Posts tagged ‘snack’

October 16, 2011

Dark Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies

I’m pretty into Almond Butter these days and I was curious to see how almond butter cookies would turn out. I added some dark chocolate chips to give the cookie a richer taste. I found this recipe on the A Spicy Perspective website.These are a great cookie option when looking for a comforting sweet.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ lb. butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tb. vanilla
  • ½ cup Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Chips
Method:
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
In a mixer add almond butter, sugars and butter.

Creamed almond butter, sugar and butter

Once combined, add vanilla and eggs one at a time. Mix throughly. Gradually add dry mixture in thirds. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Bake at  350 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy fresh out of the oven with a cold glass of milk or hot tea!

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

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April 17, 2011

Lemon Chickpea Dip

Snacks are a vital part of my day-to-day eating. It is good to snack, especially when you’re dieting. Snacking curbs your appetite and regulates glucose levels. If you allow your glucose levels to fluctuate between extreme ups and downs, losing weight is going to be more difficult. So I have a great snack that pairs nicely with crackers, veggies, or toast, Lemon Chickpea Dip. This is a great snack because it has fiber, protein, and fills you up.

 What you’ll need:

* 1 can Chickpeas

* 3 TBS Olive Oil

* 1 Lemon

* 3 Garlic Cloves

* Bunch of Cilantro

* 1/4 Spanish Onion

*1 TBS Parsley

* Sea Salt and Pepper to taste

Blend chickpeas, onion, garlic and olive oil in food processor until smooth but with some texture.  Add lemon juice, cilantro, salt and pepper and finish blending. Let sit in fridge for 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop. Serve with raw veggies, chips, crackers, or toast. Also a great on sandwiches and burgers. Enjoy!