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10 minute bars

1 Jul

5575803785_1f27c74eddOn a quest for healthy, quick snacks that will keep you satisfied?

Try out these nut/seed bars.

Easy to make, delicious and nutritious, these bars stick together nicely after cooled in the fridge for 1 hour or more.

This recipe makes for an excellent weekend project, to prepare for a busy week ahead.

Makes 12 bars – Prep time: 5 minutes – Total time: 10 minutes – Recipe adapted from George Mateljan

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw or roasted peanuts/almonds/cashews/pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 cup raisins/dried cranberries/dried apricots/dried prunes/dates
  • 2 tbsp honey/maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients, with the exception of the honey, in a food processor until fine but still having some texture.
  2. Add honey and process just long enough for it to blend in.
  3. Press into a square about 3/4 inch thick on a plate or square pan and refrigerate for about an hour or more.
  4. Cut into 2 inch squares.

Enjoy!

Photo courtesy of HealthAliciousNess 

Minty carrots

7 Jun

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Transform your ordinary carrots into this unordinary salad.

It’s more delicious than you could ever imagine!

Recipe adapted from George Mateljan

Serves 3-4 Prep time: 3 minutes Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium-sized carrots, cut into thick pieces
  • 1/2 tbsp parsley or cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp mint, chopped
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • olive oil to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Bring water to a boil in steamer with a tight fitting lid.
  2. Steam carrots in basket until al denté.
  3. Chop rest of ingredients and toss with carrots, enjoy!!