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Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips. This post and photos may contain Amazon or other affiliate links.

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase something through any link, I may receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. All opinions are my own. Magical Multi-Seed & Nut Crackers  Half Sour Pickles. Half sour pickles are a big delicatessen treat, but they’re easy to make at home–and cheaper than the store!

Half Sour Pickles

The best part of any deli visit for me is scarfing mass quantities of half sour pickles. I can’t get enough of these! But years ago, I discovered how stupidly easy they are to make, so from then on, I made my own and saved about $4 over buying them at the supermarket. My old recipe had alum in it–that is no longer necessary because we now have refrigeration.

The alum was just to keep the cukes from going spongy in a root cellar. The best part of these pickles is that if, and that’s a big if, they last, they never go bad. In any fresh pack (or processed) pickles, it’s important to use either kosher salt or canning salt because these salts contain none of the chemicals that are used in table salt to keep it from clumping. Bruschetta. Vegan Rice Paper Bacon. 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Bars. Apple Pie Bars. Best Healthy Super Bowl Snacks - mindbodygreen. Best Vegan Chili Cheese Nachos Recipe - mindbodygreen. We’re always looking to find the best functional food—that also tastes drool-worthy and delicious.

Best Vegan Chili Cheese Nachos Recipe - mindbodygreen

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Spicy Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

In my family, there’s no such thing as “saving room” for dinner. We just eat all the time. That’s why the appetizers are just as important as the main event. For whatever reason, one of my sisters has brought a cheesy spinach artichoke dip to our last few family gatherings. 4 Ingredient Zucchini Tater Tots - She Likes Food. I think we all can agree that tater tots are the best use of potatoes in the world!

4 Ingredient Zucchini Tater Tots - She Likes Food

They are crispy, salty and if you make homemade tater tots you can put a bunch of awesome flavors into them. My first experience with homemade tater tots was with these smoked gouda and green apple tater tots I made last year. They were some of the best tater tots I’ve ever eaten and much easier to make than I had expected. I’ve seen tater tots made many times on the Food Network and a lot of times they add extra things like eggs and breadcrumbs, but I’ve found that those additions aren’t really necessary.

These zucchini tater tots only have 4 ingredients; potatoes, zucchini, salt and olive oil. Crispy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings (Gluten-Free!) Elissa Goodman. Mole Roasted Almonds - Avocado a Day. Mole roasted almonds with chocolate and chilies are the the perfect crunchy and slightly sweet snack!

Mole Roasted Almonds - Avocado a Day

Moley, moley, moley, moley! 15 Ways to Make Kale Chips - Simply Stacie. I’m struggling with late night cravings.

15 Ways to Make Kale Chips - Simply Stacie

I can do great all day eating healthy and not gorging myself on sweets and carbs. Then 8 o’clock rolls around and the hunger hits. Right now this is the hardest time of the day for me to stay on track. Vegan, gluten-free crackers. The Simple Snack That Alice Waters Makes For Her Friends. There’s nothing quite like roasting almonds or walnuts for creating atmosphere; they instantly invoke the sense that the kitchen is being cooked in, and give the room a wonderful, slightly caramel smell.

The Simple Snack That Alice Waters Makes For Her Friends

Whenever I’m feeling hungry for a little bite of something savory, or when I know friends are coming for dinner, I like to make a batch of roasted nuts tossed with herbs and sea salt. Guests instantly gravitate toward that plate: Perfectly toasted nuts are irresistible. Likewise, there’s hardly a better way to end a meal than with a plate of nut-packed dark chocolate bark, candied citrus peel, and dates stuffed with almond paste. Kale Chips. CLASSIC AMERICAN SOFT PRETZELS  5-Minute Homemade Energy Bars. While there are lots of natural ways to boost your energy, like increasing your protein intake, getting enough sleep, and reducing stress, something that is less talked about is supporting the adrenal glands.

5-Minute Homemade Energy Bars

The adrenal glands, which are two endocrine glands located on top of your kidneys, are responsible for helping your body deal with stress. Put very simply, after a prolonged period of stress, they can become fatigued and less able to properly produce enough of the right hormones to keep your body's energy in balance. Managing your diet is often not enough to repair your adrenals, which is where adaptogenic herbs come in.

An adaptogenic herb is something that helps your body naturally adapt to physical stressors. One such herb is maca root, native to the Andean mountains in Peru, that has been shown to increase energy, not to mention boost libido. Homemade Energy Bar Recipe Makes 5 bars Ingredients. Perfect Weekday Lunch: Kale-Avocado Wrap With Dijon Dressing - This super simple wrap is easy to make and great to bring for lunch to work or school!

Perfect Weekday Lunch: Kale-Avocado Wrap With Dijon Dressing -

It's filled with kale, cucumbers, avocados and a homemade mustard dressing. The perfect summer wrap, on-the-go! Kale Mustard Wrap Serves 2 Ingredients 1 cup Tuscan kale, washed and chopped (or any kale will do) mustard dressing (see below) 1/2 avocado, sliced 1/4 cup cucumber, peeled and sliced 2 wraps Mustard Dressing Ingredients 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. Directions Make dressing: combine all ingredients together, stirring until combined. Mix kale and dressing together, allowing the mustard dressing to soften the kale. 5 Healthy Desk Snack Ideas (With Recipes!) - Snack cravings can arise while you’re working to meet a deadline or during that mid-morning lull before a lunch meeting. Whenever it hits, the hunger comes on fast and fierce. While hummus and fresh vegetables or nut butter and fresh fruit make great snacks, these are likely unrealistic options for those of us looking to keep a small stash of "desk snacks" handy in a drawer.

While there are endless shelf-stable snack options, most contain questionable preservatives and lack healthy fats or protein to keep you satisfied. Even though healthier snack options are becoming more widely available, making your own stash of desk snacks is a breeze. Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas Chickpeas have fiber and protein — two nutrients that are key to healthy snacking. Makes 3 servings Ingredients 1 can (14 oz) chickpeas 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon za’atar Pinch cayenne (optional)