Mid-Day Power Snacks

Recipes | | March 18, 2010 at 11:47 am
Photo by BobFornal.

Photo by BobFornal.

Variety is the spice of life because it keeps your brain happy and your metabolism sparked. A new twist to your mid-day snack is the perfect way to re-charge the batteries during a long work day. Here are two of my favorite delicious snacks packed with protein, complex carbs, and tons of phyto-nutrients!


Make-n-Take Walnut Pomegranate Stack

What you need

  • 2 blocks extra firm tofu
  • 1 bottle pomegranate paste
  • 4 cups finely crushed walnuts
  • ½ jar almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola or safflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave

Putting it together

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Thoroughly dry the tofu and cut lengthwise into ½ inch layers.
  3. Mix pomegranate paste with crushed walnuts.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir oil into almond butter until creamy.
  5. Lightly grease a deep cast iron skillet or deep 13×9 casserole dish.
  6. Cover bottom of dish with layer of walnut pomegranate mixture.
  7. Top with layer of tofu followed by layer of almond butter. Continue layers with walnut pomegranate as the top layer.
  8. Drizzle honey or agave over top and bake on middle rack for 40 minutes or until top looks brown.

Work from Home Grilled Fruit & Nut Butter Sandwiches

What you need

  • 1 16 oz. bag of organic berries of your choice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Earth Balance or butter
  • Ezekial 7 grain bread or bread of your choice

Putting it together

  1. Combine berries and honey
  2. Butter the bread and place one piece in lightly greased fry pan.
  3. Top bread with berries and cover with another piece of bread.
  4. Brown on both sides and serve warm

ChristineChristine M. Dionese L.Ac. specializes in integrative medicine, medical journalism and was the VP of marketing at WellWire LLC. Visit her wellness and lifestyle blog, Reaching Beyond Now.

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