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Health, Home, and Happiness: Easy Honey Almond Brittle

Monday, November 2, 2009

Easy Honey Almond Brittle

I lasted a whopping 3 days without candy. To make something using 'allowed' ingredients, I figured I could heat honey until it hardened, just like sugar. I heated it a little too long, but it was still good.

The almonds are soaked/roasted as described back here

Greased a cookie sheet with coconut oil and spread it all out to cool and harden.

Easy, no refined ingredients, and yummy!

Something I've noticed since starting this whole different way of eating is that now that I'm eating with digestion in mind, I chew my food much more thoroughly and don't rush through it. Maybe it's just me, but all so often I'd rush through eating, and would chew enough to swallow. Now that I'm thinking about my body being able to pull nutrients out of the food, I make sure things like nuts especially are finely ground before swallowing so that it's easier to work with 'down the line'. I also stopped giving my children things that they're not able to chew correctly, like whole almonds or raisins.

What do you think?

More posts about GAPS/Specific Carbohydrate Diet:
Modifying the intro to work for us
Starting GAPS

This post is going to be a part of Works for Me and Real Food Wednesday and Fight Back Friday

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Blogger Rachel said...

I agree with the chewing... I don't repeat giving the kids things that I find in their diapers as whole, because they didn't get anything from it. So what would the point be? No corn, raisins or carrots here. I haven't really given nuts yet anyway, but I know that wouldn't be chewed.

November 2, 2009 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Cara said...

You catch on quicker than I do ;) They're doing much better with cooked fruit rather than raw too.

November 3, 2009 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Rachel R. said...

My kids actually chew nuts pretty well, even as older babies. Because they're harder than things like raisins, the little ones seem to recognize more readily the need to chew them, so they don't choke.

November 4, 2009 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Melissa @the Cellulite Investigation said...

I am a sucker for anything honey, and the photo looks delectable!

November 4, 2009 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Karen Clementi said...

i started SCD a month ago. the beginning was REALLY hard but now i feel much better. now i don't even crave candy at all, which is weird because i have a mega-sweet tooth. anyway, i might make your brittle for my kids for a christmas candy. great idea!

November 4, 2009 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

This is so similar to an old Italian recipe my mother used to make. Instead of just almonds she used sesame seeds. Big tradition for this time of year.

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November 4, 2009 at 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Greenearth said...

Sweets look delicious. I find dates a good eat when have that sugar craving. They are a whole food and yummy and sweet.

November 4, 2009 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

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November 5, 2009 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger Sarah Schatz - menus for limited diets said...

This is a great and yummy idea. My grandma and now my mom makes peanut brittle every holiday. Now I can make a healthier version!

November 8, 2009 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Tommy and Mommy said...

This looks really good and satisfying. You didn't give amounts, so I'm assuming I can just wing it? :D

December 18, 2009 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Cara said...

Yeah, I just wing it. I actually like more nuts and less honey :)

December 19, 2009 at 8:04 AM  

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