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#1 Jabadoodle

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:25 PM


We have a thread about Kale Chips. My mom does home-made pita chips with a little olive oil & seasoning. Of course there is always celery, carrots, radishes with a little hummus. I see Lola posted somewhere about yummy sounding home made roasted spicy chic peas.

What else ya got?



#2 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

Spicy roasted chick peas are fan-fucking-tastic!!!



#3 Erinisme

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:36 PM

white bean dip :)

 

 

 

http://www.foodnetwo...cipe/index.html

 

I usually use cilantro instead of parsley. 



#4 hoagie

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:21 PM

Cheez-its

#5 Ginger Snap

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

white bean dip :)

 

 

 

http://www.foodnetwo...cipe/index.html

 

I usually use cilantro instead of parsley. 

 

What d you serve it with? 



#6 Ginger Snap

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

Spicy roasted chick peas are fan-fucking-tastic!!!

 

I have too find that

 

I've tried doing wasabi peas but they never come out quite right



#7 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

Here's the recipe - I just made another batch last night:

3 cups of chick peas you have soaked and cooked until al dente (you don't want them to be mushy - 1.5 cups dried = 3 cups cooked)

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Heat the oven to 400°F

Place the chickpeas in a large bowl, drizzle with the olive oil, and toss with the remaining ingredients until evenly coated. Spread the chickpeas in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake on center rack in oven until crisp, about 30 to 40 minutes. Stir or shake pan halfway thru baking to ensure that all sides of the chick peas get crunchy. Cool and enjoy!

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I should mention that I let the chick peas dry for an hour or two while in the colander after draining them so that they weren't still damp before tossing them with the olive oil and spices.



#8 Feck

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

bacon ?



#9 Feck

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

lately i've been snacking on raw cacao nibs,  a gift from our departing temp

 

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http://www.superfood.../raw-cacao-nibs



#10 Erinisme

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

What d you serve it with? 

 

 

either blue corn chips, pita chips for those who can have it or veggies :)



#11 kramer

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:42 AM

Two awesome desserts we've been indulging in lately: frozen Greek yogurt and frozen mango purée! Heaven...

#12 jasonwiley86

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:07 AM

Chips with spinach dip is great! Or sometimes I would grill like bacon and hotdogs with my gas grill. But what's cool I use a natural gas grill, so it adds a healthy factor to my food and I get to use less oil as well since I cook through grilling.  :chocapic:



#13 holysmokes

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:19 AM

lately i've been snacking on raw cacao nibs,  a gift from our departing temp

 

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http://www.superfood.../raw-cacao-nibs

 

Oh my!  I am going to have to look for these next time I am at the coop.



#14 kramer

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:07 PM

Have been eating pretzel thins or nut thins with coconut butter and banana.. Mmm

Slices of avocado with a little Italian dressing

Fresh fruit. Tangelos are my new favorite!!!!

Larabars which are essentially just fruit (usually apples, figs or dates), nuts and spices

#15 kramer

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:08 PM

This recipe is on the list to try:

No-Bake Chocolate-Cherry-Almond Energy Bites

Dough Ingredients:
1/2 c. oats, finely ground into flour in a food processor
1/8 c. slivered almonds
1/8 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 c. reduced fat almond butter (be sure to use the kind with salt)
1/4 c. honey
1 c. dried, sugar-free cherries, densely packed (available at Whole Foods)

Coating:
1/4 c. slivered almonds, coarsely ground in a food processor (with 3-4 quick pulses)

Directions: Combine first three dough ingredients (oat flour, slivered almonds, and cocoa powder) in a food processor and process until just incorporated. Then add almond butter and honey and pulse until smooth and fully blended. Add cherries and pulse only until just combined. Remove dough, place onto a clean surface and roll into bite-sized balls (about the size of a quarter) using the palms of your hands, then dip each ball into a small bowl containing the ground almond coating and roll around in the bowl to completely cover in nuts. Transfer each ball onto a 11" x 17" wax paper covered tray as you complete them, spacing them evenly apart from each other. Place tray in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to solidify. Eat and enjoy! Refrigerate any leftovers.

Yield: Approximately 38-40 bonbons.

Chef's Notes: If you're making these as a portable snack, I recommend individually wrapping them in small squares of wax paper and then placing them into an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. They also make great holiday treats as well.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:41 AM

40 Easy Paleo Snacks

On the Paleo diet, traditional snack foods like pretzels, crackers, and potato chips are out. But there are plenty of healthy Paleo snacks to choose from – give some of these Paleo snack ideasa try and you might be surprised with how much you like them!



Nuts – nuts are a great Paleo snack because they’re so portable: just toss a few in a baggie and run out the door. Try almonds, cashews, or macadamia nuts, but avoid peanuts, which are actually legumes. If weight loss is your goal limit nuts to only a handful.

Hard-boiled eggs – eggs aren’t just a breakfast food! Hard-boiled eggs are simple to make and travel well for a protein boost on the go.

Jerky – if you can find store-bought jerky with no sugar or soy sauce, it’s a great Paleo snack option; otherwise, you can make your own in a dehydrator or even in the oven. Beef is traditional, but buffalo and turkey jerky are also tasty.

Fresh fruit – fruit is easy to transport and holds up well at room temperature. An apple, a banana, or an orange makes for a quick and simple Paleo snack.

Chopped raw veggies – if you chop up some carrot or celery sticks on Sunday afternoon and toss them into plastic bags in the fridge, you’ll have an easy Paleo snack to grab and go all week.

Can of tuna – many grocery stores sell single-serving cans of tuna: some of them even have a convenient peel-off lid so you don’t need a can opener.

Dried fruit – be sparing with this one, as dried fruit is high in sugar, but for an active athlete this can be a great energy boost.

Roasted pumpkin seeds – you can buy these separately, or just scoop out the seeds when you cook a pumpkin, and roast them in some coconut oil with a dash of sea salt until they’re a light golden-brown.

Meat and veggie skewers – for a gourmet Paleo snack (or finger food for a party), arrange folded slices of deli meat, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, and other veggies on a skewer and enjoy.

Banana chips – cut up a banana into thin slices, and lightly coat the slices in lemon juice. Bake them on a cookie sheet at 200 degrees, turning them every 30 minutes. When they’re crispy, take them out and store them in an airtight container.

Apple slices with nut butter – peanut butter is out (since peanuts are actually legumes, not nuts), but almond, cashew, or macadamia nut butters with crisp, tart apple slices are all delicious Paleo diet snacks.

Crispy kale chips – cut the stems out of several kale leaves, sprinkle with olive oil and sea salt, and bake at 275 degrees for 40 minutes, turning them halfway through.

Slices of deli meat - turkey, roast beef, or ham slices can be easily stored in a small bag or Tupperware. For extra kid appeal, cut them into shapes with cookie cutters!

Meatballs – one or two meatballs (hot or cold) give you a conveniently travel-sized energy boost, and they’re easy to make in bulk and store for later.

Fruit salad – a few strawberries, an orange, and a handful of blueberries make a Paleo snack that tastes as good as it looks.

Cucumber cups – cut a cucumber into slices about 2” thick, hollow out the centers, and stuff with tuna or salmon. These are perfect finger food for a party, since they’re not messy to eat.

Guacamole with veggies – guacamole is a wonderful Paleo snack, full of healthy fats and vitamins. Try it with peppers or carrots for added crunch.

Single serving packets of nut butters – many brands of nut butter sell it in convenient single-serving packets that are great to throw in the bottom of your purse for an emergency Paleo snack.

Gizzards – gizzards are an organ that only birds have (you can get either chicken or turkey gizzards); they’re conveniently snack-sized and packed with nutrients! Try them on their own, or on a skewer with roasted veggies.

Cucumber sandwiches – a small piece of meat between two crunchy cucumber slices makes a refreshing bite on the run.

Paleo trail mix – round up your favorite group of mixed nuts, add some dried fruit and coconut flakes, and mix well!

Bacon-wrapped apple slices – cook some bacon, and wrap it around crisp slices of Granny Smith apples for a salty, crunchy Paleo snack.

Sweet potato fries – cut a sweet potato into French fry-sized pieces, toss with coconut oil, sprinkle with sea salt, and bake on a cookie tray for about 20-25 minutes.

Frozen bananas – these are a great Paleo diet snack that kids can eat just like popsicles – you could even freeze them on a popsicle stick.

Salad shrimp – salad shrimp (the smallest kind – they’re usually no more than an inch long) are tasty on their own, or dipped in salsa or guacamole.

Ants on a Log – fill a celery stick with almond or cashew butter, and sprinkle raisins on top for a Paleo snack that’s perfect for a playdate.

Chicken drumsticks – chicken drumsticks are perfectly snack-sized and a great finger food – they’re fast to cook if you like them hot, but they’re also tasty cold on a summer afternoon.

Paleo Smoothies – toss some frozen berries and a little coconut milk into a blender, with one or two eggs for protein.

LARABARS – most commercial energy bars are full of grains and toxic chemicals, but LARABARS are nothing but dates, nuts, and spices. They’re great for a quick Paleo snack on the go.

Jalapeno peppers stuffed with guacamole – a Paleo version of the classic “jalapeno poppers,” these are a spicy, tasty Paleo snack idea for a Superbowl party or a team cookout.

Frozen berries – a cup of frozen strawberries or blueberries makes a perfect Paleo snack on a hot summer afternoon. Top with coconut milk for a special treat!

Salsa with veggies – you can make your own salsa, or buy an all-natural version from the grocery store; just make sure it doesn’t have any crazy or unpronounceable ingredients.

Organic, no-filler hot dogs – if you can get hot dogs with no artificial additives, they make a great Paleo snack.

Coconut Milk Kefir – all the benefits of probiotics, with none of the drawbacks of dairy! Coconut kefir is great on its own, or with some fresh fruit.

Devilled eggs – they don’t travel as well as their hard-boiled cousins, but devilled eggs are a quick and convenient Paleo solution to the after-school munchies.

Salami – if you can find and all-natural brand of salami, it makes for a mess-free Paleo snack that you can take anywhere.

Chicken hearts – true Paleo foodies know that organ meat is often the most nutritious part of an animal. Chicken hearts are the same size as large olives, and great on their own or wrapped in bacon for an extra-tasty treat.

Plantain chips – plantains are a slightly starchier version of bananas; they aren’t very good raw, but they make a great Paleo snack as plantain chips! Slice them into thin slices, then brush with coconut oil, sprinkle with salt, and bake on a cookie sheet for about half an hour at 350 degrees.

Paleokits – if you’re so busy that you can’t make time to stock up your own snack stash, Paleokits are a convenient way to steer clear of gas stations and convenience stores.

Paleo “baked goods” – these are last on the list for a reason. They aren’t the best snack option, since they keep you focused on trying to re-create your old foods, rather than enjoying your new Paleo menu. But when the cravings strike, the internet is full of recipes for Paleo muffins, cookies, and energy bars made with gluten-free flour substitutes.

40 easy Paleo snack list reblogged from http://www.paleodietsuccess.com

#17 Ginger Snap

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:29 PM

When I was a kid I would cut the top off a cucumber scoop out the seeds and pour dressing down into the middle. :lol:



#18 kramer

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 01:48 AM

I do that with avocado!