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4 Healthy Snacks for Back-to-School

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Strawberry Chia Jam with PC Blue Menu Banana Strawberry Bagels

2 cups strawberries (any berries will work)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp cream cheese

1 PC Blue Menu Banana Strawberry Bagel, toasted

In a small saucepan combine strawberries and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until the strawberries begin to break down and become syrupy, about 7-9 minutes. Use the back of a spoon to mash the berries. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the honey and chia seeds. Allow jam to set for 5 to 10 minutes. You can stir it into
yogurt, oatmeal or cereal or spread it over a toasted PC Blue Menu Banana Strawberry bagel with cream cheese.

Savory Greek Yogurt Cup with PC Blue Menu Ancient Grains & Super Seed Blend

1⁄2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1-2 tsp PC Blue Menu Ancient Grains & Super Seed Blend
1⁄4 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1⁄4 cup cucumber, seeded and diced
1 tbsp Kalamata olives, chopped
1⁄4 tsp Greek seasoning

In a small bowl or mason jar, layer plain Greek yogurt, tomatoes, cucumber, olives Greek seasoning and PC Blue Menu Ancient Grains & Super Seed Blend.

Everything Egg & Avocado Toast with PC Blue Menu Hard Boiled Eggs

1 slice bread
1⁄2 avocado, mashed
1 PC Blue Menu Hard Boiled Egg, sliced
1 tsp everything bagel spice
3 parts toasted sesame seeds
3 parts poppy seeds
1 part dried minced onion
1 part dried minced garlic
salt to taste

Toast bread. Spread with mashed avocado and top with sliced PC Blue Menu Hard Boiled Egg. Sprinkle on everything bagel spice.

Easy Oat Mug Muffin with PC Blue Menu Supergrains Oatmeal

1⁄2 banana, mashed
1 packet PC Blue Menu Supergrains Oatmeal
1 tbsp flax seeds
1⁄4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp milk (almond, soy or dairy)
1 tsp honey, maple syrup or agave

In a small bowl combine ingredients and mix well. Pour mixture into a well-greased mug or ramekin. Microwave for 3-4 minutes or until muffin has risen and set. Or bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.

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Healthy No-Bake Energy Bites | 3 Delicious Ways

Energy Bite Base
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted and soaked in warm water for 15 minutes
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened

Peanut Butter Chocolate
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted and soaked in warm water for 15 minutes
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
½ cup peanut butter
3 tbsp cocoa powder
¼ cup peanuts

Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Roll dough out into 1 inch balls.

Orange Cranberry
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted and soaked in warm water for 15 minutes
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
⅓ cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
1 orange, zested
½ tsp cinnamon

Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Roll dough out into 1 inch balls.

Lemon Blueberry
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted and soaked in warm water for 15 minutes
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
½ cup dried blueberries
1 lemon, zested

Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Roll dough out into 1 inch balls.

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How to make popcorn WITHOUT a microwave!

I am a HUGE popcorn fan but not such a big fan of the microwave.  In fact, I haven’t owned a microwave for more than a decade so I spent years without popcorn until a my boyfriend showed me how to make it on the stove.  This is SOOO EASY you’ll wonder why you haven’t been making it this way all along.

How to make popcorn…Without a microwave!

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 6-8 cups

Serving Size: The whole bowl!

Calories per serving: Delicious 🙂

How to make popcorn…Without a microwave!

This popcorn is so light, airy and delicious, you'll never eat microwave popcorn again! It's also the perfect vehicle for endless flavour possibilities. Delish! For step-by-step video instructions CLICK HERE For some divine flavour ideas check out these links:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 to 3 tbsp canola or vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Coat the bottom of large pot with canola or vegetable oil. It is really important to coat the entire surface, otherwise your popcorn will burn. You also want to use an oil with a high smoke point so don't try this with olive oil.
  2. Once your pot is coated, turn your heat to medium high and place two corn kernels in the pot.
  3. Watch those kernels - as soon as they pop, your pot is ready.
  4. Pour a half cup of corn kernels into the pot in a single layer and replace the lid.
  5. Listen closely - as soon as you hear the first few pops give your pot a good shake.
  6. Alternate ten seconds on the heat with ten seconds of shaking. This will ensure your popcorn pops evenly and doesn't burn. This will take about two minutes of constant attention so make any other plans 🙂
  7. As soon as your hear the popping slow, turn off the heat and shake your pot until the last kernels have popped.
  8. And VOILA! You have light, airy popcorn without the microwave. Enjoy!
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