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New Favorite, High-Protein Snack: Peanut Butter and Honey Parfait!

My friend Mike Campbell introduced me to this new favorite treat! It’s so simple. It’s healthy. And it’s delicious! (And, yes, I told him it was going on my blog.)

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  • 3/4 to 1 cup Plain Whole Milk Yogurt (you can use the low fat if you really want to, but I personally think we need a little fat in our diets to help absorb certain nutrients, and it makes it creamier)
  • 2 Tbsp. All Natural Peanut Butter (or organic, if you can find it)
  • 1-2 tsp. Local Honey (or organic, if you can find it)

Just stir or whip the three ingredients together, and it creates a rich, creamy, high-protein treat that tastes as good as a parfait or dessert mousse. If you want, you can substitute a spoonful of your favorite jam instead of the honey and call it “PB&J Parfait”–great way to get kids (of all ages) to eat yogurt! Bon Appetit!

 

Simple, Sweet Tahini Spread

This one is very similar to the post I did about Tahini Candy. I’m trying to shy away from the term candy because this is 100% good for you! And I have pictures this time! Also, I got to use my new food processor on this one, which works much, much better than the blender did! Thanks, babe, for buying me my new kitchen toy, I mean, tool.

Okay, this should be simple to remember. It’s just 1/3 c. of everything!

  • 1/3 c. tahini
  • 1/3 c. organic peanut butter
  • 1/3 c. dried figs
  • 1/3 c. dried dates
  • 1/3 c. raisins
  • 1/3 c. chopped dark chocolate chunks (I used 85% Lindt)
  • 1/3 c. coconut flakes

Throw everything in the food processor and let it do it’s job! (Note: you might want to chop the figs and dates in half before adding to make the processing time shorter.) I cleaned out my empty tahini jar and filled it with the spread. This will make it easy to add a tablespoon to my oatmeal, yogurt, or waffles in the morning. It also makes an adorable gift (in my opinion)! I brought the original version with 2 waffles to work today. I shared it with my friend and coworker Amanda, and she loved it! I hope you do too!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal (Mar. 11, 2010)

Every wonder how to get that last little bit out of the peanut butter jar before throwing it away? Here’s a great tip I’ve seen on several food blogs and finally gave it a try for myself.

When you can’t get anymore out of the PB jar, dump in 1 package of instant oatmeal and 3/4 c. scalding water. Stir, scraping the sides, and enjoy–yes, you get to eat right out of the jar! I used a little more water than the package calls for to help soften the peanut butter. I tried it with the Cinnamon Spice instant oatmeal and it was delicious!! And it adds a little protein to your quick-fix breakfast!