Apple- Peanut Butter Bundles!

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We all get it — that mid-afternoon craving for something sweet. It comes, and never goes. Not until we often end up stuffing our face with chocolate, or cookies, or whatever else does the trick. But in all honesty, there are better options. So make yourself a healthier alternative instead. These apple-peanut butter bundles pack plenty of crunch, sweetness, and flavour–all without added sugar. Try them out!

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp plain, unsweetened peanut butter

1 Granny Smith apple

4 tsp muesli cereal

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Directions:

  1. Wash and slice the apple into 3/4 inch thick portions. Make sure that the centre and seeds have been removed.
  2. Spread enough peanut butter to generously cover each slice.
  3. Sprinkle the muesli cereal on top of the peanut butter.

Now all that’s left is for you to bite in, enjoy, and kick that sweet craving to the curb with a great snack.

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The Busy Girl’s Breakfast: Granola Parfait To Go

granolaparfaitModern-day schedules can get quite busy! With appointments, work, and endless to-do lists, it’s easy to overlook all else. But breakfast shouldn’t be one of them. It’s your fuel for what’s ahead, your energy boost, and the one meal you should avoid skipping.

So if you’re known to take shortcuts in the morning, try preparing your breakfast in advance and taking it to-go! You can pop it in your purse, and snack on it while on your way to work. All you need is a mini jar with a lid, 5 minutes, and these deliciously healthy ingredients:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup strawberries, diced

2 tbsp granola

3 tbsp vanilla Greek yoghurt

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Instructions:

1. Rinse and dice the strawberries.

2. Pour the yoghurt at the bottom of the jar. Layer the strawberries on top, followed by the granola.

3. Close the lid, pack a spoon, and you’re good to go!

What is you favourite type of breakfast? Fresh, fruity, sweet, or salty? How do you make sure to eat breakfast even on busy days? Comment below or tweet @ThePoshDish.

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Super-Seed Dark Chocolate Clusters

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We all get that chocolate craving once in a while. Wait, scratch the last part. It probably kicks in more often than we care to admit. But a better solution would be to swap that candy bar for something with a little less sugar, like these super-seed dark chocolate clusters.

They’re filled with nothing but natural ingredients and flavours. Sweet cranberries and savoury orange zest combine with the crunch of pumpkin and sunflower seeds to create a rich taste without the guilt! So try this simple, home-made recipe that is not only good for you, but also has the potential to impress even those with the pickiest sweet tooth.

Ingredients:

1 pack semi-sweet baker’s chocolate

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup unsalted, raw pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup toasted, salted sunflower seeds

1 orange, zest

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Instructions:

1. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

2. Melt the chocolate in a metal bowl over a pot of boiling and steaming water.

3. Using a tablespoon, scoop the chocolate and place round drops onto the parchment paper.

4. Sprinkle the cranberries, orange zest, and seeds while the chocolate is still molten.

5. Cover with plastic wrap and stick into the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour, or until ready to snack on! Then simply remove, and enjoy.

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Artisan Asparagus Flatbread

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With hearty toppings, a warm crust, and the gooey goodness of cheese, pizza is everybody’s favourite! It’s also a food for every occasion –the perfect movie night companion, an ideal party starter, and the most reliable post-breakup buddy. Yep, pizza does it all. But as versatile and delicious as it is, you can’t indulge in it at every opportunity (even though your taste buds may say otherwise).

So when the craving kicks in, bake a delicious artisan asparagus flatbread instead. It’s a healthy alternative, free of all that dough and filled with green veggies.  This recipe takes minutes to make, and just seconds to eat. Can’t believe it? Give it a try:

Ingredients:

1 bunch of asparagus, ends removed

1 leek

1 ready-made flatbread

1/2 cup goat cheese

1 tbsp basil pesto

1/2 cup mozzarella

1 tsp salt

Red pepper flakes (optional)

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Instructions:

1. Sautee your washed and sliced leeks over medium heat until softened, and steam your asparagus until bright green.

2. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.

3. Lay out your flatbread on a baking pan, and start layering the ingredients. Begin with a coat of basil pesto as your base, then the goat and mozarella cheeses, the leeks, finally followed by the asparagus. Sprinkle the salt on top.

4. Pop in the oven for about 8-10 minutes, take out, and let it cool before indulging.

If you’re one who can handle the heat, sprinkle a few red pepper flakes for an extra kick! They definitely add a nice layer of flavour to an otherwise mild recipe.

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Big Game, Small Snack: Guacamole Crostinis for Super Bowl Sunday

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Score a touchdown with the crowd at your Super Bowl party by making delicious crostinis. Sure, you can serve the regular chips and dip, but where’s the fun and flair in that? These bite-sized snacks are a deconstructed version of everyone’s favourite Mexican treat(guacamole), artfully presented in layers. Not to mention, they are a fresh alternative to all the fried, calorie-clad, and sugary snacks you’re going to be tempted by!

With a twist to tradition, these guacamole crostinis are sure to be a hit so even if the team you’re rooting for loses, there’s still something to cheer about. Here’s there recipe for the small snack that’s big on flavour:

Ingredients:

1 baguette (you can choose white, whole wheat, 12 grain, etc.)

1 ripe avocado

1 tomato

1 shallot

1/2 lime

1 tsp salt

4 tbsp olive oil

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Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

2. Slice your baguette 1/4 inch thick and place the pieces evenly across a baking pan. Brush each of them with olive oil. Put them into the oven for approx. 10 minutes or until they become golden and crisp.

3. Prepare the vinaigrette by combining the remaining olive oil (2 tbsp), juice of 1/2 lime, salt, and minced cilantro. Stir until well combined.

4. Slice the avocado, tomato, and shallots. Lay one on top of the other on the freshly toasted baguette slices. Pour a tsp of vinaigrette on each, and enjoy!

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Beat the Winter Blues with Bone Broth

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Soup and warm foods are a dietary staple during the frigid winter months. Sure, a salad may be a fresh treat for your taste buds, but stick to eating it in the spring and summer. When snow flakes are falling, it’s wiser to fill up a bowl of soup instead.

The latest craze this season is bone broth. Grandmas around the world have been brewing up pots of if for generations, and it seems like kitchen-savvy gals are finally taking notice. And how could they not? It’s tasty and not too hard to make. Plus, it has a ton of health benefits that could help boost your immune system and load up on vitamins.

So if all this sounds appealing to you, strut over to your local butcher shop, pick up some fresh ingredients, and start cookin’. Scroll down for the how-to!

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Ingredients:

1.5 lbs of bones with some meat on them (choose either chicken, veal, or beef)

2 carrots, washed, peeled, and sliced in quarters

1 tsp peppercorns

3 bay leaves, whole and dried

1 tsp salt

Directions:

1. Prep all your ingredients, and rinse the bones under cold water.

2. Add the bones to a large pot, and fill it with water approx. 2-3 inches above the bones. Let it boil on high heat, removing the foam that will form at the top with a dense strainer.

3. After 10 minutes of boiling, turn the heat down to medium. Then add the carrots, peppercorns, bay leaves, and salt.

4. Cover it with a lid and let it simmer for another 1 1/2 hours, and you’re ready to start sipping!

So whether you enjoy it as it is, or use it as a base for another savoury soup, give this latest trend a try!

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