Peanut Butter Fudge Dip

theveganfarmer.com fudgedipNo combination is better than chocolate and peanut butter. Since it’s snowing and gray outside, I decided to whip up a little chocolate-y pick me up. This little dip satisfies a very intense craving for sweets. It also contains a can of beans for extra fiber. So it’s healthy, right? We are eating it on animal crackers, cookies, bread, and my favorite, straight from the spoon.

What You’ll Need

1 can any type white beans- I used beans we canned from the garden

1/2 C unsweetened cocoa

4 TBSP agave syrup

1-2 TBSP peanut butter

unsweetened almond milk

dash of cinnamon

Blend it all together in a high speed blender.  You should have icing consistency dip once it’s all combined.  Add the almond milk as needed to achieve this consistency. Eat it with all the things. Enjoy!

No Bake Protein Granola Bars

theveganfarmer.com-proteingranolabarThese delicious protein granola bars seriously couldn’t be any easier or quicker to make. They take less than 5 minutes to come together. They were so easy, I let Emme do all the work.  After a quick freeze, you have a tasty breakfast or snack to enjoy.

 

What You’ll Need

1.5 C oats

1.5 C crunchy peanut butter

1/3 C agave syrup

1/4 C pea protein powder – I used vanilla

1/4 C chocolate chips

1/4 C golden raisins

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Stir all ingredients together.  Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper, pour the mixture in and press to fill the bottom.  Freeze until the bars harden, then cut into squares.  Enjoy!

Strawberry Tofu Yogurt

tofuyogurt2Yogurt topped with granola is one of my favorite afternoon snacks. I could go a few miles out of my way and spend more than I care to on soy or almond yogurt, but I prefer to make it at home. It’s cheaper and I can customize it any way I wish.  This is the easiest way to make it.

What You’ll Need

1 PKG any firmness tofu

1 banana

1.5 TBSP almond milk

1.5 TBSP agave syrup

1/2 C fruit of choice- I used 1/2 C of our own strawberry preserves

Combine all the ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy.  Such a quick and easy breakfast or snack. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

100_1284This recipe is a perfect example of the good and bad that can happen during late night baking.  The good- it’s a super tasty treat that satisfied my craving for sweet and salty.  The bad- I was obviously really tired when I added chocolate chips to the popcorn bowl.  Deliciousness ensued, so I’m ok with it.  The next time I make this I’ll either leave out the chips, add them to the saucepan to melt or melt them separately to drizzle over the top of the peanut butter covered mix.

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Sweet Veggie Pancakes

Although Emme is a pretty healthy eater, I still like to add more fruits and veggies in wherever I can.  After all, she is a toddler and subject to picky eating from time to time. Enter the veggie pancake. She thinks she’s getting a special treat.  I’m excited she’s consuming more goodness to help her grow strong. After this weekend of too much pizza and juice, its exactly what we needed to start our Monday.

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