You know those times when you just want a little something to snack on? Like, you don’t need an entire protein bar, but you want a few bites of something tasty and satisfying? I have a lot of those times — before I go to the grocery store, when I’m beginning to prep a meal that’s going to take a while, when I’m back from a workout and I’m not quite ready to eat anything substantial … the list goes on. And guys, I may have found my perfect snack. Perfect Bites, the newest offering from the makers of the…

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Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

Just a heads up that this will be my last FTLOF post for a couple of months, as I’m going back on maternity leave. You can keep up with the baby rosebuds on Instagram @daryarose.

This week decide earlier to make healthier choices, more adults getting food allergies, and what “natural flavors” really means.

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Links of the week

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Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

This week food inspections stall in government shutdown, snack drawers teach kids moderation, and the optimal diet for humans.

Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us!

Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app to read at 300+ wpm. So neat!

I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you.

Links of the week

What inspired you this week?

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If you’ve got a kiddo who’s gluten-free or celiac snack-time can be, well, a bit of a minefield. via GIPHY Because you want your kiddo to feel included and normal — but when they can’t eat the animal crackers being passed around playgroup … via GIPHY Not to mention that the same ol’ gluten-free snacks day in and day out can get pretty boring. via GIPHY So, to help you freshen up what’s in that spill-proof snack-cup, here are a whopping 75 gluten-free snacks for kids. (And, as always, double-check labels to make sure there’s no gluten in any of…

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October means pumpkin…everything. Those who eating low-carb, however, may believe that most of those treats are off the menu. Not so. It’s possible to enjoy a variety of traditional pumpkin recipes (including pumpkin pie and this pumpkin bread) while you keep your low-carb commitment. Made with the goodness of almond flour, eggs, and all the traditional spices, this pumpkin bread bakes up moist and flavorful. Pumpkin puree rather than pumpkin pie filling means you can sweeten to your own taste. And don’t worry about sugar—this recipe doesn’t have any. It uses a popular low-carb standby—Swerve—to add sweetness without the sugar content.

Servings: 10

Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¾ teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda
  • 2 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup organic pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ¼ cup Swerve
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • *½ cup of optional mix-ins: chopped pecans or walnuts

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place rack in center of the oven.

Grease an 8×4-inch loaf pan with butter or coconut oil and line with parchment paper so the paper overlaps the sides like handles. Grease the parchment paper lightly.

Sift almond flour to break up lumps.

In a large bowl, stir together almond flour, salt, baking soda, and spices. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin, Swerve, and vanilla extract. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in the wet. Gently stir until batter is just combined. Fold in any mix-ins.

Scrape into prepared loaf pan, and smooth the top of the batter. Bake for 43–46 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Remove from oven and set aside to cool (for about 30 minutes). Lift the bread out using the parchment handles, peel off the paper, and slice.

Store leftovers in an airtight container for 5 days in the refrigerator. To freeze, wrap bread tightly (aluminum foil works) and store in freezer for 3 months.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 137
  • Fat: 10.7 grams
  • Protein: 6.2 grams
  • Net Carbs: 7.7 grams

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Today’s delicious recipe is offered up by the team at Pique Tea. I’ve become a big fan (and proud affiliate) of Pique Tea’s products because of their superior antioxidant value. Thanks to their team for an excellent recipe we’ll all be able to enjoy with guests and family. (And don’t miss the special deal they’re giving MDA readers….)

Summer wouldn’t be summer without popsicles! These popsicles will make the perfect treat for when you’re feeling hot and bothered, and are filled with nutrients to help you look and feel your best. (They are also a fab way to use up any overripe strawberries you might have!)

We’re fairly sure there’s nothing better than a pretty popsicle that’s yummy AND healthy, so we’ve paired Primal Kitchen®’s Collagen Peptides with Pique Tea’s Hibiscus Beauty Elixir for that extra kick. Hibiscus is a antioxidant powerhouse that’s not only delicious, but also boasts beautifying properties.

Strawberries offer antioxidant power in their own right, helping reduce inflammation and fight free radicals. The addition of Collagen Peptides “seals and heals” your gut lining, repairs damaged cell walls and offers essential with amino acids.

Each Pique Tea sachet contains up to 12x the antioxidants (third-party verified) than regular teas and is the first of its kind to be Triple Toxin Screened for pesticides, heavy metals, and toxic mold. Mark’s Daily Apple’s fans get a special deal: Get up to 2 FREE cartons here!

Strawberry Hibiscus Beauty Collagen Pops

Time in the Kitchen: 10 minutes, plus a few hours to freeze popsicles

Servings: 6 popsicles, depending on size of popsicle mold

Ingredients

Instructions

First, start by boiling 2 cups of water, then remove from heat. Next, slowly sprinkle in coconut sugar (optional), Pique’s Hibiscus Beauty Elixir and Primal Kitchen’s Unflavored Collagen Peptides until completely smooth.

Add the chopped strawberries into the mold, fill the mold with the liquid mixture, and place popsicles in freezer for 6 hours to overnight, and you’re done!

Please note that sweetening up the popsicles with coconut sugar is optional. So is adding Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides, but the collagen doesn’t affect the flavor of the popsicles, so why not add it in? Collagen turns these popsicles into a nourishing and wholesome summer treat.

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