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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.
Time: 60 minutes
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
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):
Fat: 10.7 grams
Protein: 6.2 grams
Net Carbs: 2.2 grams (plus sugar alcohol from Swerve)
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Hello folks! Seasoned health coach and Primal Health Coach Institute Curriculum Director, Erin Power is back to answer all your questions about sleep, from why you’re waking up in the middle of the night to the best natural ways to improve your sleep cycle. Got more questions? Post them over in our Mark’s Daily Apple Facebook group or down in the comments below. Jordan asked: “I’ve been going to bed at 10 p.m. and waking up at 6 a.m. for a few weeks. For some reason, I’ve started waking at 3:15 a.m. and can’t go back to sleep. Any ideas on what’s causing it?” Almost half of all adults struggle with insomnia to some degree, so, if it’s any consolation, you’re in good company. That being said, it’s not ideal to feel like you’re dragging yourself around all day, coping with sugar-laden snacks or venti-sized cups of coffee. One of two nights of suboptimal sleep are manageable. But when it’s a nightly occurrence? It’s time to dig a little deeper. What Waking Up Early Really Means According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, waking up at a specific time of the night (or early morning in your case) is a sign that something is off in the body since, as TCM teaches, different hours are associated with different organs and emotional states. Even if you don’t follow that train of thought, paying attention to your body’s signals can be a huge wake-up call (no pun intended). It sounds like these 3 a.m. awakenings are a new thing, so start by looking at what’s changed recently. Are you: Under more stress at home or work? Taking a new prescription or supplement? Looking at a screen later at night? Eating too close to bedtime? Eating more carbs than normal…or fewer carbs? Consuming alcohol or caffeine later in the day? Anytime you’re doing something that’s working, then suddenly it’s not working, it’s usually because some other element has changed. I know, this isn’t rocket science, but in health coaching we like to start with the obvious. I like to start with the lowest-hanging fruit, which in my experience, is quite often a change in stress levels. When you go to bed at night and life’s other distractions have quieted down, the brain shifts into repair mode, and one of the tendencies that’s somewhat inherent to that is processing the worries of the day. While you might fall asleep with ease, your 3 a.m. jolt could be caused by an activation of your sympathetic nervous system. Maybe you feel your heart rate increase or your thoughts start racing. If this is the case with you, be aware of what might be causing your stress and take steps to alleviate it before your head hits the pillow. When Blood Sugar is to Blame Another thing to look at is blood sugar balance, which is can also be a culprit for 3 a.m. wake ups. It’s well established that high carbohydrate intake has been shown to … Continue reading “Ask a Health Coach: Why Can’t I Sleep?”
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