Tag: Healthy Treat

Healthy Treat

Healthy Treat tags will take you to articles here at Homestead Lady that are recipes for desserts and other sweet treats that are made with only wholesome ingredients.  We never include ingredients like corn syrup or other processed sugars, margarine, highly processed grains or synthetic dyes.  Instead, we will help you craft a healthy kitchen based on whole foods principles:

  • whole, properly processed grains – including fermentation like sourdough
  • real, quality fats like animal lards, whole milk butters and rich oils
  • a variety of vegetables and fruits
  • alternatives diets like Paleo, Keto, gluten-free and others

We firmly believe that healthy treats can be made and enjoyed by all homestead families.

shamrock cookie with dried green powder

3-Way Naturally Dyed St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

If you’re frustrated trying to find homemade, natural green dye that actually works for your St. Patrick’s Day cookies, look no further! I have three cookie decoration methods, including buttercream frosting, that I’ve started using to incorporate that tricky green natural food coloring. I finally found a way to decorate St. Patrick’s Day cookies that’s easy and homemade! shamrock cookie with dried green powder

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Irish soda bread

Golden Irish Soda Bread

Here’s our family’s twist on a traditional Irish soda bread made bright by saffron and golden dried fruit. As a magical bonus we also show you how to change up the ingredients a bit to make the color of your bread match your favorite redhead. Liven up your St. Patrick’s Day with this easy, sweet yet savory golden version of soda bread! *Gluten free option provided, FYI.Irish soda bread

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Elderberry No Bake Granola Bars

These healthy, nut free elderberry no bake granola bars are so easy to make that they’ll show up in your lunch box every week. With soaked oatmeal, coconut oil, dried elderberries and honey these bars are homemade treat you and the kids will love!

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Elderberry Chocolate Torte – Low Carb!

This easy flourless chocolate torte is not only gluten free and low carb, but it’s also made deliciously healthy with elderberry-infused cream and farm-fresh eggs. This is the best herbal plated dessert recipe you’ll ever find!

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Fresh Cranberry & Dried Persimmon Sauce

Combine the benefits of heart-healthy cranberries with foraged persimmons for a richly flavored holiday sauce. This homemade cranberry sauce recipe includes cinnamon, oranges, dried persimmon and a hint of vanilla. Stop eating store bought cranberry sauce this year and replace it with this healthier, tastier homemade version!

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Instant Pot Grape Juice Recipe

Here’s how to make a healthy grape juice recipe the easy way in the instant pot. You can drink the grape juice fresh, make jello or prepare it for canning. In just minutes you can be drinking your own fresh, grape juice!

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Gluten Free Foods: Dark Chocolate Quinoa Sugar Cookies l Full of real food ingredients and whole grains l Homestead Lady(.com)

Gluten Free Foods: Quinoa and Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Gluten Free Foods: Dark Chocolate Quinoa Sugar Cookies l Full of real food ingredients and whole grains l Homestead Lady(.com)Gluten Free Foods have come a long way, in my opinion – especially in the area of desserts. You have to get creative, to be sure, but you can enjoy some mighty tasty treats. Like these Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Quinoa Sugar Cookies. Continue reading “Gluten Free Foods: Quinoa and Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookies”

Harvest Home l Embrace the season with your family l Plus a wholesome harvest recipe l Homestead Lady (.com

A Homestead Harvest Home

Start a new family, fall tradition with a Harvest Home celebration! Make memories giving thanks for the harvest with this unique, annual feast for family and friends. The article includes a little history if you’re teaching a homeschool unit study, as well as a traditional recipe for Cattern Cakes made from wholesome, homestead ingredients. Continue reading “A Homestead Harvest Home”

pumpkin and whipped cream in dishes

Homemade Cinnamon Pumpkin Whipped Cream

Here’s a quick recipe for homemade pumpkin cinnamon whipped cream to top any holiday dessert. Not only is this DIY whipped cream recipe Paleo compliant and low carb, it’s also a sneaky way to add in some vegetable to your treat. Your kids will never know because it tastes so good! pumpkin and whipped cream in dishes

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halloween marshmallows

Healthy Halloween Treats: Naturally Dyed Marshmallows

These healthy Halloween treats have no corn syrup, no granulated sugar and no chemical dyes. Instead, they’re made with vegetable coloring and honey. I think that might make them a health food, right? These make the perfect Halloween indulgence or gift for neighbors and friends. Plus, they’re so simple to make! halloween marshmallows

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