When I resolved to beat diabetes through diet and lifestyle, I knew I would have to have a food plan that is sustainable. Now that my diagnosis has changed to Type 1 Diabetes, I’ve resolved to continue eating healthy, tasty food…it makes this disease easier to manage, and is better for me in the long run. Tasty and healthy food means NO cardboard food, and finding creative ways to remake comfort foods, like this gluten and dairy free peach and cherry cobbler. It also meant breaking food addictions, so that my cravings would change, but that’s the subject of a different post. Peach and Cherry Cobbler is a “must have” in the summer, so this recipe is my healthy version of it. I like to combine nut flour with all purpose gluten free flour, because it significantly lowers the Glycemic Index of my dishes by adding protein and fat, and reducing the amount of refined flour. Your body responds to refined flour in the same way that it responds to sugar, so it’s best to limit your intake of it. I don’t like to use entirely nut flour, though, because the texture doesn’t come out right, and it is very high in calories. Most of my baking recipes are almost, but not quite, Paleo, because of all purpose GF flour mixed in there. Feel free to use entirely nut flour if you want to go Paleo…it’ll still be tasty!
This recipe uses frozen fruit, because I just couldn’t resist how much easier it is to work with, instead of the fresh fruit. Frozen peaches are already peeled, and frozen cherries are already pitted. Feel free to uses fresh fruit. It does taste better, but isn’t necessarily healthier. Frozen fruits are usually harvested when they are ripe, whereas fresh fruit is picked early. Riper fruits contain more nutrients. Boil the peaches for a couple minutes before you peel them…it makes the process a lot easier!
Before we get to the recipe for the Peach and Cherry Cobbler, I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes. I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health! Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!” Freedom from food addictions is part of having a truly full life.