Healthier Rice Pudding (Arroz Con Leche)

Healthier Rice Pudding (Arroz Con Leche)

Healthier Rice Pudding (Arroz Con Leche).  A dairy-free spin on a popular Latin dessert recipe. Made with simple and natural ingredients, this easy dessert recipe is guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth. 

I grew up enjoying Rice Pudding as a kid. I remember scraping the sides of the pan after my mom was done making it and not waiting for it to cool before I enjoyed it.

Traditionally, Arroz con Leche is a mixture of white rice, sugar, cinnamon, evaporated milk, condensed milk and whole milk that as you can imagine, it’s very healthy. While I still love the traditional recipe and allow myself to enjoy it from time to time, I prefer making it with healthier ingredients for my family to enjoy – especially Carolina. For example, I use brown rice instead of white rice, unsweetened almond milk instead of cow milk and coconut sugar instead of refined sugar. This version has the same great taste and better ingredients.

It’s also a fun recipe to make with the kids. Caro loves to pour the ingredients into the pan and as she says “mix it, Mama”. I love including her in the process and let her scarp the sides for a taste like I did as a kid.

FlipTip: Adding lime peel to the hot mixture as it cooks it gives this recipe a zing and enhances the flavors. I encourage you to try it.

I shared this recipe with our friends at The Mpire.co – a wonderful community of women based in Miami, FL that I love to support and partnered with as food and nutrition blog contributor! Make sure to check them out and show them some love! 

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Ingredients

 

3 cups long grain brown rice, cooked

1/8 tsp sea salt

4 cups unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage

½ cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Lime peel, about 2 inches long

¼ cup raisins (optional)

 

Instructions

 

1. In a saucepan over medium heat stir in the cooked rice, unsweetened dairy-free milk, maple syrup, lime peel, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.

2. Cook uncovered, stirring often until the rice mixture starts to resemble oatmeal, approximately 20 to 35 minutes.

3. Remove from the heat and add in the raisins (optional) let cool before serving and enjoy!

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Healthier Rice Pudding (Arroz Con Leche)
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups long grain brown rice cooked
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 4 cups unsweetened dairy-free milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • lime peel approx 2 inches long
  • 1/4 cup raisins optional
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups long grain brown rice cooked
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 4 cups unsweetened dairy-free milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • lime peel approx 2 inches long
  • 1/4 cup raisins optional
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pan over medium-heat stir in the cooked rice, unsweetened dairy-free milk, maple syrup, lime peel, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Cook uncovered, stirring often, until the rice mixture starts to resemble oatmeal, approximately 20 to 35 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and add in the raisins (optional) let cool before serving and enjoy!

Zoodle Egg Nests

Zoodle Egg Nests

Zoodle Egg Nests!

A breakfast or brunch recipe that is healthy, easy to prepare and ready in minutes. Healthy zucchini noodles (or zoodles) are naturally gluten-free and offer a low carb and low-calorie alternative to bread or pasta. Zoodle Egg Nests are perfect on busy mornings or as part of your Sunday meal prep plan.

Zoodles are long strips of zucchini that resemble pasta. They are fresh, healthy and delicious and a fun way to get picky eaters to eat more veggies. Joe and I are zoodle fans – we order them precut from Fresh Direct to save on cooking time. Zoodles are great with a simple marinara sauce, topped with sautéed veggies or as egg nests. Fun fact: I had no idea what Egg-In-A-Nest was before I met Joe. He introduced me to this clever way of eating eggs and toast. Now that we avoid bread as much as we can Zoodle Egg Nests are the next best thing. Plus it’s so simple to make!

We hope you enjoy the recipe! As always, don’t forget to tag us in your food pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #ourflipsidelife

Happy, healthy eating! Until next week. 😀

Ingredients

2 medium zucchini, spiralized

3 eggs

1 large garlic clove, minced

1 tbsp olive oil

Cooking spray 

Fresh cilantro, chopped

Red pepper flakes

Salt

Instructions

1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Place a skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the garlic and sauté 30-45 seconds.

3. Add the zoodles and toss to combine. Let cook, 2-3min or until they begin to soften a bit. Remove from heat and set aside.

4. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray

5. Transfer the cooked zoodles to the baking sheet and make 3 nests creating 2-3 inch wells in the center of each one for the egg.

6. Crack 3 eggs and add one to each noodle nest.

7. Place the nests in the oven to bake, 8-10min.

8. Once ready, remove the nests from the oven and garnish with chopped cilantro, salt and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.

Serve hot and enjoy!

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Zoodle Egg Nests
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Ingredients
  • 2 medium zucchini spiralized
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • cooking spray
  • fresh cilantro chopped
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 medium zucchini spiralized
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • cooking spray
  • fresh cilantro chopped
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place a skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the garlic and sauté, 30-45 seconds.
  3. Add the zoodles and toss to combine. Let cook, 2-3min or until they begin to soften a bit. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray
  5. Transfer the cooked zoodles to the baking sheet and make 3 nests creating 2-3 inch wells in the center of each one for the egg.
  6. Crack 3 eggs and add one to each noodle nest.
  7. Place the nests in the oven to bake, 8-10min.
  8. Once ready, remove the nests from the oven and garnish with chopped cilantro, salt and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy!
Easy Gluten Free Oatmeal Pancakes

Easy Gluten Free Oatmeal Pancakes

Easy Gluten Free Oatmeal Pancakes. A dairy-free and refined sugar free recipe made with simple ingredients. Perfect for picky eaters and busy mornings. 

Stuck on breakfast ideas? Yup, us too. Carolina asked for mac-n-cheese every morning this week (insert eye-roll) I try to get creative/think of new recipes but let’s be honest, who really has time for creativity at 7am? I definitely don’t.

I remembered the recipe for these pancakes and made a double batch to have for the week. The recipe calls for simple ingredients; gluten-free oat flour, eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg. There is no refined sugar or processed flour, just simple and good-for-you ingredients that are filling, satisfying and help keep us energized throughout the morning.

I switch it up by adding a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. Sometimes I spread Apple Butter (this is our new favorite, btw) and top with fresh fruit. Anything goes!

Here are 3 fun facts about gluten-free oat flour

1. It is loaded with soluble and dietary fiber which are great for the digestive system

2. Consuming oats can help prevent sugar spikes in the blood

3. Oats are a great source of complex carbs and can help improve energy levels

We hope you love this recipe as much as we do. Don’t forget to tag us on INSTRAGRAM when you make them and add the hashtag #ourflipsidelife

Ingredients

2 ½ cups gluten free oat flour

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tbsp baking powder

2 eggs

2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or dairy-free milk of choice)

Pinch of salt

Ghee for frying

Instructions

1. Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

2. Place a griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat and melt the ghee. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle and cook until pancakes are golden brown on each side.

3. Serve and top with honey, maple syrup or fresh fruit (optional).

Enjoy!

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Easy Gluten Free Oatmeal Pancakes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free oat flower
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ghee for frying
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free oat flower
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ghee for frying
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Place a griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat and melt the ghee. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle and cook until pancakes are golden brown on each side.
  3. Serve and top with honey, maple syrup or fresh fruit (optional).
  4. Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bread Made With FlipBox

Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bread Made With FlipBox

Healthy Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bread Made With FlipBox Cake Mix.

Made with fresh Gala apples, FlipBox cake mix and other simple ingredients, it’s a perfectly delicious fall recipe that the entire family can enjoy!

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen how I use the dry cake mix that comes in FlipBox to bake other healthy desserts. The mix is similar to vanilla boxed cake. It’s versatile, easy to work with and combines well with most dessert recipes. The best part is it’s made with simple and clean ingredients that not only taste good but are good for you too. #WinWin!

I prepare FlipBox cake mix according to package instructions, combine other ingredients to make healthy dessert alternatives. As easy as 1,2,3 🙂

Here’s how I used the cake mix to make Apple Pie Bread. Check out those crispy edges, soft middle and dairy-free ice “cream” on top! Trust me when I tell you it didn’t last very long in our house!

Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bread

Ingredients

1 package FlipBox Cake Mix, prepared according to package instructions
2 tsp apple spice
2 Gala apples, peeled cored and cubed

Toppings
Dairy-Free Vanilla ice “cream” (optional)

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9x9 baking pan with coconut oil cooking spray
2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine FlipBox Cake Mix ingredients according to package instructions
3. Add apple spice and combine, then gently fold in the apples
4. Transfer the batter into the greased baking pan and place in preheated oven
5. Bake 30-35 min or until edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted down the middle comes out mostly clean
6. Let cool before serving
7. Plate and top with your favorite dairy-free ice “cream”!
Insterested in ordering our cake mix? Send us a note at info@ourflipsidelife.com

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, and don’t forget to tag a photo #OurFlipSideLife on Instagram!

Karla A Salinari

Karla A Salinari

Wife, mother, creator of OurFlipSideLife and FlipBox

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Gluten-Free Pancakes With Homemade Apple Jam

Gluten-Free Pancakes With Homemade Apple Jam

The recipe for these yummy Gluten-Free Pancakes With Homemade Apple Jam is a fall favorite in our house and Apple Jam is a delicious, easy and healthy way to use the apples from the Orchard, because, let’s face it If you went apple picking you have enough overpriced apples to feed the entire neighborhood! Am I right? 🙂
This recipe is low in sugar and made with simple ingredients like cinnamon and vanilla so you can skip the unhealthy ingredients of store bought jam and still enjoy a deliciously sweet and flavorful apple jam!
For the blog post, I added an easy Gluten-Free Pancake recipe that goes really well with the jam but feel free to enjoy it with crackers, gf bread, and desserts! This year I doubled the ingredients and made an extra batch to share with friends and keep in the fridge for later.
Joe and I like to add Apple Jam to our cheese plates! A little sweetness goes great with sharp cheese! Have you guys tried it?
Anyway, go get those apples ready for some homemade apple jam! The recipe is below. xo

Ingredients

Apple Jam

3 lbs of organic apples, peeled, cored and sliced

1 ½ cup water

3 cups coconut palm sugar ¾ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp ground cloves

 

Gluten-Free Pancakes

1 1/3 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour

1 tbsp monk fruit sweetener

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp Himalayan salt

½ tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp ghee, melted

2 eggs

Apple Jam – In a large sauce pan over medium heat, combine the apples and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let apples simmer until soft, 20-30min. Carefully transfer the cooked apples to a blender and puree. Add pureed apples, sugar, cinnamon and cloves to a clean sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil stirring consistently until the mix thickens. Remove from heat and let cool.

Gluten-Free Pancakes – In a large mixing bowl combine flour, monk fruit sweetener, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another mixing bowl combine vanilla extract, melted ghee and eggs. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix using an electric mixer. Pour small amounts of batter onto a greased skillet over medium heat. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat steps with remaining batter. Spread a generous amount of apple jam onto the pancakes and top with fresh apple slices and cinnamon (optional). Serve and enjoy!

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Gluten-Free Pancakes With Homemade Apple Jam! A healthy, easy to make and SO delicious recipe that is perfect for fall!
Gluten-Free Pancakes With Homemade Apple Jam
Servings
Ingredients
  • Apple Jam
  • 3 lbs apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups coconut palm sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • Gluten-Free Pancakes
  • 1 1/3 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ghee melted
  • 2 eggs
Servings
Ingredients
  • Apple Jam
  • 3 lbs apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups coconut palm sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • Gluten-Free Pancakes
  • 1 1/3 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ghee melted
  • 2 eggs
Gluten-Free Pancakes With Homemade Apple Jam
Instructions
  1. Apple Jam – In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the apples and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let apples simmer until soft, 20-30min. Carefully transfer the cooked apples to a blender and puree. Add pureed apples, sugar, cinnamon and cloves to a clean saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil stirring consistently until the mix thickens. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Gluten-Free Pancakes - In a large mixing bowl combine flour, monk fruit sweetener, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. In another mixing bowl combine vanilla extract, melted ghee, and eggs. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix using an electric mixer. Pour small amounts of batter onto a greased skillet over medium heat. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat steps with remaining batter. Spread a generous amount of apple jam onto the pancakes and top with fresh apple slices and cinnamon (optional). Serve and enjoy!

Karla A Salinari

Karla A Salinari

Wife, mother, creator of OurFlipSideLife
and FlipBox

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OurFlipSideLife is excited to present FlipBox!

Healthy baking kits that encourage a family friendly experience. Each Flipbox includes an easy to follow recipe card, pre-measured dry and mostly organic ingredients, to make our Chocolate Frosted Vanilla Cake Bar plus mini baking supplies that add to the fun!

OurFlipSideLife is excited to present FlipBox!

Healthy baking kits that encourage a family friendly experience. Each Flipbox includes an easy to follow recipe card, pre-measured dry and mostly organic ingredients, to make our Chocolate Frosted Vanilla Cake Bar plus mini baking supplies that add to the fun!

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Sweet Potato Muffins (Grain-Free, Naturally Sweet)

Sweet Potato Muffins (Grain-Free, Naturally Sweet)

If you follow us on INSTAGRAM you know all about these Sweet Potato Muffins. The recipe is simple to make and requires a short list of ingredients including almond flour making it a grain-free alternative.

Wait! It gets better – skip the mixing bowls and all the ingredients into a blender! Yes, blender! Why spend extra time in the kitchen when you don’t have too!

My goal with this blog (and FlipBox) is to share healthy recipes that are simple to make and require minimal time in the kitchen. So if there is a way to cut corners and save me some time, you better believe I’m gonna do it! Wouldn’t you?

We hope you enjoy these moist, tender, not too sweet and oh so delicious muffins! Let us know what you think!

Btw – we are now live on Pinterest! Make sure to follow us, comment and upload your best FlipSide recipe photos!

 

Ingredients

2 cups almond flour

½ cup coconut palm sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

1 cup mashed sweet potato

½  cup dairy free milk

½  cup unsweetened applesauce

½  cup coconut oil, melted

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners and spray with coconut oil cooking spray
  2. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until a batter is formed
  3. Scoop spoonful’s of the batter evenly into the prepared muffin liners
  4. Bake 25-30min or until a toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
  6. Serve and enjoy!

These muffins are freezer friendly! Make an extra batch and save for later. 🙂

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These super moist, tender, not too sweet and oh so delicious muffins are a great breakfast or snack option! Make extra and freeze them for later!
Sweet Potato Muffins - Grain-Free, Naturally Sweet, Gluten-Free
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Sweet Potato Muffins - Grain-Free, Naturally Sweet, Gluten-Free
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners and spray with coconut oil cooking spray
  2. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until a batter is formed
  3. Scoop spoonful’s of the batter evenly into the prepared muffin liners
  4. Bake 25-30min or until a toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Karla A Salinari

Karla A Salinari

Wife, mother, creator of OurFlipSideLife
and FlipBox

Instagram Posts

OurFlipSideLife is excited to present FlipBox!

Healthy baking kits that encourage a family friendly experience. Each Flipbox includes an easy to follow recipe card, pre-measured dry and mostly organic ingredients, to make our Chocolate Frosted Vanilla Cake Bar plus mini baking supplies that add to the fun!

OurFlipSideLife is excited to present FlipBox!

Healthy baking kits that encourage a family friendly experience. Each Flipbox includes an easy to follow recipe card, pre-measured dry and mostly organic ingredients, to make our Chocolate Frosted Vanilla Cake Bar plus mini baking supplies that add to the fun!

Get 10% off your first order of FlipBox when you sign up for our mailing list!

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Contact Us   |   Updated January 2018