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Three Nut Energy Bites

I came across these energy bites that are floating around the internet on my search for a healthier snack. I wanted an alternative to packaged items that I would eat every day at work. I can’t believe how many different recipes there are for these; some have chocolate, others peanut butter, and so on and so on. I tried a couple of them and loved them immensely. I knew that I had to make my own, and (while I am of course very biased) these are my favorite ones! The small amount of roasted peanuts gives it that hint of peanut butter flavor that just blends very very well with the sweetness from the honey and dates.

Three Nut Energy Bites

The addition of the almonds and walnuts give it a boost of healthy fats and keeps me full for quite a while! I’ll eat these for breakfast and won’t even think about snacking until lunch has snuck up on me. I make one batch of these on Sunday night and I’ve got enough to get me through my week.

Three Nut Energy Bites

I don’t think there’s a quicker breakfast out here (well…maybe a smoothie, but you get the idea). These are super quick to make and easily transportable. Just keep them in an air tight container in the fridge. I usually take four in a ziplock to work for breakfast or two if I’m using them for a snack. I don’t keep them cool at work, but I do make sure to eat them by the end of the day (and they’re usually gone before lunch). They hang out in my desk drawer until I’m feeling peckish.

Three Nut Energy Bites

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Roasted Asparagus

It’s asparagus time! These things grow faster than weeds and my parents are always bringing me bundles at a time. Good thing then that there’s a foolproof way to cook asparagus, and it’s almost as good as grilling. I broil mine in the oven since I’m kind of out of luck in the grill department thanks to apartment living. Plus using the oven means you can make this any time of year!

Roasted Asparagus

This has got to be one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever come across. Sprinkle some oil, season to taste, pop in the over and voilà! You have just created a stunning masterpiece that people will be talking about for ages. Broiling it in the oven gives it just enough color on the outside to make it look like it had the possibility of seeing an actual grill! I love it. I could eat this every week. If asparagus isn’t your thing, you could swap it out for your favorite veggie. But come on, who are we kidding, how can one not love asparagus!

Roasted Asparagus

I’ve paired this with a bourbon chicken…well really it’s a whiskey chicken since we don’t have any bourbon in the house. I’d make this chicken again just to fill my house with the amazing smell. The recipe for the chicken can be found at Pinch of Yum. I haven’t explored their site too much, but what I saw all looked delicious. You should make this asparagus with any of their main dishes…heck you should make it with all my main dishes! Picture this sitting next to the pasta bake. Wouldn’t that be a great way to complete a dinner.

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