so simple to make and honestly so yummy. I usually make a dozen or two every Sunday, and then I refrigerate them for easy re-heating and snacking throughout the week. My natural tendencies are to grab something sugary or bready for a snack, so having things like these, some cut up fruit and some veggies has really helped steer me in a different direction when I’m hungry.Continue reading

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