Organic Challenge – Give a meal an easy makeover!
This week and last week I am taking on the challenge of choosing some of our favorite family meals to adapt and make it healthier. I am going to be replacing the traditional ingredients with organic ingredients.
Here are some tips from Healthy Child to help with this challenge:
- Find deals and discounts on organic foods by using this guide.
- Use one of the following tools to learn about risky chemicals in specific foods.
What’s on My Food
Brain Food Selector
- There’s an app for that! Check out this app: iScan My Food- This iPhone app allows you to scan food ingredients and contains information on harmful food additives, toxic ingredients in food and genetically modified foods.
I decided to do over my Grandaddy Dilmus’ Biscuits. They are one of our family’s favorite treats! These were even more delicious when I made them with whole wheat and organic ingredients than they were with white flour and non organic ingredients.
Grandaddy Dilmus’ Biscuits Recipe – Organic Makeover:
2 heaping cups of fresh ground whole wheat (originally this was white flour)
1 t salt
2 t baking powder
enough buttermilk to make it sticky like a biscuit dough should be about 1.5 cups (I used organic)
3/4 stick of butter (I used organic)
Melt the butter in an iron skillet at 475. Mix all other ingredients together. Pour half of the melted butter into the dough and mix. Drop spoonfuls of dough into iron skillet.
Cook for 12-15 minutes or until done. Flip out the golden hot biscuits onto a plate and dig in! YUMMY!! (This was an old picture from when I made it with white flour . . . but I completely forgot to take a picture with the whole wheat. I will try to remember to switch it out next time I make these.)
This blog post is part of the Easy Organic Living program co-hosted by Baby Center and Healthy Child Healthy World and sponsored by Stonyfield.
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