Allow me to introduce you to Sylvie! Sylvie is a mother of 3 unschooled kids, a former celebrity personal assistant who recently moved to Abu Dhabi where her husband, Eric, is teaching. She and Eric each lost over 65 lbs with Paleo and continue to improve their family’s health with food and lifestyle tweaks. Sylvie is the author of The Paleo Survival Guide: Getting Started with Paleo and her brand-new e-book The Gelatin Secret: The Surprising Superfood that Transforms your Health and Beauty. She shares recipes and health tips at Hollywood Homestead.
When I first transitioned my kids to Paleo, I mostly focused on what not to eat, especially things like gluten and dairy which one of my kids in particular was super reactive to. After we got our bearings I started experimenting with incorporating more nutrient dense foods like sardines and bone broth and finding new ways to sneak them into their diets. The easiest thing to sneak into their day to day has been quality gelatin from pastured animals.
Bone broth is especially awesome since it not only contains gut healing gelatin but also many beneficial minerals as well. If the thought of a hot mug of bone broth isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry… I’ve got you covered.
My kids favorite “treat” by far is gummies. I say “ treat” in quotes because they see it as a treat but really this stuff is a superfood in its own right. As a matter of fact I make a batch each week.
If you only add one thing to your diet I highly recommend it be gelatin. It’s effortless to add a teaspoon of collagen to your tea each day and making some orange jello once a week is super easy as well.
I’m such a fan of gelatin I wrote an entire book about it! (Scroll down to learn more about The Gelatin Secret and get an exclusive coupon code).
For those of us with autoimmune diseases or leaky gut incorporating gelatin regularly can produce amazing results in the gut healing process.
If that’s not enough to convince you, do it for the radiant skin since gelatin is better than botox.
It might surprise you to know how many different recipes you can make with gelatin. Everything from custards, puddings, marshmallows and of course jello and gummies as well.
Here’s a super easy recipe that both kids and adults are sure to love. It’s autoimmune protocol friendly of course.
- Pour lemon juice and honey into a skillet on low heat- not hot since it will kill the probiotic awesomeness of the raw honey!
- Once warm mix in the gelatin.
- Mix thoroughly until the gelatin has dissolved. (I highly recommend using a stick blender if you have one to do this in a snap).
- Pour into silicone molds (like these super cute bear ones)
- Put in the freezer for 15 minutes.
- Take out and enjoy!
You can store them in a container in the fridge for a week.
*If you or your kids are used to sweeter foods you may want to start with more honey and as time goes by you can experiment with reducing the quantity. You could definitely leave it out although it might be a bit too tart or swap it for a similar quantity of a different sweetener of your choice if you prefer.
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