My kids love comfort food like chicken pot pie, and after seeing a friend post a delicious looking recipe online – I decided that I was going to try to make a grain-free version (you could also make this totally dairy free too)!
To me, food should not only taste delicious – but it should be good for us too. It is possible for food to be both delicious and nutritious! It just sometimes take a little tinkering. I love to take traditional recipes and UPGRADE them to make them better for our health & metabolism. This recipe has been upgraded by adding a whole head of cauliflower (additional vitamins, minerals and fiber). Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, which is shown to support a healthy liver, and potentially can be helpful in the prevention of cancer. This has also been upgraded by taking out the usual white flour in the crust – and replacing it with a grain and gluten free version. And since many people do not tolerate dairy nowadays – this can also be made 100% dairy free too. Eating foods that we are intolerant to can lead to weight gain, inflammation (pain), and a long list of chronic symptoms.
I looked online for some recipes, and found this one from The Paleo Mom. I loved her idea of using a cauliflower sauce – I have used cauliflower for alfredo sauces, and I add cauliflower to many of my recipes to thicken them and add nutrition – in my mind, cauliflower is an essential ingredient in the dairy free chef’s kitchen!! I made a few adjustments to her recipe along the way, so here is my version of Chicken Pot Pie:
*For some reason – I could not get the crust from The Paleo Mom’s recipe to work – I think it needs some butter or something to get it to come together. So thankfully – I had a Chebe bread mix box handy – which is a grain free bread made with tapioca (they make great buns, breadsticks, and pizza crusts). So I made that (follow directions on the box – I made mine without the cheese, you can use any kind of non-dairy milk you like, water, or raw dairy if you tolerate it).
Serve & enjoy! Save extra in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Article written by Nutritionist Sara Vance, author of the book The Perfect Metabolism Plan A regular guest on Fox 5 San Diego, you can see many of Sara’s segments on her media page. She also offers corporate nutrition, school programs, consultations, and affordable online eCourses. Download her free 40+ page Metabolism Jumpstart eBook here.
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