Apple Pie.

I was waiting for this moment the whole summer: to make an apple pie. Apple season started early this year, but I didn’t crave for apple pie until last week. It happened one afternoon, it was chilly outside and I just wanted to have a bite of warm cinnamon apple pie. I didn’t want to make the regular apple pie, it should have been healthy version of my favorite fall dessert.

So I took all the ingredients out and found out that we have only 2 apples left. I didn’t want to wait till the next day, to go and get more apples, so I used some pears in my pie too, and it worked great, and helped me not to use sugar in the filling at all.

The crust turned out really good, and you couldn’t say it was made of oat and coconut flour and coconut butter.

It tasted like the regular apple pie, but I knew, it was made the healthy way, and to my surprise it was finished in 1 hour. Looks like I am not the only fan of apple pies here.

The recipe is gluten free. I used eggs for the crust but feel free to use the egg replacement to make the recipe completely vegan.

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Healthy Apple Pie ( Gluten Free).

Ingredients:

1 cup oat flour

1/2 cup coconut flour

2 tsp. baking powder

3 tbsp. coconut sugar

pinch of sea salt

2 eggs

1/2 cup coconut butter.

Filling:

2 sliced apples

2 sliced pears

1/2 cup water

1 tsp arrowroot powder

1tsp cinnamon

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1.Combine the first 6 ingredients in a food processor. It will be pretty dry.  Then start to add coconut butter until the mixture forms into a dough.  Roll out the dough and place it in pie pan.

2. For the filling combine all the ingredients and simmer it on the pan on the low heat, stirring every once in a while. It should be ready in 10 minutes.

3. Preheat oven to 170C [340F]. Fill  the crust with apple mixture – making sure to spread fruit evenly and fill any gaps.

4. Bake for 50-60 minutes on a middle rack until golden and bubbly.

5. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!!!!

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Vitacost Order.

I always try to make my Vitacost order once in 2 months, so I get enough stuff to last us for a while.

I mentioned already in the previous post, that their prices are unbeatable, but sometimes you should check it out, because you can find the same product for less money in the grocery store.( It happened to me maybe once), but I still saved the money because of using the coupons, and promo codes.

This time the order was big, because I needed different kinds of gluten-free flours, soap for Sophia, salt, coconut milk etc.

This is what I get:

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How to save even more on Vitacost?

1. I used the promo code for 10% off for my order.

2. Because I ordered Bob’s Mill brand products they had extra 20% off this brand.

3. I also saved 10% off for some items using the options Set&Save. You just set the delivery for particular items you want to get regularly, and this let you save extra 10%

4. Because I was ordering some coconut products they had a promotion and gave me 3 jars of coconut oil for free.

Generally I saved around 60$ of my order.

Here are some things that I usually order from Vitacost:

1. Earth’s Best Tots Flushable Wipes. Chlorine Free.

These are the best wet wipes for potty training and they are chemicals free. They are more expensive in the regular store. I ended up paying 2.96$ for a package.

2. Mary’s Gone Crackers. Original Seed Crackers.

These are my favorite REAL gluten-free crackers. They taste super delicious. GMO free, organic, nut free, dairy free, gluten free. The best price on Vitacost. They cost 5.60$ at Whole Foods. I ended up paying 4.31$

3. Selina Naturally Celtic Sea Salt Fine Ground.

I only buy Celtic Sea salt. Celtic salt is good for you and when you use it, you don’t need a lot of it, just a little.

The price at Whole Foods is 13$. I ended up paying 8.90$

4. Vitacost Organic Certified Tahitian Noni Juice.

I take it every morning, and the benefits of it are priceless:

1. Fight the cancer.

2. Promotes Cellular Health.

3. Combat Fatigue.

Noni Juice is usually expensive, and the best price I found on Vitacost-8.99$

5. Avalon Organics Tear-Free Baby Shampoo and Body Wash.

This is the only soap that I use for my daughter. Her skin is very sensitive and it gets worse in winter. This soap has no chemicals, no smell, and works great for us. Vitacost Price 5.45$, Whole Foods Price 8.50$

This is a little example how to save money on healthy organic products.

So if you want to try their service you can use the link:

https://www.vitacostrewards.com/dYhTYqV

to get 10$ off your first purchase.

Barnana. Organic Healthy Snack.

Bananas? This is one of the most popular fruit in the world. You eat it raw, cooked, dry, frozen.
Bananas are a good source of fiber, manganese, potassium, and vitamin C. Banana is an excellent source of B6. They help combat diarrhea by replacing lost potassium, and their soluble fiber from pectin helps absorb liquid in the intestines, to better form and move stool. Bananas also contain inulin, a type of soluble fiber that functions as a prebiotic, promoting the growth of beneficial in the gut.
There are over five hundred types of bananas. The banana tree is not actually a tree, but a huge herb. It can grow as high as twenty feet tall-as big as a two-story house. They are thought to be the first fruit to be ever grown on a farm.
There is a new product on the market, that I got to review recently: Barnana. Original Chewy Banana Bites.
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These bites are:
1. 100% raw and unprocessed
2. Gluten Free.
3. Organic.
4. Vegan
5. GMOs free
6. Zero refined sugar.
7. No preservatives.
They taste as good as it sounds. Chewy, not too sweet delicious banana bites.

We got 2 packages: Original and Chocolate( covered in chocolate)
Which one I like more? Both taste great, but my love to chocolate won!!!! I like everything “chocolate”, that’s why the chocolate one tastes better to me. This can work as an occasional healthy treat, because the bites taste like candy.
My daughter loved the original ones.
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We even took some of them to share with her friends on the play date, and the kiddos approved it.
My idea is to use it as a treat for my daughter now. She doesn’t eat any candies, or chocolate, but Barnanas will work as a healthy treat.
I didn’t see them at them at our local stores, but their site says, you can find them in Fairway, or order on line.
I will definitely recommend to try this delicious healthy snack.