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Chocolate Chip Larabars

18 Apr

I’ve had a quite a few requests for these, so here’s the recipe.

Recipe

1 cup cashews

2/3 cup dates, pitted

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 oz cacao nibs (or semisweet chocolates)

2 pinches of cinnamon

add a pinch of chili chipotle for fun:)

Finely grind the nuts in food processor , then add all remaining ingredients. The mixture should be crumbly in your hand. Scoop the entire mixture into your hands at once, knead together until it sticks together, then press firmly and evenly into a greased glass bowl (I use a very small amount of coconut oil). Place in fridge for 2-3 hours to before serving.

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Homemade Kiwi Banana Fruit rollups

14 Apr

You can buy premade fruit rollups for your kids, and this is what you will feed them….

General Mills Fruit Rollups:
pears from concentrate
corn syrup
dried corn syrup (this sounds yummy doesn’t it)
sugar
partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil
acetylated monoglycerides (what is this??)
dextrose
natural flavor ( interesting the ‘natural’ flavor is at the bottom of the list)
food colorings: blue 1, red 40 and yellows 5 and 6
Wow, doesn’t that taste fresh and wholesome????
Ok, now for the ingredients in  Homemade fruit rollups:  Bananas and kiwis….
Yep. That’s it. No special equipment needed. This can be made in the oven, I use my dehydrator.
Roughly chop the bananas and kiwis, throw into a food process until pureed.
Pour mixture onto a Teflex sheet and put into dehydrator at 105 degrees for 6-8 hours until it peels easily from the sheet. Some dehydrators take a little longer and it also depends on how thick you make the mixture. Be careful not to make it crispy.
This is what it will look like before putting the tray in the dehydrator.
Oven directions:
Line cookie sheet in parchment paper (not wax paper, this will melt, trust me)
Set the oven to its lowest setting (every oven is different, 140-170 degrees)
It will take approximately 5-6 hours to dehydrate.
Use scissors to cut the roll ups in strips.
I haven’t personally used the oven method. I had to googled the instructions on the internet.

Coconut Cream Pie Larabars

12 Apr

I love to make different flavor Larabars. If you love coconut, you’ll love this one.

Recipe

food processor required

1 cup almonds

1 cup coconut flakes

12 medjool dates

1 tsp Coconut oil

Process almonds in food process and finely chopped. Add coconut flakes, pulse again. Add dates and process for another 1-2 minutes. Add coconut oil.

Mixture should still be crumbly. Knead the mixtures together. Grease the inside of a 7×5 glass bowl (use coconut oil) and firmly press mixture evenly into bowl. Refridgerate for 2-3 hours. Cut into pieces and serve.

Sesame Bars

15 Mar

Dehydrator required.

This snack bar is a great way to bring food while traveling.

Its super healthy, tastes great, doesn’t need refrigeration, stores easily in a purse or backpack.

Sesame Bar

1 cup unhulled sesame seeds

1/4 c walnuts

1/8 cup raw honey

1/4 cup raisans or cranberries

approx 15 almonds

1  1/2 tbs sunflower seeds

1 1/2 tbs pumpkin seeds

Mix together thoroughly, the honey needs to mix well with the other ingredients because this will be the binder.

Place mixture on texflex sheet, form into square bar about 1/2 inch height.

Place in dehydrator for 24 hours.

Should still be pliable, but will hold together when eating.

Will harden further upon cooling.

Cut into 8 bars

NUTRITION

200 calories

177   calcium

3 Iron

24 folate