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Luscious Paleo Lemon Bars

Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo

Before going gluten-free, lemon bars were my favorite sweet treat. I love the tangy blended with the sweet, and the buttery crust. These grain-free, dairy-free paleo lemon bars do not disappoint.

Ingredients

Crust
1 cup almond flour
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut oil (solid state)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
2 TB raw honey
1/4 cup coconut flakes
Filling
6 eggs
1/4 cup honey
1/8 tsp stevia
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
zest from 1 organic lemon
1.5 TB coconut flour

Nutrition Facts

Makes 12 bars
Per bar
163 calories
11.6g fat
95.5mg cholesterol
38mg sodium
117mg potassium
11g carbs
1g fiber
9.5g sugar
5g protein

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine almond and coconut flour with salt in a food processor.
  3. Add coconut oil and blend until combined.
  4. Add honey, eggs, coconut flakes, vanilla. Dough should start to ball up in the food processor.
  5. Press into a baking dish to form crust and set in freezer for 15 minutes. Remove and bake for 8-10 min or until lightly browned.
  6. For filling: Juice lemons for 1/2 cup lemon juice. Whisk eggs, honey, stevia, coconut flour, and lemon (remainder of the filling list ingredients).
  7. Pour into crust and bake for 20 minutes until set but jiggly.
  8. Cool your paleo lemon bars for 20-3o minutes then refrigerate for 3 hours before serving.

Nutrition Tips

I highly recommend using organic lemons in your paleo lemon bars since you will be zesting the peel where pesticides accumulate. Using eggs from pasture-raised chickens will increase the omega-3 content of this recipe, making it more heart-healthy. Raw local honey has the added benefit of providing essential minerals and helping to treat seasonal allergies.

Chinese Nutritional Therapy

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), lemons are in the sour flavor category, which means they balance liver meridian. Curious if you have a liver imbalance? Read more about Signs of Liver Imbalance. Lemons aid digestion and help replenish fluids. Eating lemons can help nourish yin energy, which has a cooling effect on the body. For symptoms of dryness combined with heat like menopausal symptoms, dry itchy skin, anxiety, and dry itchy eyes, lemons are therapeutic.

If you need help balancing digestion, treating menopausal symptoms, liver imbalances, or anxiety, try acupuncture.

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