High Protein Breakfast Bars

High Protein Breakfast Bars

Like so many of us these days, my husband rarely has time in the morning for a proper healthy breakfast before going off to work. Pouring a bowl of cold breakfast cereal or having a store-bought breakfast bar is a quick fix for many people, but the appetite for morning nourishment is only briefly whetted by these highly processed and sugar-laden foods. Without taking much time at all, I can easily make him one or two weeks' worth of quick morning breakfast bars that are far more nutritious than anything bought at the store.

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Roasted Tomato Chickpea Soup


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Roasted Tomato Chickpea Soup

Tomato soup is not something that I appreciated until I started to make my own. Canned varieties just never pleased me, as they are overloaded with sodium and always taste like they were dumped from a tin, as they are. But I have quite a few homemade favorite tomato soups now — using my own ingredients, the tomato flavor is much more robust.

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Chickpea Falafel Bites

Chickpea Falafel Bites

I've made these delightful little bites a few times now, and they are certainly worth the fuss, as they are quite filling, and may be spiced up to suit your taste. Each time I've made them, the dough was quite soft, and I was rather nervous they would not hold together, but with some careful handling of the dough, and well greased palms, these little bites hold together remarkable well when baked, so don't be tempted to add too much chickpea flour, as you do want a dough that is soft. Chilling the mixture in the fridge for at least a few hours is recommended, or even overnight if you have the time. I also highly recommend the tahini dip, which complements the flavors present in the falafel bites, so named because they remind me of falafel.

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Raw Nanaimo Bars - A Healthier Twist on a Classic

Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo bars are a Canadian classic dessert, named after the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. It generally does not require any baking, and more traditional versions that I have come across are made of a crumb layer with coconut, often with nuts or crumbled graham cracker crumbs, a middle creamy layer, often made with vanilla custard powder, and a chocolate topping. I have made nanaimo bars on more than one occasion, including this classic version, a slight variation of the classic version with a walnut base, and also a version with avocado as the shining ingredient for the filling.

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