2 Healthy Snack / Dessert Recipes
Chia seeds soaked overnight turn into a simple pudding, similar in consistency to tapioca.
2/3 cup chia seeds
2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk such as soy, almond or rice milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons currants or chopped dried figs or dates
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
Put chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla in a 1-quart glass jar with a lid. Tighten the lid and shake well to thoroughly combine. Or, stir together seeds, almond milk and vanilla in a bowl. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, stir well. Spoon into bowls and top with fruit and coconut.
Per serving: 280 calories (70 from fat), 7g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 49g total carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 7g sugar), 3g protein
Carrot Cashew Spread
This spread is also delicious for breakfast or a snack on toasted slices of Health Starts Here whole grain bread, instead of on crackers.
3 carrots, chopped
1 cup raw cashew pieces, divided
15 dried apricots, quartered (about 1/2 cup)
32 365 Everyday Value Woven Wheats Whole Wheat Crackers (from 1 box)
Put carrots into a small pot and cover by 2 inches with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Add 3/4 cup cashews and apricots, cover and continue to simmer until carrots are very soft, 5 to 7 minutes more; reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water, and then drain well. Transfer carrot mixture and reserved water to a food processor and purée until smooth. Chill for at least one hour, and then spread onto crackers, garnish with remaining cashews and serve.
Per serving: 200 calories (70 from fat), 8g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 28g total carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 6g protein
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