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Pumpkin Power Balls

Yep…These happened yesterday!!  Yummy!  Didn’t even have to heat up the oven.

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Recipe makes: 24-32 balls. (Depending on size)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups dry, uncooked oatmeal (I used gluten-free oats)
  • 1 cup all-natural Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 cup all-natural Peanut butter, or Almond butter
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4-6 Tbsp ground flax seeds (if ‘dough’ seems too wet, then  add more ground flax, if it’s too dry, add less…start with a smaller quantity)
  • 1 cup small chopped walnuts, chopped almonds, chopped peanuts, coconut flakes, or any combination of mix-ins that equal 1 cup total.
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips (I used regular size). You could use dark chocolate/cacao pieces, or just skip them altogether.
  • Opt.  1 packet of Chocolate Plant Protein!

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl until very thoroughly mixed.
  2. Roll into balls of about 1″ in diameter (I did different sizes).
  3. Place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper & freeze one hour.
  4. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Enjoy!

Thank you CleanFoodCrush for the recipe!

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Cashew Cream Pad Thai Zoodles

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Ingredients

3/4 cup raw cashews
3 ounces thin brown rice noodles (such as Annie Chun’s Maifun)
4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha chili sauce
1 medium yellow zucchini
1 medium green zucchini
2 large carrots
1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
1 cup sugar snap peas, trimmed and thinly sliced crosswise
1/2 cup torn fresh basil

Preparation

1. Soak cashews in a bowl of water for 1 hour. Drain.

2. Soak noodles in a bowl of very warm water for at least 1 hour. Drain.

3. Combine cashews, soy sauce, oil, fish sauce, honey, lime juice, and Sriracha in a mini food processor, and process until very smooth.

4. Run zucchini through a spiralizer to create noodles, or cut long noodles with a julienne peeler or ribbons with a vegetable peeler to measure 3 cups. Run carrots through a spiralizer to create noodles, or cut into long noodles with a julienne peeler or ribbons with a vegetable peeler to measure 1 cup. Combine rice noodles, zucchini, carrot, cabbage, and peas; toss well to combine. Spoon cashew mixture over noodles; toss to combine. Sprinkle with basil.

 

Thank you Cooking Light for this recipe!

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Cucumber Yogurt Dressing

A lot of you have asked me for salad dressing recipes so that you can get away from the store bought brands (that are not always that healthy for you).  This cucumber yogurt dressing looks yummy.  Thank you Health.com for the recipe!  Check health.com for more recipes too!

Many salad dressings are land mines for your diet: Trans fat, sugar, preservatives, and artificial flavors pop up on nutritional labels, wreaking havoc on otherwise healthy green dishes. Choosing fat-free varieties isn’t a great idea, either, because certain nutrients in vegetables can’t be absorbed without fat. Instead, get the most out of your salad by whipping up these easy, figure-friendly dressings that use natural ingredients and heart-healthy olive oil. They’ll add flavor to your greens for less than 50 calories per serving.

Cucumber Yogurt Dressing

Ingredients…..

1 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
3 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried dill

Preparation……

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until the mixture is smooth. Refrigerate dressing in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Note: Though 86 percent of the calories come from fat, this dressing has less than 2 grams of fat per tablespoon–far less than full-fat dressings, which carry anywhere from 7 to 10 grams of fat per tablespoon.

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Food 4 Thought!!

Love this!!!!

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(Not sure who to give credit for this….but great job!)

Food 4 Thought!!

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Throw Together Thursday!

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What’s in the veggie drawer of your fridge!?  Tonight… A red onion, red pepper, and zucchini…yes, organic! My husband is great at the grill!  A little coconut oil spray and organic no salt seasoning! Yummy! And easy!! Real ‘Fast Food!’

Food 4 Thought!

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