Families with children can find plant-based dieting a bit of a challenge from the beginning. It definitely takes a bit more work and planning but the outcome is healthier, for them, and for the planet.
These bars are loosely based on ones I came across on OneGreenPlanet. I wasn’t quite happy with how they turned out so I made some adjustments and came up with my own version.
They are also a great source of nutrients with protein powder, peanut butter, almonds, and seeds. I used sesame seeds and raw, sliced almonds but next time I may try some sunflower seeds and/or nuts to add more bang per bite. If you are allergic to nuts but chopped peanuts are o.k., substitute them for the almonds.
This New York Times recipe popped into my inbox a few days ago and I was excited to give it a try. I went to pick up some dumpling wrappers at Whole Foods and unfortunately, they only had eggroll wrappers. Being a fan of Bob Ross, I subscribe to the saying that “We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy little accidents!”
I followed the recipe for the “dumplings” but was not happy with the filling. It tasted bland and spicey. So, I decided to make some adjustments and the outcome was spectacular.
I’ve included a step-by-step picture tutorial on how to wrap the pockets. First, cut the squares into two triangles. Add a small amount of filling and fold over like shown in the pictures. Please use water and lightly coat the edges to make sure every side is sealed.
This does take a bit of time but makes enough to pop in the freezer for a quick, weeknight meal alongside a salad.