Cashew Curry Hummus

nuts recipes snack vegan Aug 09, 2017

A Tasty Twist On Hummus

When I hear “raw vegan” my first thought is not “oh, how delicious”.  (I know that makes me a bad health coach, right?)  But this recipe might change all that.

I absolutely love this “hummus”.  In fact, it’s quite addicting.  But not to fret, it’s very good for you.  It’s made with raw cashews, which even though they’re high in fat, it’s monounsaturated -the good kind of fat.  It also contains curry powder, high in turmeric, which decreases inflammation.  This is totally made for celery sticks.  It’s a great snack to have mid-afternoon, when you just need to “crunch”.  

 Cashew Curry Hummus

1 cup of raw Cashews (soaked overnight)*

1 cup of raw Sunflower Seeds (soaked overnight)*

2 cloves Garlic

1⁄2 cup Raisins

1⁄2 T Cumin Powder

1⁄2 T Curry Powder

1⁄2 T Sea Salt

1⁄4 t ground cayenne pepper...

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Easy Granola Bars

recipes snack Aug 09, 2017

 I’m always looking for snacks that my kids can grab and go or I can pack into their lunches.  These bars are perfect for that after-school snack for them (or a mid-afternoon pick me up for me).  They are loaded in protein and are naturally sweet.  I feel so much better giving them something like this rather than a store-bought granola bar which are full of refined sugar.  Hope you love them as much as we do!

 Easy Granola Bars

Makes 12 Bars,  Prep time:  20 minutes,  Chill time:  20 minutes

Ingredients:

1 Cup Pitted Medjool Dates

1/4 Cup Maple Syrup

1/4 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter

1 Cup Raw Almonds

1 1/2 Cups Rolled Oats

1/4 Cup Dried Cherries

Mini Chocolate Chips (optional)

Instructions:

1.  Process dates (roughly chop before you put them in) in a food processor until it forms a ball.

2.  Toast your almonds in a 350F oven for about 5 -10 minutes (until you can smell them) and then chop.

3.  Place Oats, Almonds,...

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Sweet & Salty Almonds

nuts recipes snack Aug 09, 2017

Come about 4:00, I need a snack.  It needs to have crunch, and if there’s the right balance of sweet and salty, you’ve got my attention.  Unfortunately, most snacks that fit this bill are not the best for you. (BBQ Potato chips anyone?)  These almonds totally hit the spot.  They’re sweet and salty with definite crunch.  They’re really easy to make, and they’ll keep for about 2 weeks (although they never last that long at my house!)

Sweet & Salty Almonds

1 Cup Raw Almonds

1 T Maple Syrup

Dash Himalayan Pink Sea Salt

Sprinkle Dried Rosemary (Optional)

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Add the almonds and maple syrup to a bowl and stir until the almonds are covered with the syrup.  Spread onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Sprinkle with Himalayan pink sea salt and the rosemary (if using).  Bake for 7-10 minutes, you should be able to smell the almonds.  Let cool.

Enjoy!
 

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