Wk 34 (Jan 28 – Feb 3)

Week 34 of my US National Food Day Challenge is now completed – 4 out of 7 done again this week, so again keeping to the objective of my challenge.  Also, all refined-sugar free along with my normal gluten-free requirements!

Leave a comment to let me know what you think of my quest! 

January 28 – National Blueberry Pancake Day

2015-01-28 Blueberry pancake Pancakes made with 1 banana and 2 eggs, a bit of cinnamon and vanilla.  I was skeptical at first, but they didn’t turn out too badly.  Add in some blueberries, some flaxseeds and some yogurt and I had a really healthy breakfast!

January 29 – National Corn Chip Day

I was planning on having our famous ‘taco nacho dippo thingo’ for this day, (basically the taco meat in a bowl, with the taco salads etc and then use corn chips to dip into it), but wanted to try something a little more interesting.  So I coated a portabello mushroom in corn chips (with a little eggs and gluten-free flour) and baked it in the oven.  The rest of the family had corn-chip breaded chicken, but it was pretty awesome! 2015-01-29 Corn chip crumbed mushroom

January 30– National Croissant Day

Ever try to find a gluten-free croissant that also tasted good?  Or was even slightly good for you?  Needless to say, I had a rest day …!

January 31 – Brandy Alexander Day

Again, an alcohol-based day, so rest day for me again!

February 1 – National Baked Alaska Day

Another day that was way too hard to make gluten and sugar free …

February 2 – Crepes Day

2015-02-02 'Crepes' One of my failed attempts … I tried to make this ‘healthier’ but ended up with some thin pancakes that didn’t taste very nice.  Definitely not crepes, but I still ate them for breakfast.  I guess some things just shouldn’t be messed with!

February 3 – National Carrot Cake Day

I have an awesome carrot cake recipe (here), but in the interest of healthier eating, I found a grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free recipe and adapted it.  Strangely enough it turned out really well!  I want to try it again because when I was making it I changed the recipe quite a bit, so I’ll measure out the ingredients this time and put it up on this website so you all can try it out! 2015-02-03 Carrot Cake

Coming up next week:

  • February 4: Homemade Soup Day / National Stuffed Mushroom Day
  • February 5: National Chocolate Fondue Day
  • February 6: Nutella Day
  • February 7: National Fettucini Alfredo Day
  • February 8: Molasses Bar Day
  • February 9: National Bagels and Lox Day / Pizza Pie Day
  • February 10: Cream Cheese Brownie Day

Stay tuned to see which ones I choose to make/eat and how successful (or not) I am! 

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