Eating healthy can be fun. Healthy food offers such a huge space for experimenting and creativity! To be honest, sometimes healthy food literally asks for some new ideas… We can’t just eat salads, or I can’t at least 🙂 And trying to avoid some obviously not as healthy foods requires to add flavour in a […]
Buckwheat flour is a healthy wheat flour alternative and is one of the most versatile flours. It is gluten-free which makes it a good choice for anyone with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.
Buckwheat flour is packed with nutrients, readily available, easy to work with and has a nice nutty flavor. It is high in fiber, protein, niacin, amino acids and vitamin D. It is also rich in potassium, phosphorus, iron and calcium. The protein in buckwheat is said to be one of the best sources of protein available from plants and it contains all of the essential amino acids.
In Japan, buckwheat flour is used to make soba noodles. In Russia they are known as blinis. In France, buckwheat is used to make galettes. In the Ukraine, hrechanyky are a type of yeast rolls made from buckwheat.
If you do not have any wheat or gluten sensitivities, you can blend buckwheat flour with wheat flour to boost both nutrition and flavor. If using buckwheat for bread, no more than half of the total flour should come from buckwheat.
How to make Buckwheat Flour: http://food.onehowto.com/recipe/how-to-make-buckwheat-flour-9943.html
If you love apples, you’ll love this recipe.
Here’s a tasty and healthier version of an apple pie using buckwheat flour in the crust. This apple pie is sweetened with natural sugar and loaded with fibers!
View the full recipe at www.healtholution.ca
Perfect Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies
Dehydrated Buckwheat Granola
Mini Buckwheat Cheese Cakes with Ginger and Lemon
Buckwheat Vegetable Stir Fry – Russian Food
MEET KALE. Your new friend with benefits.
Kale is one the most healthiest and nutritious plant food. It is loaded with tons of beneficial nutrients and health benefits. It is part of the cabbage family and comes in different shapes and colors. Most are green but it comes in purple too.
- High in vitamin C (A cup of kale contains more vitamin C than an orange)
- High in vitamin K (A cup of kale contains 7 times the RDA for vitamin K)
- Low in calories
- High in antioxidants (Quercetin and Kaempferol)
- Helps lower cholesterol levels
- Includes calcium, potassium and magnesium
- High in lutein and zeaxanthin (good for your eyes!)
Adding kale to your diet is simple. Simply add it to your salads or use it in recipes. Since my blog is about Buckwheat, so why not make a Buckwheat Kale Salad!
Here’s a recipe for Buckwheat Kale Salad at rebeccapricehealthcoach.com
There’s plenty of recipes to try with buckwheat flour – and one if them is Crêpes.
Pure buckwheat flour is gluten-free and suitable for those following a gluten-free diet. It has a very intense flavor and ranges from nutty to earthy. For starters you could start by mixing some buckwheat flour with all-purpose flour (or other kinds of flours). Even a small amount of buckwheat flour will give some nice earthiness to your dough and batter. If you’re not able to find buckwheat flour at your local market, you could get buckwheat groats and grind them into fine powder.
Here are some ideas to get you started!
Buckwheat Crepes with Caramelized Apples
Sweet Buckwheat Crepes
Caramelized Peach + Cherry, Prosciutto and Gorgonzola Salad w/ Buckwheat Crepes
Buckwheat Crepes with Corn and Roasted Poblano Chiles
Buckwheat Crepes with Greek Salad and Egg
Kid-Friendly Buckwheat Crepes
Gorgeous vege pizza loaded with colorful bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach leaves from parsley in my teeth. What a great idea! Other than buckwheat flour, the pizza dough incorporates grounded chia seeds too. Healthy and nutritious~