Appetizers & Snacks — Snack

Fruit Leather

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Ingredients 3 cups of fruit (fresh or frozen)1/4 cup sugar/agave (optional) Directions 1. In a food processor, combine fruit until blended smooth (will be thick) 2. Pour half the mixture on to a tray with parchment paper 3. Bake at 175 for 2-3 hours 4. Let cool and then cut in to strips or shapes 5. Enjoy!

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Whipped White Bean Dip

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Ingredients 3 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed1 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra for drizzling2 tablespoons ice water2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary, plus extra for garnish2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, plus extra for garnish2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives, plus extra for garnish Directions 1. Place the beans in a food processor and blend until pureed and creamy. 2. Add in the garlic powder, salt and pepper, then continue to blend while streaming in the olive oil and ice water. Spoon the dip into a large bowl and stir in...

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Zucchini Bread

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Ingredients 6 tbsp ground flax seeds½ c warm water2 c cane sugar (or light brown sugar)½ c oil½ c applesauce1 tsp vanilla2 to 2½ c grated zucchini (~3 medium-sized ones)3 c whole wheat flour1 tbsp baking powder½ tsp baking soda1 tbsp cinnamon2 tsp nutmeg (optional)1 tsp salt1 c chocolate chips or raisins, optional Directions 1. Grease two loaf pans. 2. Mix together flax seeds and warm water. 3. Add sugar, oil, applesauce, and vanilla; beat well. 4. Add grated zucchini; stir until combined. 5. In a separate bowl, sift together remaining dry ingredients. 6. Add dry mixture to wet and...

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Hummus

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Prep time: 10 minutesServes: 4 Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic 1 14-oz (398-ml) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 11/2 tbsp (22.5ml) raw tahini juice of 1 lemon 3-4 tbsp (45-60ml) extra virgin olive oil Salt to taste 4 tbsp (60ml) water, or more, depending on desired consistency Directions: 1. Place the garlic in a food processor and process until very finely chopped. 2. Add the chickpeas and continue to process until well broken down. 3. Add the tahini and process further. 4. Add the lemon juice, oil and salt. Continue to process, adding just a little water at a time, until a thick...

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Sweet Potato Fries

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Prep time: 30 minutesServes: 2 Ingredients: 1 lb Sweet potatoes, each cut lengthwise into 6 wedges 2 tsp Canola oil 1⁄4 tsp Paprika 1/8 tsp Garlic powder Black pepper Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. 2. Place potato wedges in a bowl. Add oil, paprika and garlic powder. 3. Season with pepper and toss to coat. 4. Transfer to a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until tender and golden, turning once. Notes:Nutritional information per serving: Protein 1.4g Fat 2.4g Carbohydrates 20g Calories 60 Sodium 8mg Cholesterol 0mg

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