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Pumpkin Pie Dessert Nachos

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  • Cinnamon Pie Crust Chips Ingredients:
  • 1 cup and 2 tbsp almond flour, where to buy this
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup butter, melted or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 ½ tbsp sweetener of choice: coconut sugar (paleo,) or for low carb use 1 ¼ tbsp erythritol, I used this one.
  • ½ tsp cinnamon, for sprinkling on the top of chips
  • 1 ½ tbsp sweetener of choice for sprinkling on the top of chips: coconut sugar, or erythritol for low carb
  • Pumpkin Pie Dip Ingredients:
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (unsweetened, pumpkin should be the only ingredient)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened full fat canned coconut milk, or heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp sweetener of choice: coconut sugar (paleo) or for low carb use erythritol, like this one
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Caramel Sauce Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp sweetener of choice: coconut sugar (paleo), or for low carb use erythritol
  • 2 tbsp butter, or coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream or coconut milk
  • ⅛ tsp molasses
  • ⅛ tsp vanilla extract
  • Garnish:
  • 2 tbsp whipped cream or coconut cream, optionally sweetened with a couple drops honey or liquid stevia to taste.
  • ½ tbsp. chopped nuts * optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl combine: 1 cup and two tbsp. almond flour, 1 egg, ¼ cup melted butter or coconut oil, 1 ½ tbsp. granular sweetener of choice. Mix thoroughly together to form dough.
  2. Spoon dough onto a large piece of parchment paper and put 2nd piece of parchment on top of dough, *see photo above. Press dough flat between the papers and roll with rolling pin or use hands to press and spread out dough. Making sure not to roll out dough too thin.
  3. Once dough is spread out, pull top parchment paper off, and place bottom paper with dough onto baking sheet. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut pie crust into shapes (square, or triangle shapes work well), see photo*.
  4. In a small bowl combine: 1 ½ tbsp granular sweetener of choice, and ½ tsp cinnamon. Mix together thoroughly. Sprinkle cinnamon and sweetener mixture over the top of the pie crust chips. Bake for 12 minutes or until chips start browning at edges. Remove from oven and cool.
  5. In a medium bowl combine all the pumpkin pie dip ingredients. Mix together or whisk together thoroughly. Set aside.
  6. In a small sauce pan over medium heat combine all the caramel sauce ingredients except for the vanilla extract (it is added later). Melt and combine ingredients in sauce pan. Once all is combined and melted, bring to a boil on medium for 2 minutes and the then remove from heat. Let sauce cool for a couple minutes and then add the vanilla extract and mix it in. Let sauce cool and thicken for a few minutes.
  7. Place pumpkin dip in a serving bowl on a large platter. Drizzle pumpkin dip with caramel sauce. Top with whipped cream or coconut cream. Place cinnamon pie crust chips on the platter surrounding the dip. Serve and enjoy dipping.

Notes

Nutritional Data for Low Carb Version (using Swerve erythritol as sweetener of choice): Servings: 5, Serving size: 1 out of 5 portions (exact number amount depends on how large you cut the chips), Cal: 354, Carbs: 9 g / Net Carbs: 5.2 g, Fiber: 3.8 g, Fat: 30 g, Protein: 8 g, Sodium: 189 mg, Sugar: 2 g Nutritional Data for Paleo version (using coconut sugar as sweetener of choice): Servings: 5, Cal: 376, Carbs: 16 g / Net Carbs: 12.2 g, Fiber: 3.8 g, Fat: 30 g, Protein: 8 g, sodium: 190 mg, Sugar: 9 g *all nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used*

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Heal Cavities, Gum Disease and Whiten Teeth

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Heal cavities, gum disease, and whiten teeth with natural homemade toothpaste and diet

The truth is, the most important action you can take to maintain oral health is to eat a healthy diet. Avoid all artificial additives (flavors, colors, preservatives), GMOs, pasteurized dairy, and refined sugars. Do not consume foods laden with herbicides and preservatives (especially the “dirty dozen”) or animal protein (meat or dairy) from factory raised animals or farm raised fish. The healthiest diet consists of whole unadulterated foods, 80% of which are raw, organic vegetables and fruits (and eat more vegetables than fruit). It is possible, through a truly healthy diet and proper oral care, to whiten and re-mineralize your teeth, to re-build your enamel, and to heal your gums. Commercial toothpaste is toxic. You can avoid most of these toxic ingredients by using a ridiculously expensive natural toothpaste, but many still contain sodium laureth sulfate or other questionable ingredients such as glycerin, which prevents re-mineralization.

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe

The basic recipe for homemade toothpaste is equal parts of coconut oil and baking soda. Make sure both are organic and your baking soda is aluminum free. From here, you can add other ingredients and adjust ratios if necessary. Simple Homemade toothpaste recipe:

  • Equal parts of coconut oil and baking soda
  • Add essential oil to taste
  • Add stevia (if desired) to taste

For 6 tablespoons of oil to 6 tablespoons of baking soda, add up to15 drops of essential oil. Try peppermint, eucalyptus, cinnamon, clove, lemon, orange, rosemary, or discover others. Each essential oil provides more than taste; each adds its own benefit. Add drops of one, or experiment with combinations. But be sure to buy your essential oils from a reputable source and ensure you are getting the right genus species. Do your research.

  • Peppermint – a powerful anti-oxidant
  • Eucalyptus – antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory
  • Cinnamon – antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant
  • Clove – antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and an amazing antioxidant, the highest antioxidant essential oil. It is approved by the Dental Association for use as a dental anesthetic. It’s great for killing Candida.
  • Lemon – antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant
  • Orange – antiseptic and antioxidant
  • Rosemary – antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral

Neem oil and tea tree oil could also be used for antibacterial qualities. Try 6-8 drops but know that neither one is a flavor enhancer. They may help tighten up gum tissue, however. Your basic recipe can be changed in a variety of ways. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, sesame oil is not. You can replace as much coconut oil with sesame oil as desired to reach the consistency you prefer. But realize this will also change the taste and the color. Your dry ingredients can also be altered. Try adding trace minerals, calcium magnesium powder, bentonite clay, and/or diatomaceous earth to the mix, removing an equal amount of baking soda and adjusting for consistency. Trace minerals, calcium magnesium powder, and diatomaceous earth will all aid in re-mineralization, while bentonite clay will aid in drawing out impurities as it, like the aforementioned dry ingredients, adds grit. Hydrogen peroxide is added to many home toothpastes, especially those formulated for whitening. But hydrogen peroxide is one of those ingredients you are not supposed to swallow and it can irritate the gums. It is not a good idea for kids or for anyone with sensitive, damaged, or diseased gums. Gum disease is not only avoidable, it is, contrary to conventional opinion, completely reversible. If you try one of the recipes above, or have your own recipe, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below. If you would like more information on how to eat healthy, check out 80% Raw. If suffer from periodontal disease, or you are battling tooth decay or cavities, we highly recommend stepping it up with the recipe for Shillington’s Tooth and Gum formula. Combine this formula with a homemade natural toothpaste and a healthy diet and most people can rebuild enamel, heal the entire mouth, and have a perfect smile.

Sources: http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com http://www.weedemandreap.com http://bodyunburdened.com http://www.mom4real.com http://www.lahealthyliving.com