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Naturally Sweetened Treats Community e-Cookbook

Naturally Sweetened Treats Community Cookbook

Naturally Sweetened Treats is a Community Cookbook hosted by Heal Thyself and Homegrown & Healthy. Aubrey Griffin Johnson of Homegrown and Healthy and Pat Robinson of Heal Thyself! partnered to host their favorite real food bloggers’ “best of” recipes to share with you. Long before blogging and social networks, trading recipes has been a way to connect and transfer culture, nourishment and love from the heart of the home (the kitchen) to others. Similarly, each blogger shared his or her best recipes for our recipe collection!

Trying new ingredients and sharing recipes is fun. We share stories and real food recipes to help you to eat better. The cookbook captures the voices of our favorite bloggers and the recipes share their love of cooking real food with your family for your good health!

Bon Appétit!

Do you avoid sweets because they're "bad" for you?

What if I told you there are healthy treats in this book that you can eat for breakfast?

In Naturally Sweetened Treats you will find that Jacquelyn of LittleOwlCrunchyMomma loves these
yummy Peanut Butter Cookies Sweetened with Honey.with a tall glass of raw milk.

Peanut Butter Cookies Sweetened with Honey

Beth from Red & Honey claims her Apple Crisp is so healthy you could eat it for breakfast.

Apple Crisp so Healthy You Can Eat it For Breakfast

Berry Almond Crepes for breakfast from Katie from Kitchen Stewardship.

Berry Almond Crepes

Amy from Real Food Whole Health suggests her Easy Coconut-Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding for breakfast.

Coconut Chia Pudding

Christy from Completely Nourished sometimes whips up a batch of this Pumpkin Pie Spice "Ice Cream" for breakfast!

Pumpkin Pie Spice "Ice Cream"

Do you avoid treats because they're just too sweet?

How about Cranberry Mint Mousse from Kelli of Happy Healthnut which she describes as tart and not super sweet?

Cranberry Mint Mousse

Or these gorgeous Grilled Peaches with Lemon-Mascarpone Filling & Rosemary-Honey Drizzle from Natalie from Honey, Ghee & Me?

Grilled Peaches with Lemon-Mascarpone Filling

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We've all been there.

Invited to bring dessert for a potluck or gathering.

Or maybe you're having guests over to dinner.

What to make?

How about my Silky Chocolate Pie which is so decadent that a thin sliver is more than enough? Serves 16 easily!

Silky Chocolate Pie

What about these cutie-patootie mini cupcakes from Carolyn at Real Food Carolyn? This recipe makes 36 mini cupcakes!

Maple Cardamom Mini-Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing

Or maybe you're just looking for a quick little bit of sweet raw goodness?

How about these LÄRABAR® knockoffs (Chocolate Almond Date Bars) from Shannon of All Things Health?

Chocolate Almond Date Bars

Or Salted Cashew Chewy Bars from Sandi at Sandi's Allergy Free Recipes?

Salted Cashew Chewy Bars

What about these Naturally Sweetened Peanut Butter Cups from Colleen at Five Little Homesteaders?

Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Truffles anyone? Eileen from Wellness and Workouts actually describes these as wholesome!

Chocolate Truffles

Go ahead and splurge!

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It's okay to have a sweet treat once in awhile.

You'll feel good about yourself and your family eating one of the delicious healthy treats from Naturally Sweetened Treats!

If you're on the GAPS Diet, 33 of the 41 recipes are GAPS Friendly!

  • 20 Recipes are GAPS legal as written
  • 13 recipes are GAPS Friendly
    • 3 modified by substituting baking powder with baking soda and apple cider vinegar
    • 4 modified by substituting illegal sweeteners with honey
    • 2 modified by substituting whole wheat flour with almond meal or flour
    • 2 modified by substituting illegal dairy product with GAPS legal dairy product
  • 8 Recipes cannot be modified to be GAPS legal due to ingredients that cannot be substituted.


    I've put together a companion guide for Naturally Sweetened Treats to tell you which desserts are GAPS legal as written, and how to modify the 13 which are GAPS friendly. On the download page you will find a link to this bonus guide after you purchase your copy of Naturally Sweetened Treats.

    Here is a list of the 20 desserts in this e-book which are GAPS Legal:

  • Apple Mint Coconut Butter Bars
  • Chocolate Almonds Date Bars
  • Coconut Date Balls
  • Dairy and Nut Free Halva
  • Raw Banana Bites
  • Salted Cashew Chewy Bars
  • Paleo Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Chocolate Macaroons
  • Crazy Good Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups
  • Homemade Paleo Chocolate Bars
  • Naturally Sweetened Peanut Butter Cups
  • Silky Chocolate Pie
  • Cranberry Mint Mousse
  • Fresh-Squeezed Raw Citrus "Jell-O" Style Gelatin Snack
  • Heavenly Grilled Peaches
  • Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Coconut Date Mousse
  • Nutmeg Flips for Two
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice "Ice Cream

Plus you can modify these 13 with easy substitutions:

  • Grain-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
  • Maple Cardamom Mini-Cupcakes with Chocolate Icing
  • Nut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes
  • Paleo Strawberry Lemon Muffins
  • Winter Squash Pie
  • Frosted Pumpkin Cookies
  • Preacher Cookies (No Bake Cookies)
  • Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies (Sweetened with Honey)
  • Berry Almond Crepes
  • Fruity Caterpillar Rolls
  • Grilled Peaches with Lemon-Mascarpone Filling & Rosemary-Honey Drizzle
  • Easy Coconut-Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
  • Maple Pumpkin Custard

These remaining 8 cannot be converted:

  • Butterscotch Obsession Bars (tapioca starch)
  • No-Bake Choca-Chia Energy Chunks (oatmeal)
  • Strawberry-Vanilla Paleo Birthday Cake (arrowroot powder)
  • Chocolate Cherry Cashew Bars (Rice Krispies)
  • Easy Homemade Fudgy Brownies (sweet potato, tapioca flour, chocolate chips)
  • Snickerdoodle Cookies (stevia)
  • Apple Crisp So Healthy You Can Eat it for Breakfast (coconut palm sugar, oats)
  • Healthy Whipped Cream (heavy cream)

Images of all the GAPS Legal Naturally Sweetened Treats


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