Nutty Power Bars Recipe

These nutty power bars are high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Called ‘essential’ fats, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids MUST be consumed in your diet.

Most of us do not consume enough omega 3 and omega 6′s.

These nutty power bars are high in these necessary fats and make a great sweet snack or dessert to add to your diet.

Nutty Power Bar

Nutty Power Bars

2/3 cup dried apricots
8 dates
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp vanilla
3/4 cup rolled oats (not instant)
2 ½ cup any nuts, seeds & dried fruit (walnuts, almonds, pecans, pepitas, cranberries, blueberries)
chia seeds

  1. Soak apricots for 30 minutes.
  2. Add apricots, dates, honey and vanilla to food processor and process to a paste.
  3. Add remaining ingredients (saving half) and pulse.
  4. Add in reserved ingredients and mix without using the blade.
  5. Spread out in a parchment lined pan and sprinkle with chia seeds.
  6. Chill or freeze then cut into cubes.
  7. Store in the freezer.

This simple recipe will become a family favorite and add an essential nutrient to your diet that you most likely are missing.

Feel free to eliminate the honey and don’t hesitate to play around with different nuts and seeds.

Many conventional grocery stores even sell a ‘Omega 3 Nut Blend’ that make it really easy to throw together these nutty power bars!

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    Spooky Halloween Recipes: Cheese Ball & Sticks

    Cheese balls are so easy to make and when you get creative they can easily be turned into spooky Halloween recipes.

    These cheese balls were made using the recipe found here:
    Easy Cheese Ball Recipe

    Don’t be afraid to get creative!

    We added yellow cheddar cheese to the recipe then coated the spider with a blend of poppy, caraway and black sesame seeds. You could use any combination for the black coating.

    Spooky halloween recipes

    OK – so probably you can do better with the spider!! LOL

    Spooky Halloween Recipes: Witches Fingers & Men’s Toes (Cheese Sticks)

    This spooky Halloween recipe is amazingly simple and easy to make. Shape them into witches fingers or even toes…. Fun to serve!

    8 oz. sharp white cheddar cheese
    6 Tbs. unsalted butter – softened
    1 tsp salt
    ½ tsp cayenne pepper
    3/4 cup white flour
    1/4 cup whole wheat flour
    1 large egg yolk, mixed with 1 tablespoon of water
    25-30 (about 1/3 cup) sliced almonds
    red food color

    1. In a food processor, grate the cheddar cheese. Add the butter, salt, and cayenne, and process until smooth. Add the flour and pulse until incorporated. Turn the dough out onto a work surface and knead until smooth.
    2. Flatten and divide the dough into 25-30 strips and roll each piece into a 4-inch finger (or toe).
    3. Arrange the fingers on parchment paper–lined baking sheets and brush with the egg wash.
    4. Press an almond slice onto the end of each finger to resemble a fingernail.
    5. Refrigerate the cheese fingers until firm, about 15 minutes.
    6.  Bake the cheese fingers at 350 degrees on the top shelf for about 25 minutes, until puffed and golden.  Let the cheese fingers cool completely, then arrange on a platter and dribble with blood (red food color).

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    The Pumpkin Cheese Ball was made with the basic herbed cheese ball recipe then coated in crunched up nacho tortillas.

    The stem is simply a pepper stem.

    Send Us Your Cheese Creations!

    We would love to see your spooky Halloween recipes. Send a picture to us and we will feature them on the site: Deb@DebBixler.com

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      One Pot Chicken Dish: Chicken Squash Medley

      This easy one-pot chicken dish could go into the 17 minute meals category except for the cooking time.

      It is a quick and easy chicken recipe that takes advantage of the fall harvest.

      You can use any variety of squash that you would like. I usually include at least one deep orange one. Pick a tart apple.

      One Pot Chicken Dish: Squash and Apple Recipe

      1 Quart Of 3 Varieties of Squash: Your choice – wash, peeled, cubed
      1 Red onion – sliced
      2 cups apples, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch dice
      1 tablespoon chopped sage One Pot Chicken Dish
      1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
      6 whole chicken legs
      Salt & pepper
      ¼ cup red wine

      1. Place cut squash, onion and apples into a large roasting pan or oven safe skillet.
      2. Add sage and olive oil and toss till coated.
      3. Set the chicken legs on top and season with salt and pepper
      4. Roast for about 40 minutes to 1 hour at 375 degrees or until the squash and apples are tender and the chicken is cooked through.
      5. Place the roasting pan over a burner and heat.
      6. Stir in wine and reduce for a minute or so.
      7. Take it straight to the dinner table!

      Chicken And Apples: Use Salmon Or Pork Chops Too

      healthy foods diet Chicken thighs are the ideal size for this one-pot chicken dish. When you use chicken breasts the vegetables tend to be a bit firm and when you use thighs the veggies are a bit overcooked when the chicken is done.

      This recipe also goes nicely with a salmon fillet or pork chops. Don’t get the extra thick pork chops and it will cook perfectly.

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