No Bake Energy Bites | SUPER Food

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I LOVE “window shopping” at the local health food store. I ran across cacao and knew exactly what to make with it!

INGREDIENTS

1c GF oats (dry)
1/2c flax meal/ground flax seed
4T PB2
2T water
1/3c organic honey
1/4c cacao chips
1/4c organic unsweetened coconut flakes
.07oz instant coffee (prepackaged. I travel w/these too)
1t vanilla

PREP

Using hand mixer or stand mixer, thoroughly mix. Mold into balls. Refrigerate. Enjoy.

– I have seen SEVERAL variations of this recipe. Instead of the cacao and coconut, use 1/2c of cranberries, raisins, white or chocolate chips, almonds, peanuts, trail mix, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. The key is a 1/2 cup of something. Only thing I want sweet in the morning is my latte, the cacao and unsweetened coconut with PB2, instead of something like Jiffy, toned the honey down. If you have an allergy to peanut butter, use a 1/2c of sun butter. If you don’t care for vanilla, leave it out. Easy!

If you have another variation, I’d love to hear it!

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Curried Quinoa

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INGREDIENTS

1c uncooked organic quinoa
2c veggie broth
1 apple, pealed & diced
1T organic curry powder
1 sweet onion, sautéed
1T olive oil or coconut oil
salt

PREP

1. Dice onion. In sauté pan add oil, onions, and dash of salt. Cook down, stirring often.

2. In a medium sauce pan add veggie broth, quinoa, diced apple, curry powder. Dash of salt optional. Bring to a boil then turn down to low and cook covered for 15 minutes or until broth is absorbed.

3. Add cooked onions to quinoa. Mix. Enjoy.

Stuffed Peppers

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INGREDIENTS

6 green peppers
1lb ground turkey (I prefer Jenni-O Italian seasoned)*
1pkg marinara sauce
1/2c sweet onion, chopped
1-1/2c brown rice, precooked**
1t oregano
1 egg***
1-1/2t Worcestershire sauce
Shredded cheddar, mozzarella, favorite cheese

PREP

1. If you do not have rice pre made, get it going.

2. Wash and cut tops off peppers. Remove seeds and membranes. Rinse peppers under cold water. Chop edible parts of pepper tops. Place peppers in a large pot; cover with salted water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain peppers and set aside.

3. While peppers cook, sauté ground turkey till fully cooked. Add chopped green pepper (from tops) and chopped onion for about 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Add oregano and 1-12c marinara sauce. Simmer for about 10 minutes.

4. In a small mixing bowl, combine egg and Worcestershire sauce. Add egg mixture to step 3, and add cooked rice. Mix well. Stuff peppers with meat mixture and place in a 3-quart baking dish. Pour remaining marinara sauce over the stuffed peppers.

5. Bake at 350° for 55 to 65 minutes. If desired, top stuffed peppers with a little shredded cheese just before peppers are done; bake until cheese is melted.

Recipe serves 6.

* to make veggie, either omit, add diced tomatoes/mushrooms/spinach, or tofu. Chicken and beef also work instead of turkey.
** this would be amazing made with quinoa. I refrained due to my family currently being quinoad-out.
*** to vegan-ize, either omit or for each egg, combine 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed (measure after grinding) with 3 tablespoons of water.

Cinnamon Roll Cake

The fun2 are beside themselves and LOVE that I accidentally ran across Incredible Recipes on facebook. Seriously, like her page. She’s got some great stuff. Her recipe for cinnamon roll cake I cut in half and make in a pie plate instead of a 9×13 pan. It’s more than enough for us since we don’t have a huge family or a huge sweet tooth. The fun2 like it more than Pillsbury cinnamon rolls….and I have all of the ingredients in our house all the time!!! This cake is something you can serve with vanilla ice cream as a desert or with eggs for breakfast. You’ll find her glaze recipe below, but I have yet to make it.

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Ingredients:

BATTER.
1 1/2c flour
1/8t salt
1/2c sugar
2t baking powder
3/4c milk
1 egg
1t vanilla
1/4c butter, melted

TOPPING.
1/2c butter, soft
1/2c brown sugar
1T flour
1T cinnamon.

1. Grease a 9″ pie pan. I use coconut oil. *Double the recipe for a 9×13 pan.

2. In a medium bowl mix together all of the batter ingredients, minus the butter. Once mixed slowly add the melted butter. Mix well. Pour into your greased pan.

3. In a small bowl mix together all of the topping ingredients till well combined. Drop evenly over the batter and swirl (not mix) with a knife.

4. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.

GLAZE.
1c powdered sugar
2 1/2T milk
1/2t vanilla

While the cake is warm, drizzle the glaze over the cake.