Yummy & Healthy SNACKS!

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I LOVE CHOCOLATE!! Most people LOVE chocolate, so for that reason you will find a lot of healthy chocolate here! In searching for the best tasting (in our opinion) chocolate snacks, we’ve discovered several companies that are making them available.

RAWMIO is a company whose snacking products you will really enjoy-   Raw Food Snacks- will give you a delightful assortment of choices.   Paleo has an interesting selection of bars.   RAW*REVOLUTION has some great snacks, but READ THE INGREDIENTS!! This company is putting Organic Agave Nectar’ in some of their things and that is NOT good! Check out the article I did on this.

When out shopping, you will notice some stores carry yummy healthy snack bars-

1Larabar

Mrs. May’s is now also available at Amazon with her wide assortment- FD 1 TrioFB 1 apottentia-grass-fed-whey-protein-bars

The Pottentia Protein Bar is a tasty and satisfying snack- comes in vanilla too!

Peanut Butter & Co. has the most wonderful peanut butters for your snacking pleasure. If you like chocolate, then you will want some Dark Chocolate Dreams!

Like to play in the kitchen creating your own?

FD energy bitesThese are wonderful and there are a great many variations out there! They can be made with any nut butter and you can add things like coconut, chia seeds and protein powder. Just Google ‘No Bake Energy Bites’ and print out as many chemical-free recipes as you like! Remember- if you like something made with sugar and/or other chemicals, you may very well be able to substitute good ingredients and enjoy them also.

Looking for healthy guilt-free desserts you can make fresh in your own kitchen?  http://www.guiltfreedesserts.net/

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No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cups raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1 stick butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, optional

Directions

  1. Line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine sugar, milk, butter and cacao powder in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Stir in oats, vanilla and salt (and peanut butter, if using) and stir vigorously until everything is thoroughly combined and coated.
  5. Use a spoon or ice cream scoop to drop equal amounts of “batter” onto parchment paper.
  6. Let cool and set for 10-15 minutes. Refrigerate to speed up the process.
  7. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an air-tight container for 7-10 days.

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Carob Chip Cookies

1/3 cup of walnut oil
1/2 cup of pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 organic egg
¾ cup of brown rice flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup of carob chips unsweetened
Dash of all-spice, optional

Grease two baking sheets and preheat oven to 375° F. In a medium size bowl, combine the oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Beat the egg and stir into the oil mixture. Gradually stir in flour and baking soda to form a stiff batter. Fold in carob chips and drop the batter into the baking sheets by teaspoons. Bake for 10-15 minutes until cookies are lightly brown. Remove from the oven and cool. Serve with almond or rice milk.

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We’ve got to thank Coach Josh and his buddy Jaime Eason, for these great food bar recipes.

1. Carrot Cake Protein Bars

Calories: 94
Fats: 1.25 grams
Carbs: 10 grams
Protein: 10 grams

Ingredients:
1 cup oat flour
2 scoops whey protein Powder
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp nutmeg
4 eggs
¾ cup Stevia
8-oz baby food carrots (check ingredients)
4-oz water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, whey protein, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking soda and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Mix eggs, Stevia, baby food carrots and water (optional) in a bowl.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together.
  5. Spray glass Pyrex dish with non-stick butter spray.
  6. Pour ingredients into dish.
  7. Bake 20-30 minutes.

Makes 16 squares, 2 squares per serving.

2. Chocolate Protein Bars

Calories: 96
Fat: 1.4 grams
Carbs: 12 grams
Protein: 10 grams

Ingredients:
1 cup Oat Flour
4 Eggs
2 scoops chocolate whey protein
½ cup Stevia
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
8 oz berry flavored baby food (check ingredients)
3 tbsp baking cacao
4 oz water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients (oat flour, vanilla whey protein, baking soda, salt, baking cacao) together in a large bowl.
  3. Mix wet ingredients (eggs, Stevia, Berry flavored Baby Food, Water) together in a medium sized bowl.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together.
  5. Spray cooking dish with a non stick butter spray and add batter to dish.
  6. Bake 20-30 minutes in oven.

Makes 16 squares, 2 squares per serving.

No-bake chocolate cheesecake bites

A refreshing, no-bake dessert that’s perfect for summer, these tangy little cheesecake bites are neither overly sweet nor mind-numbingly rich, but will always hit the spot.

Ingredients (makes 10 muffin sized bites)

For the crust:

  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 – 8 oz. package of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup raw sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions–

For the crust:

  1. Combine cacao powder, almond meal, and oats in a food processor and pulse until well combined.
  2. Add honey and salt and continue to pulse until thoroughly combined.
  3. Using a tablespoon, divide mixture evenly among 10 silicone baking cups. Firmly press it down until it becomes compact and holds together in the bottom of the baking cups.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for ~ 1 hour, until set.

For the filling:

  1. Using a blender or electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla, and continue beating. Finally, add yogurt and beat until the mixture is smooth and fully combined.
  2. Spoon cheese mixture into prepared cups, filling almost to the top. Place into a muffin tin and freeze for at least 4 – 5 hours, until firm to the touch.
  3. Prior to serving, remove from the freezer, peel away silicone lining, and allow them to soften up for ~15 minutes. Garnish with toppings of choice.

No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups quick-cooking or steel-cut oats
  • 1 1/2 cups raw cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1 stick butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, optional- (Peanut Butter & Co! has exciting flavors in their yummy and healthy peanut butters).

Directions

  1. Line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine sugar, milk, butter and cacao powder in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Stir in oats, vanilla and salt (and peanut butter, if using) and stir vigorously until everything is thoroughly combined and coated.
  5. Use a spoon or ice cream scoop to drop equal amounts of “batter” onto parchment paper.
  6. Let cool and set for 10-15 minutes. Refrigerate to speed up the process.
  7. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an air-tight container for 7-10 days. They may also be frozen for later, but don’t tell your family where they are or they tend to disappear!

We have been given a website that offers great recipes using coconut flour- ENJOY!

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH – ALWAYS EAT DELICIOUSLY!!

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3 Responses to Yummy & Healthy SNACKS!

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