Apricot, Date and Cashew Snack Balls

Ingredients 1 cup cashews, walnuts or almonds Generous pinch of sea salt 1 ¼ cups pitted Medjool dates ¼ cup dried apricot 1 tablespoon almond butter ¼ cup sesame seeds ½ teaspoon cinnamon Directions Process the nuts and sea salt in a food processor until the nuts are coarsely ground. Add the dates, apricots, almond…

Peanut Energy Bars

Filled with energizing carbs, peanuts, seeds, fruit, and oats, make for a satisfying midday pick-me-up. They can also be used as a pre- or post-workout snack, and the versatile recipe can be personalized to meet your individual needs; add in wheat germ, protein powder, coconut, chocolate chips, and dates; no matter what you add, it’s guaranteed to…

Oatmeal-Walnut Cookies

Recipe yields 2 dozen servings. According to Best Health, walnuts can reduce your risk of breast cancer and diabetes, contain antioxidants that boost heart health, and are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which may help reduce depression, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and inflammatory diseases. Ingredients: ½ cup granulated sugar ⅓ cup packed dark brown sugar ¼ cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon…

Peanut-Almond Snack Bars

Peanut-Almond Snack Bars feature pretzels, marshmallows, peanut butter, almonds, and even a little hint of chocolate. Is there any snack attack this bar can’t beat? Ingredients: 2 1/2 tablespoons butter 3 cups miniature marshmallows 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter 2 1/4 cups chocolate toasted oat cereal (such as Cheerios) 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats…

Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese, Toasted Pecans and Cranberry Vinaigrette

This vibrant salad will lend color and bright flavor to any dinner table. You can make the vinaigrette up to 2 days ahead and refrigerate in an airtight container. Let it stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before assembling the salad. Ingredients: 3/4 cup dried cranberries (2# only $7.00) 1 1/2 cups boiling water…

Basil Walnut Pesto

Ingredients 2 cups gently packed fresh basil leaves 2 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1/3 cup Walnuts (2.5# bag ONLY $9.50) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, best quality such as Lucini or Colavita Instructions: Place the walnuts and garlic in the bowl…

Spicy Cashew Chicken

Ingredients 1 ½ pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 cloves minced garlic 1 inch piece of ginger, grated 2 dried hot red peppers, sliced with seeds (or about 1 – 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes to taste) 1 bunch, or about 10 green…

Vegan Keto Pasta Alfredo

Ingredients 1 bag Mann’s Cauliflower Rice 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves minced garlic 1 ½ cups plain, unsweetened almond milk 1 ½ cups cashews – soaked overnight 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 bag Mann’s Kohlrabi Linguine (or your favorite pasta) Salt and pepper to taste Parsley minced Directions Microwave the…

Vegan Cashew Cream Cheese

Ingredients 1 cup raw cashews – soaked overnight 1 teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon dried chives – add to your taste with or without herbs Pinch of sea salt Directions Drain and rinse cashews Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and mix for several minutes…

Vegan Cashew Sour Cream

Ingredients 1 ½ cups (225 g) raw cashews – soaked overnight and drained ¾ cup (190 mL) water 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar ½ teaspoon fine sea salt Directions Blend all ingredients and enjoy! CJ Dannemiller Nut Pro Tip: Add dill then use on tacos, baked potatoes or for chip…