For people with various diet restrictions it can be very difficult to satisfy the sweet tooth with the limited amount of delicious healthy choices available. There is a company called Chebe (pronounced chee bee) that makes a variety of gluten free, yeast free mixes that are low in sugar and high in flavor. With six different types of mixes including original bread mix, focaccia mix, cinnamon roll mix, and pizza dough mix, the possibility of creations for the healthy home chef are endless. Do you have to have a health issue or diet restriction to enjoy these products? Absolutely not. Everyone can benefit from healthier eating and these mixes bring affordable convenience to make health food more desirable and functional for the masses.
The mixes are made of blends of gluten free, rice free, corn free, soy free, nut free, lactose free ingredients that produce great tasting baked goods without the guilt or consequence of regular products. For those with Celiac’s disease these products are great to be enjoyed on a regular basis. Diabetics will also benefit from replacing regular baking mixes with these products. As for those with Candida, Chebe provides an opportunity for the occasional baked good that was not really previously possible. Whatever the diet restriction maybe or if good health is a priority than these mixes are a great addition to your diet that the whole family will love.
In Columbia, some of the Chebe products are available at Clovers’ Natural Health Market South, which is off of Forum on Chapel Plaza. There are also products being sold at the West Broadway Hy-Vee and the Nifong Gerbes. To find stores in your area or to view other available products, check out chebe.com.
Here is a recipe that utilizes the cinnamon roll mix to make scrumptious blueberry turnovers. The dough is simply made following the package directions; it calls for applesauce, unsweetened maybe used, which still produces a delicious result while reducing sugar. The filling is made with fresh blueberries and honey goat cheese, these flavors meld together to create a melt in your mouth turnover guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest eater. These turnovers taste their best right out of the oven or maybe enjoyed at room temperature or cold as well. Enjoy.
1 pkg Chebe Cinnamon Roll Mix,
2 T oil (preferably coconut oil)
2 T unsweetened applesauce
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Prepare using directions on package for fruit turnovers.
1 pint blueberries, washed and drained (divided, set aside 1/3 of berries for later)
1 T lime juice
1 T coconut oil
3 T Stevia
2 oz honey goat cheese or plain goat cheese
Add all ingredients except cheese into small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until berries are very tender, using an immersion blender or blender or whisk blend the mixture together until mostly smooth. Add in the cheese and stir until smooth, add the rest of the berries. Add a spoonful of mixture into middle of dough squares and crimp edges. Butter or egg wash can be used on the top to increase browning. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until light golden brown and crisp on outside.