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Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Looking for a healthy snack to keep you energized during the day? These Energy Balls are a balanced snack filled with protein, fiber, and healthy fat. They are a great mid-afternoon snack to help keep you focused and energized.

Ingredients:
2 c. of old fashioned rolled oats
½ c. of ground flax seed
1 Tbl. of chia seeds
1 Tsp. of cinnamon
¾ c. of dried pitted dates
½ c. of natural peanut butter
1 Tsp. of vanilla extract
¼ c. water
⅓ c. of dark chocolate chips

Nutritional Information Per Serving
(1 ball) 


Calories: 152
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 4 g
Total Carbohydrates: 19 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 6 g
Sodium: 38 mg

Directions:

  1. Add rolled oats, ground flax seed, chia seeds, cinnamon, dried dates, peanut butter, and vanilla extract to food processor.

  2. Pulse until ingredients are blended and oats are finely chopped, almost like flour consistency. (about 7-9 times)

  3. Slowly add water to the food processor and blend until the mixture sticks together. You may need to add more or less water depending on your energy ball dough.

  4. Add mixture to a large bowl, using your hands mix in chocolate chips.

  5. Form energy bite mixture into 1" balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet


 Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients

8 oz. uncooked wholegrain spaghetti
Tbl. olive oil
2 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 Tbl. garlic
1/4 c. chopped shallots, or green onion
2 Tbl. lemon juice
2 Tbl. brandy or sherry, optional
1/4 c. chopped parsley
1/4 tsp. salt (optional)
ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Cook spaghetti until al dente. Meanwhile, heat olive oil over medium heat in large saucepan. Add shrimp, cook 3 minutes, turn and cook until pink and opaque, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer to bowl and keep warm. Cook garlic and shallots until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add lemon juice, brandy or sherry, parsley, salt and pepper. Remove from heat, add small amount of butter (less than 1/2 Tbl), and cooked shrimp. Serve over pasta.


 Spinach Berry Salad

Directions

Toss salad ingredients together. Combine dressing ingredients in jar with tight fitting lid. Shake well, pour over salad. Viola!

Spinach Berry Salad

Salad Ingredients

4 c. packed fresh spinach
1 c. sliced fresh strawberries
1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
1 small sweet onion
1/4 c. chopped pecans, toasted

Dressing Ingredients

2 Tbl. white wine or cider vinegar
2 Tbl. balsamic vinegar
2 Tbl. honey
2 tsp. dijon mustard
1 tsp. curry powder (optional)
1/8 tsp. pepper


 Southeast Asian Marinated Baked Salmon

SOUTHEAST ASIAN MARINATED BAKED SALMON

Ingredients

1/2 c. natural pineapple juice
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
2 salmon fillets, 4 oz. each
1/4 tsp. sesame oil
ground black pepper to taste
1 c. diced fresh fruit, such as pineapple, mango and papaya

Directions

Combine pineapple juice, soy sauce, and ginger. Arrange salmon in small baking dish, pour marinade over top. Marinate for 1 hr. in refrigerator, turn periodically.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat 2 squares of aluminum foil with cooking spray. Place salmon on foil, drizzle with sesame oil, sprinkle with pepper, and top with 1/2 c. diced fruit.

Wrap and fold foil around salmon, sealing edges. Bake (or grill) until fish is opaque, about 10 minutes per side. Transfer to plates and serve immediately.


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