Today I am excited to share with you a post from a new contributor
at A Mother’s Heritage! Meet Dawn from Simple Blessings!
Among many school lessons, discipleship talks, and “character training” the table in my home also is a place where I desire to feed my family healthy foods. It’s a new canvas for all the new GF (Gluten free) and DF(Diary free) meals we have been trying.
This table is a place where I asked the Lord for wisdom.
“Lord with every bite I make how can I glorify you?”
The motivation for me is to honor the Lord in everything we do, including how we feed our bodies.
I remember when I first confessed to Him that I had not been wise with the meal choices I have provided my family with. I wanted to feel good about quickly getting the kitchen cleaned up and not having to do much prep work. I had been following convenience and being selfish about my time. I was only thinking about myself.
Recently we have discovered some food allergies that have been bothering most of our family and I felt a deep sorrow in my heart, for I saw that I was attempting to rob my family of the blessing of a healthy body, strong and able to do all God calls them to.
So I begun my journey to Wise Meals. I dedicated this table and everything to Him. It was the Lord’s Table now! I am trying to prepare meals that can pull me out of that pit of laziness on long days, meals that fill us with strength as I eliminate the foods our bodies are reacting to. Meals that are kid-friendly, and Meat-and-potatoes-kind-of-guy approved.
Today I would like to share with you one of our first joys in GF eating….Homemade Chicken Nuggets. And for dessert… our children’s favorite…chocolate soup!
First, take a whole bag of corn tortilla chips and pulse them in a food processor (or you can crush them in freezers bags with a rolling pin!) One way I get my kids excited about the “new” recipes is getting them involved! My youngest LOVED using the food processor. Maybe its the noise, or how the food swirls soo fast, maybe its both becuase he is a boy-either way he was eager, excited, and we made a memory together!!!
Then add your seaonings of choice into the food processor. We tried a zesty lemon seasoning and added shredded coconut.
Add a little salt and pepper…
Then pulse the food processor just enough untill the spices are well blended.
Mix up a few eggs in a bowl (depending on how many nuggets you are making)
pour some GF flour in a separte bowl and your ready for the chicken…
Heat some oil in a skillet and prepare your boneless chicken breats by cutting them into chunks.
Once the oil is hot dip the chicken chunks in the flour bowl, then the egg, then roll into the breading and fry for 4 minutes on each side.
I always do a test one…to check the seasoning…and everyones wait in line for a bite!
I only put 5-6 in at once to keep the oil tempature level.
As I pull them out of the oil I let them drip on a cookie sheet lined with paper towels, or old newspaper. Then I freeze them in freezer bags. When needed I put them on a cookie sheet in the oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes.
Our family gave these a HUGE thumbs up!
Next is dessert…
Diary Free Chocolate Soup!!!
Take chocolate pudding and follow the directions on the back.
We replaced the milk with coconut milk, and blended it up for four minutes.
For us this is a new journey. Sometimes our baby steps are tiny and smooth other times we try and walk a little faster and stumble. A few hours later with great excitement we indulged in dessert. A not-so-set-up diary free chocolate pudding. (we stumbled) So we named it chocolate soup…topped with mini dried marshmellows, or sprinkles, eaten with a spoon or straw our day ended with joy on the recipe front!
This is the begining of a long journey. Some days I feel like I am walking all over again. Even though my steps are still baby steps I know they are getting stronger and bigger with every successful recipe. My heart is in it! I can see the glory of the Lord ahead! Providing my family with good GF and DF meals as we eat around the Lord’s table is a new joy.
(…p.s potato chips can also be used as a GF breading!)
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God!”
1 Corinthians 10:31
Many Blessings to you as you prepare to feed the hearts and souls of your family! May you feel God strength and joy when you rely on him for direction!
Dawn is a wife to a strong man of God for almost 12 years and they homeschool their three children. She finds joy in teaching her children all of God’s ways, organizing, and rearranging. She loves rescuing cast-of pieces of history and repurposing them as a way to add beauty in her room. She is working on starting her own home business, and loves to inspire other woman and mothers to find the beauty in the simple things all around them. Whether it is the giggle from her youngest who gets to lick the homemade jam off the spoon, or a midnight hug. She is beginning her journey to whole foods, going GF, and Diary free. She is inspired to become content with the simple life the Lord has blessed her with, and realizes this can only be done through Gods grace. Ultimately she is vessel, hand carved by the Lord for His will.
You can follow what God is doing in her heart and home at her blog Simple Blessings
and you can also find her on FB.
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