Like most people, I tend to fall into the same routine when it comes to my daily snacks. My usual is to cycle through variations of dried fruit and nut or seed bars, which I make in batches every c…
If you're a fan of Cheerios (and who isn't?!) I have a fantastic post for you today. I created cereal bars using Cheerios that are stuffed with good-for-you tropical dried fruits and nuts that only take about 10 minutes to make! These sweet and slightly salty bars are great as a breakfast bar or an on-the-go snack and will keep you going all day, and right now you can share the love with the Cheerios Buy One, Give One promotion too.
This Low-Carb Trail Mix is a fabulous portable snack that’s super easy to make. It is made with lower carb nuts, toasted coconut and unsweetened dark chocolate and dried fruit. Eat it by the handful or on top of smoothie bowls, oatmeal or ice-cream!
This Cranberry Curd Tart is a beautiful show stopping dessert that has a velvety sweet and tart curd filling inside a macadamia nut and graham cracker crust. Cranberries are underrated as a holiday fruit. They usually get relegated to a sauce or jelly used for Thanksgiving or dried up and used as a snack or… Continue reading →
This easy but stunning salad features half moons of maple-Dijon roasted delicata squash, sweet-tart pomegranate seeds, toasted nuts, creamy goat cheese and bitter greens. A quick maple balsamic dressing ties it all together. It’s the perfect mix of flavors and textures and makes for a gorgeous first course to a holiday meal, or a satisfying main course when paired with a rotisserie chicken. If you can’t find delicata squash, swap it out for cubed butternut squash. Also, feel free to use shaved Parmigiano or Pecorino in place of the goat cheese (or leave it out altogether!). Dried cranberries or cherries are a good alternative to the pomegranate seeds.
This Blue Spirulina Smoothie Bowl is packed with nutrients from fruit, veggies, nut butter and spirulina. If you’re in for a nutritious and beautiful breakfast, snack or treat, this mesmerizing blue bowl is for you. It is vegan, paleo and gluten-free.
Chocolate Bliss Balls are a healthy sweet snack that will satisfy all your chocolate cravings. Made with dates, cashew nuts and cocoa powder, they are soft, rich, chocolatey and nutritious.
Last week I shared about the connection between the gut and the nervous system. After hearing from several that it was helpful, I’ve been thinking about the use of herbs in particular for ner…
These no-bake energy bites are the perfect snack for before or after a workout - or just as a mid-afternoon energy boost. That’s about the time that I can find myself in a slump, and be tempted to reach for the biscuits. These energy balls absolutely satisfy those afternoon cravings without making me turn to more processed and less healthy treats, like chocolate bars or biscuits. The slow-release energy from the oats combined with the high levels of protein and fat in the nuts and the pleasing sweetness of the dates and cranberries makes for a really tasty, energy-packed snack. Soft, chewy and naturally sweet, this recipe is so delicious that my kids devour them in minutes! It’s probably the one healthy habit I don’t have to teach them!
French mendiants, chocolate disks traditionally topped with dried fruits and nuts, resembling the 4 monastic robes from the Middle Ages, seen in chocolate shops around France
Very best gluten-free sweet scones made with berries, dried fruit and nuts, or savoury scones made with cheese or bacon, chives and much more
We follow the recipe from the Perfect Loaf for the ingredients and we stick exactly to the measurements provided because they really work. Where we diverge is the timing and then, of course, whatever add-ins you’d like in your bread. We love Greek olives, so we add both green Greek olives and Kalamata olives. But we have also added in sesame seeds and other nuts and seeds, too. You could absolutely add dried fruit, and perhaps make an apricot-pecan loaf for good breakfast eating!I’ve divided the recipe into 8 parts, the final one is eating it, so that’s not too bad!
Mix up a whole grain sweet snack at home with these dairy free and gluten free Cinnamon Sugar Crackers - they're vegan and nut free!Gluten free, vegan, whole grain; Free of: nuts, peanuts, soy, eggs
Aloo bukhara chutney aka dried plum chutney is a very delectable and popular condiment in the subcontinents of India and Pakistan. It is one of the frequently prepared sweet chutney recipes on special occasions like marriage ceremonies or reception parties etc. In this preparation, soaked dried plum pulp is cooked with jaggery, nuts and some spices.Aloo bukhara ki chutney is normally served between main course and dessert in Bengali ceremonies.This versatile condiment is also served as a dip with spicy food like kabab, pakodas etc.
This Blueberry Vanilla Trail Mix with Walnuts and Cashews is deliciously crunchy with plenty of dried cranberries, walnuts, and of course DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut mixed in!
This Dried Fruit and Nut Loaf is a perfect British ‘tea time’ treat. Served up with a lovely cup of tea on a grey and drizzly afternoon, it will put a smile on anyone’s face! This dried fruit and nut bread recipe is, like banana bread, truly more of a cake - although I’m not averse to a slathering of butter on my slice, and I always feel, however untrue it is, that calling a cake ‘bread’ somehow takes away some of the naughtiness! A no yeast bread with dried fruit is surprisingly versatile. We enjoy it as a sweeter breakfast treat, swapping out toast, a croissant or a hot cross bun for a nice slice. I also wrap it up and add it to my daughters’ packed lunch boxes. I’ll always make sure there’s a good portion left for afternoon tea though - in the mid afternoon with a cup of tea or coffee, it’s a great excuse for a ten minute sit down and a little time to yourself. This loaf cake is truly one of those great hybrid bakes that functions as both breakfast treat and afternoon tea indulgence. It’s a quick and easy recipe that has a distinctly warming, seasonal feel due to the aromas of cinnamon and orange that emanate from the oven whilst it cooks…it’s an Autumn staple in our house!
Our White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies have the perfect flavors for fall and winter! These cookies perfectly blend orange zest, dried cranberries, and creamy white chocolate in a soft cookie. These cranberry orange cookies are gluten free, dairy free, and top 8 free. Top 8 free, vegan; Free of: dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts
For me, there are few aromas that are as enticing or welcoming as homemade granola baking in the oven—toasted oats and nuts, cinnamon, vanilla, almond and a hint of coconut… irresistible. This healthy, fiber-rich recipe is packed with wholesome ingredients and is lightly sweetened with honey (or you can use maple syrup or a mix of both). It comes together easily and makes a batch that’s big enough to last weeks. Be sure to let the granola cool completely before adding the dried fruit (you can use any dried fruits you like, although I’m partial to cherries and currants). Enjoy the granola with milk or yogurt for a healthy breakfast or snack, or sprinkle it over roasted fruit or frozen yogurt for a delicious and nutritious dessert!
Healthful cookies with toasted nuts, gluten free oats, dried fruit, and a touch of honey.
This English Christmas cake is a rich, dense fruit cake made with dried fruits and nuts. Fruits are soaked in citrus juice and alcohol before baking. Once the baked cake is wrapped into baking paper and left to mature for at least a month. Once a week during this process the cake should be unwrapped and fed with more brandy. Yummy treat!