Omega-3 Almond Butter Cups

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These little treats are quick, easy, a real crowd pleaser, and, with the addition of flax seed meal, even provide a little Omega-3 boost!

Makes 24 mini cups

Ingredients

3/4 cup almonds

1/4 cup pecans

1/4 flax seed meal

4 tbsp. coconut oil, melted and divided

2 tbsp. maple syrup

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Equipment

Food processor

Mini muffin tin

Mini muffin parchment paper cups 

Directions

  1. In a food processor, begin to process the almonds and pecans. Let it run for several minutes until the nuts become creamy. Add in the flax seed meal, 2 tbsp. of coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt and process for another 20-30 seconds.
  2. Line a mini muffin tin with parchment paper mini muffin liners. Scoop 2 teaspoons of the nut mixture into each liner and press down along the bottom.
  3. Wash out the work bowl and return it to the base. Process the chocolate chips until they become small, soft lumps. Add the last 2 tbsp. melted oil and continue to process until the mixture is a creamy liquid.
  4. Pour 1 teaspoon of the chocolate mixture on top of each nut patty.
  5. Place the entire tray in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Eat them soon after removal from the freezer and store them there, since they will soften quickly at room temperature!

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Easy Apple Noodles

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My brand new spiralizer showed up on my front porch yesterday, amid a flurry of ringing doorbells, dog barks, and yelling 5-year-olds.  I’d been planning on adding this appliance to my kitchen arsenal for well over a year, and finally pulled the trigger.  It’s arrival neatly corresponded to the day after zucchini was conspicuously absent from the grocery store, so there would be no paleo pasta to christen it. Instead, I looked to dessert, but I think this dish would be equally good as a side for pork.

Easy Apple Noodles 

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 tbsp. butter

2 spiralized apples

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Directions

1. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.

2. Add apples and stir until softened.

3. Add cinnamon and nutmeg and stir to mix. Serve.