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Black Bean Chili Dip

Clean Eating Nutty Coconut Granola Bars

Protein Energy Bites

Roasted Chickpeas

Sea Salt Kale Chips

Black Bean Chili Dip

This hearty salsa is a great alternative to typical party dips loaded with processed ingredients. Top it with avocado and serve it warm or chilled with whole grain chips or crackers.

Clean Eating Nutty Coconut Granola Bars

These Nutty Coconut Granola Bars from The Gracious Pantry only take a few minutes to make and are a great on-the-go snack. They’re full of nuts that provide anti-oxidants and may help suppress the growth of cancer, without all of the extra additives and sugar found in many commercially made snack bars.

Protein Energy Bites

Protein energy bites are a quick and easy snack that offer an extra boost of energy and satisfy your sweet tooth! We like to add flaxseed, which is chock full of Omega-3 essential fatty acids and fiber, and has been linked with reducing the risk of breast cancer.

 

1 cup oatmeal

3/4 cup peanut or almond butter

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/2 cup chocolate chips, raisins, or dried cranberries

1/4 cup agave or honey

1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes (optional)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

 

Stir all ingredients together. Chill in the refrigerator for at least half an hour. After chilling roll into balls about 1 to 1 1/2 inches. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze - no need to defrost, we think they’re just as yummy straight from the freezer!

 

Makes about 20 balls

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are great for a snack or to add extra crunch as a topper to your favorite salad. By adding the olive oil after roasting, you reduce the risk of releasing harmful free radicals, which have been linked with diseases such as cancer.

 

2 (15oz) cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and patted dry

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

your choice of seasonings from below

 

Preheat oven to 400. After draining chickpeas, let stand for about 20 minutes until mostly dry. Pat dry and place chickpeas on cookie sheet. Roast for about 45 minutes until golden in color and crispy, stirring gently every 15 minutes. Immediately after coming out of the oven drizzle with olive oil and toss with seasonings of choice (below). Let cool completely and store in an airtight container up to one week.

 

Seasonings:

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, a sprinkle of sea salt and cracked pepper

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and a sprinkle of sea salt

Sea Salt Kale Chips

Want a good excuse to eat your greens? Not only is kale thought to prevent cancer, but also to prevent tumor growth! Not to mention that it’s high in fiber, iron, calcium, vitamins A, C and K, and antioxidants. This recipe from createliv for Sea Salt Kale Chips only takes a couple of minutes to prepare, so now you have no excuse not to give kale a try

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