This dish is an absolute winner with even the fussiest of kids. The flavour is mild, the colours are perfectly co-ordinated, ready for some serious espionage! The meat or bone broth will give added gut healing goodness and a fantastic helping of minerals and amino acids like proline, glycine, and glutamine that have the power to transform health.
CELERIAC is a member of the Apiaceae family (like carrots) and is loaded with anti-oxidants such as falcarinol, falcarindiol, panaxydiol, and methyl-falcarindiol . It’s a great source of vitamin K, important in bone health and with every mouthful you get a good dose of phosphorous, iron, manganese as well as a host of B vitamins. ONIONS are a great source of vitamins C and B6, iron, folate, and potassium and have significant amounts of phytochemicals – including the flavonoid quercetin and allyl disulphide – that are most exciting to researchers. To date, onions have shown a wealth of beneficial properties; they’re anti-allergic, anti-histaminic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. COCONUT OIL is comprised of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that are easily digested and readily cross cell membranes. MCFAs are immediately converted by your liver into energy rather than being stored as fat. Around 50 percent of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid, which is rarely found in nature. In fact, coconut oil contains the most lauric acid of any substance on Earth. Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, a monoglyceride that can actually destroy lipid-coated viruses such as HIV and herpes, influenza, measles, gram-negative bacteria, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia. BONE OR MEAT BROTH have gut healing properties and are loaded with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus and amino acids such as glycine, gluatmine an proline which help re-build connective tissue, promote the production of stomach acid (so often inadequate with the children I work with) and bile acid for the digestion of fats. Glutamine, is a natural remedy for “leaky gut,” and helps maintain the function of the intestinal wall.