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Grain-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Grain-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

I hope you and your family are enjoying some quality time in the kitchen. We baked our favorite cookies and made delicious ice cream sandwiches. Here’s the recipe for you to try at home.

Ingredients
1 cup almond butter (or seed butter)
1 cup coconut sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tsp vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 350º F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine all ingredients in a medium-size bowl and stir to combine. Use a medium-size cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and place them on the baking sheet with enough room to spread out. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Once cool add your favorite ice cream (we used dairy-free vanilla) and freeze for 10min. Serve and enjoy! 

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Versión En Español

 

Sandwiches de Helado Sin Granos

Espero que tu y tu familia estén disfrutando de un momento agradable en la cocina. Horneamos nuestras galletas favoritas e hicimos deliciosos sándwiches de helado. Aquí está la receta para que pruebes en casa.

Ingredientes
1 taza de mantequilla de almendras (o de semilla)
1 taza de azúcar de coco
1 huevo
1 cucharadita de bicarbonato de sodio
1 cucharadita de extracto de vainilla
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Instrucciones
1. Precaliente el horno a 350º F. Forre 2 bandejas para hornear con papel pergamino. Combine todos los ingredientes en un tazón mediano y revuelva para combinar. Use una cuchara para galletas de tamaño mediano para sacar la masa y colocarla en la bandeja para hornear con suficiente espacio para extenderse. Hornee 10 minutos. Una vez frío, agregue su helado favorito (utilizamos vainilla sin lácteos) y congele durante 10 minutos. .

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How To Take Care Of Our Health During This Time

immunity

We are living in very uncertain times and I want to highlight that now more than ever we should be taking care of our health, boosting our immune system and avoiding toxic chemicals. These are all things we should be doing every day not just when the entire world is on lockdown while trying to control the spread of COVID-19.

Truth is that there are germs and toxins around us at all times and it is our job to keep ourselves and our families safe. We do this by eating whole foods, eliminating refined sugar, taking supplements, drinking clean filtered water, and eliminating any toxic chemicals (household cleaners, laundry detergent, etc) that come in contact with our bodies because these types of chemicals can weaken the immune system, mess with the respiratory system and increase the rate of childhood asthma.

Stress also weakens the immune system so breathe, meditate and keep your cortisol levels down and your health and wellness high.

Starting today, I’m sharing daily health + wellness tips, recipe ideas and answering common questions so make sure you follow me on Instagram Stories.

 

Version Español

Estamos viviendo tiempos muy inciertos y quiero resaltar que ahora más que nunca deberíamos cuidar nuestra salud, estimular nuestro sistema inmunológico y evitar productos químicos tóxicos. Estas son todas las cosas que deberíamos estar haciendo todos los días, no solo cuando todo el mundo está paralizado mientras tratamos de controlar el COVID-19 (corona virus).

La verdad es que hay gérmenes y toxinas a nuestro alrededor en todo momento y es nuestro trabajo mantenernos seguros a nosotros mismos y a nuestras familias. Hacemos esto comiendo alimentos integrales, eliminando el azúcar refinada, tomando suplementos, bebiendo agua limpia y filtrada y eliminando cualquier químico tóxico (limpiadores domésticos, detergente para la ropa, etc.) que entre en contacto con nuestros cuerpos porque este tipo de químicos pueden debilitar el sistema inmunológico. sistema, meterse con el sistema respiratorio y aumentar la tasa de asma infantil.

El estrés también debilita el sistema inmunitario, así que respira, medita y mantén tus niveles de cortisol bajos y tu salud y bienestar altos.

A partir de hoy, estoy compartiendo consejos diarios de salud + bienestar, ideas de recetas y respondiendo preguntas comunes, así que asegúrese de seguirme en las historias de Instagram.

 

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Dinner Favorites Kid-Friendly Recipe Snacks Uncategorized

Gluten Free Side Dish: Plantain Fries

Gluten Free Side Dish: Plantain Fries!

A healthier version of an old guilty-pleasure. This gluten free side dish is great as a snack  or side dish as it pairs well with a variety of flavors. Plus it satisfies the craving for salty and crunchy without the guilt! Cooked in avocado oil, topped with fresh cilantro and served with a side of dairy-free dipping sauce, this healthy recipe still packs a punch.  

 

Plantains look like bananas but are a lot starchier; they’re also rich in vitamins (especially A and C), potassium, and fiber, and can be eaten either green, semi-ripe, or fully ripe. Green plantains are usually cooked and eaten like potatoes—as in these fries. They are mild in flavor, simple to prepare plus they are inexpensive and easy to find. #winwin

I grew up eating mofongo and tostones. Both are traditional Puertorrican dishes made with green plantain. Plantains reminds me of summer in Puerto Rico as a kid. My aunt would make tostones for us served with…wait for it… mayo AND ketchup (gasp!). I know, so so bad but so so good! I still enjoy tostones dipped in mayo-ketch when I visit the island because finding a healthy balance in life is important and good for the soul. Ya know! 

When I’m not enjoying tostones in Puerto Rico, I prefer to flip the traditionally unhealthy recipe for a healthier version. This time Joe and I cut the plantains into fries and cooked them in avocado oil. We served them with fresh cilantro and vegan chipotle mayo for dipping. So delicious!

 

Here’s the recipe, I hope you like it!

 

BTW here’s a quick PSA for ya!

I’m co-hosting a workshop on April 27th in NYC titled MIND+BODY and CAKE! A Women’s workshop on pleasure, digestion and healthy baking and would love to see you ladies there! For event details and to purchase tickets click here!

 

Now back to this delicious recipe… as always, don’t forget to tag your food pictures and tag us using the hashtag #ourflipsidelife on INSTAGRAM. We’d love to see it!

Ingredients

2 green plantains

Avocado oil, for frying

Sea salt

Toppings (optional)

Fresh cilantro, chopped

Vegan Chipotle Mayo (for dipping)

 

Instructions

1. Cut the tops and bottoms of the plantain and score the skin lengthwise with a knife, and carefully remove the peels.

2. Cut the peeled plantains into the shape of fries.

3. Soak the cut plantains in a bowl of water and salt for 20min (this allows the plantain to absorb water and helps steam the inside as it fries).

4. Drain the salt water and blot the fries dry with paper towels.

5. Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat with 1-1/2 inch of avocado oil until hot enough that the oil sizzles when a plantain is added. Line a plate with paper towels and set aside.

6. Fry the plantain fries in small batches until tender and just golden, 2 to 3 minutes each side. Once ready, transfer fries onto the plate lined with paper towel to drain.

7. Season fries with salt and top with fresh cilantro (optional). Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

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This Is My Journey!

I realized that some of you might not know why I started this blog or why I started our company, FLIPBOX. So today I’m going to take a break from sharing recipe FLIPS to share a little bit about me, my journey and how this all came about. Please take a moment to read it through and if you feel it resonates with you or someone you know feel free to share it.

This was me 3 1/2 years ago. A new mom, new life, unhealthy and totally lost.

 

Before pregnancy, my life consisted of long work hours, strenuous gym classes (that had me slimmer and more fit), juice cleanses, happy hours in the city and teeny tiny blue dresses! Then I met Joe, fell in love and life took us on an unexpected roller coaster of adventures and new beginnings.

One of those new beginnings? A baby! Nine months + 80lbs later, Carolina was born. We uprooted our life from Manhattan to Brooklyn to begin our new chapter as a family of three. Joe was quickly back at work, leaving me alone with a newborn and no manual. I was overwhelmed and scared.  I spent most days alone with Caro, fighting the baby blues while trying to get my life back to “normal”. I was trying to make sense of my emotions and I did that by overeating. I was picking up unhealthy eating habits that weren’t making me feel better.

I realized I had two choices- dwell on being overweight and unhappy or make a lifestyle change. I chose happiness – and that meant changing my lifestyle, beginning with my eating habits. I knew that this kind of change and behavior started with me, and if I wanted to set an example for my daughter and my family I had to change.

Inspired by healthy food blogs, cookbooks, and cooking class, I changed my diet, began to exercise again and the weight started to come off. Shortly after I started the blog as an outlet. I also picked up some self-help books and learned to use meditation to calm my anxiety. I gradually made small changes to my life that I knew would work for me. Everyone’s journey is different; but, it always begins with baby steps.

 

 

 

 

Fast forward to my NEW normal, which is still a work in progress. Joe, Caro, the blog, and FLIPBOX make up this new chapter of my life and my heart is full. I went from not setting foot in the kitchen to cooking and sharing healthy meals that are both delicious and time-efficient for busy families like us.

I also developed a kid-friendly dessert kit, FLIPBOX, that encourages families to come together and bake something yummy, fun, and healthy.

I’m not a doctor or a nutritionist; I’m a mom on a mission to make healthy eating easier and fun for families! 

I’ll be honest, it was not easy for me to share these photos, but I did it because I want other mamas to know they are not alone. Look around you- there are mamas right next to you fighting that good fight, and trying to be the best version of themselves. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed sometimes. Life changes, but with change come different opportunities to be better and to be wiser! One thing I’ve learned so far on this crazy journey of growth and self-discovery is to follow your passion. When you do what you love, doors will open organically and your soul will be fed.  Live in gratitude. Take a minute to say ‘thank you’ to that higher power and spread gratitude to others. Lastly, pay it forward. Help others along the way.

Oh, and that teeny tiny blue dress? I finally took it out of my closet and donated it. It’s a size 2 which isn’t my size. I’m a HEALTHY and HAPPY size 8 and I am Loving it. Here’s to loving who we are at every stage in life and living our truth!

Karla