Snacking Machine

by HEAB on February 19, 2011

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Usually, I’m a 3 meal-a-day kind of girl, but today I grazed.

Some of my snacks…

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I received samples of Love Grown Foods Granola last week, and this morning I tried the Apple Walnut Delight with HEABified coconut milk. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever tried a granola I didn’t like, but some are definitely better than others. I have to say that the Love Grown Foods brand is some of the best I’ve had. It’s big on the chunkage factor…I like to actually taste the individual ingredients and don’t like when everything is chopped into tiny pieces. The Apple Walnut Delight is chock-full of big crunchy walnuts and large pieces of dried apples. Loved it! Plus, the company uses certified gluten free oats which I know is important to a lot of you.

After a 3 mile walk with Summer, there were more avocado carob blobs

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I promise that is carob powder, not dirt, under my fingernail…I think. 😉

CD was craving cheesecake last week and bought some cream cheese to make himself one…from Costco, and so we now have 5 blocks of cream cheese sitting in our fridge. Therefore, I made cheesecake granola bites.

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Simply combine 1 block softened cream cheese in the food processor with 1 tsp vanilla and a packet of stevia. Spoon out balls and roll in granola of choice. I used Love Grown Foods Cocoa Goodness (hello delicious!). Then refrigerate. That’s it. Make ’em – trust me, they will not disappoint.

There was of course oat bran…

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Oat bran cooked in water with Kerrygold Butter (It’s back at Costco. Stock up as they only carry it around St. Patrick’s Day.), brewer’s yeast, turmeric, ginger, tahini, and cinnamon. Lindsay, I remembered. 😉

Let’s see, I did get some protein in there somewhere…

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We had my brothers and my brother’s friend, Zeita, over for dinner. CD made his chicken lentil stew, I made Polly’s cornbread, and Zeita provided the amazing salad.

Such a fun day, and my belly is full of so many good things. Night sweet friends. :)