Fresh Mint and Cacao Energy Bites

These are by far my favorite energy bite I have made so far. They are first off super rich and chocolatey, which I of course love! They have just a hint of mint and are very dense and a little chewy. You will feel like you're indulging in a dessert when you eat one of these, but your body will actually love and thank you for feeding it such a delicious and extremely nutritious little bite! Enjoy!

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1 cup pitted dates (about 13 dates)
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cups walnuts
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Grind the almonds and walnuts in the food processor until finely chopped. Add in the dates and blend until the dates are well combined with the nuts. Add in the mint leaves, cacao powder and vanilla and...
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Nutritions

Calories
131

Sodium
10mg
0% DV

Fat
3g
4% DV

Protein
3g
7% DV

Carbs
18g
6% DV

Fiber
2g
10% DV

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
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  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
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Nutritions

Calories
1105

Sodium
1147mg
47% DV

Fat
114g
176% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV