Get creative with your food!

                                                              "Think outside the box"

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Today's secret is brought to you by the number 9 and the letter "y" in yum...

 PB & J & C

This energizing spin on our classic favorite works wonders for a mid-day boost. Mix 1/2 tsp chia seeds with 1 tsp water in a cup with the amount of jelly you like to use. Let the chia/jelly mix sit and absorb the water for about 10 mins while you put your fav peanut butter on whole wheat or sprouted grain bread (we recommend sprouted Eziekial Sprouted Bread). Chia keeps great, you can also make a gel out of it in advance with 1/3 cup chia seeds and 2 cups water, and keep it covered in the fridge so you have it “on tap” for up to 3 weeks before it expires.  You don't need to mix the chia gel with water, you slap in on your sandwich or add to your favorite smoothie!

Crunch then poof, like cotten candy these crispy chips disolve on your tounge leaving only flavor and no potatoe chip guilt.  Using one bunch of kale, tear the leafy part

from the “spine” that runs up the center of the stalk and into chip sized pieces of your liking. Rinse them clean and dry well with a towel (or take them for a ride in your salad spinner). Toss in a bowl with 1 tbl olive oil then salt and pepper to taste. Bake at 350 until the edges start to brown, about 10-15 mins. Let them cool and they will be crisp for the snacking! Experiment with adding your favorite spices, like soy sauce, garlic powder, or hot

pepper flakes.

 Krispy Kale Chips

 Toasted Curry Cashews

These nuts pack the flavor and healthy fats to keep your taste buds and your belly happy.  Preheat oven to 350.

Place 2 cups of raw cashews in a bowl, toss with 1 tsp olive oil, 1tsp curry powder, 1/3tsp salt and 1/4tsp ground pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast for about 10 mins or until lightly browned, tossing them around with a spatula every

4 mins. Keep a close eye on them, nuts go from raw to burned in seconds. Cool and store in a baggie or sealed container for a up to 3 weeks.

These energy boosting super food snacks offer the 3 most imporant things in any bite you eat: 1) Awesome Flavor  2) Ease to Make  3) Fun!!  Try making them in advance, and it will be easy to reach for them instead of foods you feel guilty about

in the middle of the day.  And one more benifit: they all provide level energy so you do get sugar highs and lows through out the day - giving you the oommpfh to rock on! 

A balanced life is a happy life.  Below are our top 5 ways to nourish yourself inside and out in simple fun ways.  Click on any category even more resources.

 Coconut Date Surprise

 Frozen Cina-melon balls

This recipe was inspired by a pool side snack we enjoyed at a luxury hotel. Use a melon baller to scoop out watermelon spheres onto a baking sheet. Lightly sprinkle them with cinnamon. You can put a tooth pick in each now if you’d like. Freeze them on the sheet, and enjoy! Once frozen you can transfer them to a covered container in the freezer for better storage. While the cinnamon calms inflammation in the body and stabilizes your blood sugar, the high levels of iron in the watermelon will give your body the energy it need so thrive.

This wholesome treat is a snaps with a crunchy surprise in your mouth and is great for satisfying sweet cravings. Put a almond in the part of a whole date where the pit used to be. Roll the stuffed dates in dried unsweetened shredded coconut. If your dates are not sticky enough for the coconut to adhere, sprinkle them with water or honey first.

Save money and boost health, eat your garnish! Today's secret is all about the rock'n radish...

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