POTATO WAFFLES & ALZHEIMERS
How many times have you thought, “I am always forgetting things. I wonder if I have Alzheimer’s?”
I know I have. So whenever I hear of something that is a benefit to not getting this disease, I take note and try to introduce it to our diet or schedule, depending on what it happens to be.
This past week I read a book called “Awakening From Alzheimer’s” by Peggy Sarlin. One suggestion is to have a diet of protein, no grains, low sugar, and high good fats at the beginning of the day. They say this kind of diet can also keep us from craving simple carbs through the day.
I partly followed a recipe for pancakes that was on the radio this past week, changed a few items and turned it into a waffle recipe that we enjoyed very much and can use as a substitute for porridge from time to time at breakfast for the above reasons.
Healthier Choices I made in the recipe below are:
1. I grew adora potatoes this year so I used these low glycemic potatoes
2. I used healthier avocado oil instead of canola oil
3. I used fermented kefir instead of milk, then as well added a bit of baking soda
4. I brushed the waffle iron or fry pan with coconut oil
5. When baked I topped these with cottage cheese instead of syrup
6. I replaced the flour with crushed gluten free quinoa; high in a complete protein.
POTATO WAFFLES/PANCAKES – yields 10 large Belgium Waffles or 40 pancakes
1/4 cup avocado oil
1/2 cup kefir
3 cups finely grated potatoes
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
1 cup quinoa crushed in a blender
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Beat the eggs, oil and kefir. Add and stir in the potatoes, cheese, onion, quinoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pepper. Fry in waffle iron or fry pan in coconut oil until nicely browned.
This recipe is packed with rich beneficial nutrients found in the quinoa, avocado and coconut oil, kefir & cottage cheese.
You could start your meal with a green vegetable salad or add fruits that are packed with more life giving nutrients and antioxidants.
P.S. I made a double recipe and now have 6 waffles in the freezer that we can thaw and heat quickly at any time we are in a hurry! Winnie