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Spending our weekdays so busy and our weekends going on family adventures I always want to make sure that the food our family eats gets them through their day. Eating a plant based diet is especially important to me as a vegetarian. With three very active little ones I want to be sure that the snacks they eat are healthy and filling. I also don’t want them to feel deprived of anything so we generally eat fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season. This not only helps our family stay on a budget but we get to switch up the things we eat a lot of. Right now it’s all about farm fresh California Strawberries. We eat a lot of nuts too so our girls enjoy a handful of California Almonds and fresh fruits like the deliciously in season strawberries!
Science has proven that a more plant based diet is better for you so we keep fresh and frozen vegetables on hand as well as different kinds of almonds and almond butter on hand. Other staples include canned beans and tomatoes for flavor and protein, olive oil instead of butter and old fashioned oats in the morning. Almonds are a delicious plant based protein that has a power packed 6 grams of protein for every ounce. Almonds offer that hunger-fighting protein you and your family need- and can used in different forms in everything from smoothies made with almond butter, to breads made with almond flour, or simply a handful for a smart-on-the-go snack.
I was so thrilled to try out one of Mikaela Reuben’s Plant-Based Recipes with this Almond Butter Tahini Fruit Bowl. This recipe is so simple and it’s one that your entire family is going to gobble up!
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons smooth, unsalted almond butter
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 cups berries
Mix chia seeds with three tablespoons of water in a small bowl, stir, and let sit for at least 10 minutes.
Combine the honey, tahini, almond butter, salt, lemon juice and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and stir well. Taste the mixture and add more salt, honey, cinnamon or lemon if desired. Fold in the chia seed mixture and mix well.
Assemble 1 1/2 cups of fruit into a dish and serve covered with 1/4 cup of the almond butter tahini mixture.
Check out this video to see this simple recipe –
I like recipes that are simple and this snack recipe is just that. It’s full of flavor and is so delicious that even my kids like it.
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