healthy snack

Super Simple Tabouleh Recipe

Since sharing this super simple tabouleh, an easy Mediterranean diet staple, with our Fresh Start Coaching Team at our Fall ReFRESHed Conference, there have been tons of requests for this recipe! In fact, several of our coaches were very surprised at how simple this dish is AND how totally delicious it is as a great left-over snack.

Enjoy it with seed crackers or cucumber slices, on sweet potato chips or with warm Naan or Pita bread. It’s a perfect vegan super-fresh protein main dish if you just double the quinoa! This is also a great go-to dish to take to potlucks and get-togethers too. This Tabouleh dish is ALWAYS wiped clean at any gathering!

Super Simple Tabouleh

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch parsley

  • 1/3 Sweet Onion

  • 1-2 Small Tomatoes

  • Olive Oil

  • Onion Powder

  • Garlic Powder

  • 1 FRESH Lemon

  • 1/2 -1 cup Cooked Quinoa (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Chop the parsley fine, dice sweet onions and tomatoes, and stir them all together in medium bowl.

  2. Drizzle olive oil (about 1 Tablespoon) into mix and add a good sprinkle of the seasonings.

  3. Squeeze the lemon juice into the mix, add in the cooked quinoa and stir it all together.

  4. Let the mixture sit in the fridge for at least a couple hours (even overnight is fine!) to allow the flavorings to blend.

  5. Serve with seed crackers, feta cheese and olives for a Mediterranean FRESH snack!

We would LOVE to hear how you like this healthy snack too, so stop by our Facebook Page and let us know what you think of this Super Simple Tabouleh recipe!

What do you love to serve with your Tabouleh? Our favorites are seed crackers and cucumbers but we are always looking for fresh new ideas!

Protein Energy Bites Snack Recipe {Healthy No-Bake!}

This no-bake Protein Energy Bites Snack Recipe is just the fix when you need a quick dose of natural energy!

...without a too-much-sugar-penalty to your FRESH eating plan!

It's a new favorite in our house after we made them for our neighbors and friends as a Christmas goodie a few years ago! They are gooey, chewy and just barely sweet, but not too much! Packed with fiber, whole grains and nut butter, they’re just loaded with good nutrition. Yum.

These bites are “no bakes,” and that is TRULY why we love this delicious recipe! It's a flexible recipe, too - if you end up omitting one of the dry ingredients (such as coconut or flaxseed), just add in some "extra" of any other dry ingredient is remaining in the recipe (for example, the oats.) If you feel like they come out too dry, add in a drizzle of extra honey or peanut butter. Although it’s also not required to refrigerate this dough, it helps the balls stick together much better. We think they are also tastier if they are a bit chilled!

Protein Energy Bites Snack Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (dry) old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter (or any other nut butter of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 cup MINI chocolate chips (optional!)

Instructions

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1 1/2" in diameter, to keep portions in check.)
  3. Store in a glass container (preferred) or gallon Ziploc or airtight container. You can keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
  4. Makes about 20 balls.

Substitution ideas: There are plenty available for most of these ingredients! Substitute your favorite nut butter (almond or sunflower butter, etc.) for the peanut butter. Wheat germ works in place of some or all of the flaxseed.

Hint: I would caution though against substituting agave nectar for the honey, as the honey’s thickness helps hold things together, and as most of you know, I don’t much appreciate agave nectar LOL!

Some other add-in ideas for this recipe (but make sure that if you add more dry ingredients, you need to add wet ingredients to keep the consistency right):

  • dried berries (cranberries, cherries, etc.)
  • chopped almonds, pecans, walnuts, or sunflower seeds
  • other grains (different kinds of oatmeal, rice cereal, etc.)
  • Chia seeds (only 1 Tbsp or so)

Source: Found on Gimme Some Oven blog, and slightly adapted from a recipe on Smashed Peas & Carrots.