This Grain Free Fig & Vanilla Granola fills the house with the most heavenly scent! I could make it everyday, just for that smell.  It is super easy to make, only takes about 10 minutes of hands on time and it is full of fabulous nutrition and taste.

I have many parents coming into the community who's kids are new to the whole foods world.  That is why many of the recipes I create err on the sweeter side. Making these homemade-whole food and gut healthy versions of processed foods a little on the sweeter side at first tends to make for an easier transition.  Once your taste buds are adjusted you can begin cutting back on the sweetener.  This recipe calls for 1/3 cup of honey.  You could use half of that amount and still get a great result.

 
Even with the full complement of honey and dried fruit, this granola packs a good nutrient punch and less sugar than the packaged variety. Full of fiber, protein and gut healthy fat it keeps blood sugar balanced and energy purring along.  It also comes with a full compliment of of micro-nutrients like potassium, magnesium, zinc and vitamins A and K just to name a few!  A big upgrade to that box of Quaker Oats Granola that might have had a spot on your shelf before today!
 
I hope you will give this grain free Fig & Vanilla Granola a try, maybe even this weekend, and I'd love to hear your what you think.
 
 Watch the video below to learn how to make delectable recipe.
 
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Gut Healthy Kitchen Basics – Meat Stock V.S Bone Broth. Learn which is best for gut healing and how to make the most healing & delicious meat stock. Plus, top secret ways to sneak this chicken meat stock into your kid’s food without them knowing its there! GAPS approved, Paleo, SCD, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and gut healing.

Meat stock is full of all the amino acids and nutrients that are so nourishing to the cells of the intestine.  Proline, glycine, L-glutamine and collagen are much higher in a meat stock than a bone broth.  

Meat stock is also much lower in histamine which makes it a better choice when you are starting out on the gut healing journey.  Any food that cooks for a long time like a bone broth is high in histamine and that can affect many people with chronic health conditions.  I’ve worked with many well meaning parents, who after reading about the benefits of bone broth, began using copious amounts in family meals.  Only to find that symptoms began to get worse! Once we switched to meat stock things got better again.  As a meat stock only cooks for 4-6 hours it is much lower in histamine.  Using an insta-pot can lower the histamine levels even more.  

Should you avoid bone broth forever? No, once you have done some good gut healing and symptoms have begun to improve you can try introducing a bone broth. It is a great source of minerals.  If you do notice an increase in symptoms then your child’s body needs you to wait a little longer.  

In the video below I walk you through making a delicious and nourishing meat stock and cover a few sneaky ways to get it into your kiddos!  

Check it out and let me know if you have any questions.  

 

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I am not a medical doctor. I am a certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, certified GAPS practitioner and certified Counsellor. My experience and personal research in order to help my son has taught me a lot about autoimmune and chronic illness from this holistic and functional medicine perspective and I want to share that information with you. This information is just that. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace medical advice.