5 Gluten Free Recipes with Eggs to Boost your Vitamin D! Stay healthy this year with these nourishing gluten free Vitamin D rich recipes. Easy to make, delicious, and family approved!
Okay, so I know it’s actually starting to feel like Spring. And I know that eggs and I have had a little break. BUT… We need still need to talk about them and the importance of that YOLK (alone and when combined with other foods) ya! It does wonders to Boost your Vitamin D!
You see, the winter months often find us indoors nestled by a warm fire or wrapped in a cozy blanket. Even if we get outside to enjoy the cold weather, chances are we’re not getting enough vitamin D from the lack of sun. And vitamin D nourishes our bodies and minds in more ways than we think. Vitamin D protects against certain illness, such as heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and certain cancers. Not only that, but vitamin D keeps depression away and helps memory function and problem solving. Vitamin D totally helps KEEP SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) away!
The great news is that we can benefit from so many foods rich in vitamin D! And even better news: these foods taste delicious! I have three great ways to get some extra vitamin D in your diet:
- Eggs—a rich source of protein, eggs won’t raise your cholesterol like once thought. And the vitamin D comes from the eggs yolks, so definitely don’t skip this essential part of the egg;
- Fatty fish, such as salmon, trout, or sablefish—omega 3s and vitamin D naturally occur in salmon. You only need a small amount once a week to get the benefits from this fantastic food.
- Organic grass fed or cultured dairy—vitamin D is also naturally present in milk and helps our bodies absorb calcium. Fortified with vitamin D, milk continues to be an essential part of a person’s diet from birth and throughout life.
Since the the EGG YOLK is one of the highest forms of fat soluable Vitamin D, I thought it would be fun (and yum) to share 5 gluten free recipes with eggs that boost your Vitamin D. More specifically, eggs in combination with other Vitamin D rich foods,as mentioned above. Sound good?
Let’s start off with eggs and FISH! These two recipes combine fatty fish (one trout and one salmon) along with eggs and veggies! POWER VITAMIN D combo for sure. Plus they are Paleo friendly.
Plus there is a healthy oil dressing to go along with it!
Vitamin A included! Winning!
These next two Vitamin D rich recipes with Eggs are SUPER EASY to make. All you need is some gluten free bread and veggies. These dishes pack in additional fiber and vitamin K and C from the veggies. Oh, and they are KID FRIENDLY!
But let’s not forget the dairy! Yes, if you can handle cultured or organic dairy, then go for it. It’s another power house vitamin D combo with eggs. Heck, even coconut yogurt and almond milk has vitamin D in it now. That’s a good thing ya’ll!
Creamy Olive Pimento Deviled Eggs and Recipe
That being said, I tweaked my grandma’s deviled egg recipe (yet again) to make it a little more protein packed and Vitamin D/Calcium rich. Instead of mayo here, we’re using whole greek yogurt! It’s tangy, delicious, low carb, and packed with healthy fats (along with Vitamin D of course).
Creamy Olive Pimento Deviled Eggs
- 6 eggs
- 1/4 c to 1/3 cup paleo mayo or plain whole greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp pickle juice
- 1 tsp ground mustard
- 1/4 tsp melted butter or non dairy butter. Optional but it does make it so creamy!!)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 12 green olives with pimentos
- chili powder or paprika for topping
- First hard boil your eggs. Let them cool before peeling. Once peeled, slice your eggs vertically.
- Scoop out the yolk and place in a bowl. Mix your mayo or yogurt and melted butter together and combine with the rest of your ingredients, except the paprika and olives.
- The more yogurt you use, the creamier.
- Taste and see if it's salty enough, if not, add a dash more salt or pickle juice.
- Mix until smooth then scoop a 1/2 tbsp to 1 tbsp of egg yolk mix into your egg white halves.
- Smooth the the surface of the egg and then place the olive with the pimento on top.
- Sprinkle with paprika or chili powder after.
- If you are making 12 dozen eggs, just double the recipe but add in the salt 1/4 tsp at a time and taste to make sure it's not too salty.
Serving size: 1 Calories: 45 Fat: 3 Saturated fat: 0.9 Carbohydrates: 0.5 Sugar: 0 Fiber: .2 Protein: 3.6
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So even though we need to rejuvenate our bodies with vitamin D during the cold months, the foods we nourish ourselves with are delicious, healthy, and good for your mind, body, and soul. I guarantee you won’t have any loss in getting your vitamin D this winter with these combos. Heck, just keep eating them year round, right?
What’s your go to Vitamin D rich recipe?
Something to ponder and maybe we can talk more about later. How does one become sensitive to eggs? Well, for one, it’s usually the egg white protein that can cause a sensitivity. So keep in mind that AMAZING YOLK! Still, if you are suffering from seasonal allergies, gut flora problems (lack thereof), stress and nutrient deficiencies, and/or SIBO, YOU CAN DEVELOP a sensitivity (hopefully temporary) to MANY of your favorite healthy foods. Goodness, that says something about the way we live, right? Rest, digest, stress less, and GET IN THOSE PROBIOTICS!! I’m preaching to the choir here ya’ll.
Let me know if you’d like to hear more about this topic.
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