My sweet little nephew, Phyllon, just celebrated his second birthday, and with a birthday comes cake, right? I baked him a healthy apple pie with pure ingredients. My sister and I think it’s crucial that Phyllon eats as little processed food and refined sugar as possible. The less, the better!
Refined sugar (white sugar, cane sugar, fructose, caster sugar, etc.) is made from sugar beets. In their natural form, these beets contain vitamins and minerals, like B-vitamins, calcium, zinc and chromium. When they are processed, however, these nutrients unfortunately disappear. The processing increases the shelf life of the sugar and ensures that it has a neutral flavor. It’s really kind of a waste because your body needs the beets’ nutrients in order to digest it. In this refined form, the nutrients are gone and when you eat it, your body starts looking for these nutrients elsewhere! This confuses your body and messes with your immune system and with the production of hormones (like insulin).
For all of these reasons, I choose natural sugars. They still contain vitamins, minerals and fiber and your body absorbs them with pleasure. Vegetables and fruits are the best substitutes for sugar, but you can also choose from several syrups: apple syrup, date syrup, agave, corn malt syrup, maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar… It’s best not to eat too much of these sweeteners, but if you are going to sweeten something, they are better for your body – and especially for two-year-olds! Chemical sweeteners are definitely not an option.
After being asked several times about Phyllon’s healthy apple pie… I’m finally revealing the secret today by giving you the recipe!
After multiple questions and requests about Phyllons healthy apple pie… I’m finally revealing the secret today by giving you the recipe! Click HERE….