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Lately, I’ve been working on providing economical and yet more wholesome snacks around here for our hungry Sprouts.  They are eating more and more these days and I honestly can’t even imagine what our kitchen is going to be like when they are teenagers.  We’re on the road soon for a new beginning in this household…..travel league baseball!  So, to cut down on our food budget and to hopefully provide some yummy-but-good-for-you-eats, I experimented a bit in the kitchen this weekend.  Thanks to a good friend who is quite saavy with whole foods cooking and understands the whole “kid factor” when it comes to cooking, I whipped out some pecan pie larabars, sweet and salty chicpeas, granola bars, and a pan of chocolate chip energy bars.  Most were received quite well, except my chickpeas didn’t roast long enough and so weren’t crunchy.  The snacks didn’t take too long to make and, when compared to store bought varieties, were quite cheap.  My eventual goal is to have a “go to” list of quick and easy whole foods type snacks (because, quite frankly I want to be out playing with my Sprouts rather than spending endless hours in the kitchen).  Do you have a recipe you’d like to share?  If so, please share it in the “comments”.  I’m all ears!

Here are the links to the recipes I tried (ahem, note the recurring chocolate theme):

chocolate chip granola bars

homemade pecan pie Larabars

chocolate chip cookie energy bars

sweet and salty chicpeas

chocolate chip granola bars

chocolate chip granola bars

 

homemade pecan pie Larabars (sooo yummy!)

homemade pecan pie Larabars (sooo yummy!)

 

chocolate chip cookie energy bars (before cutting)

chocolate chip cookie energy bars (before cutting)

 

salty and sweet chicpeas

salty and sweet chickpeas

 

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  1. I was watching the Foodnet Work’s Giada at Home and she baked the chickpeas with smoked
    sea salt. Chickpeas is another great source of protein. I want to think it was at 375 for 20-25 minutes. I’ve been taking cooking classes here in Temecula and the teacher decided to saute
    chickpeas and said that about half of them popped out of the frypan, so needless to say, she didn’t recommend that method!!

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