Mint Chip Energy Bites

No Bake Mint Chip Bites - Lexi's Clean Kitchen & Quitter's Circle #ad

These Mint Chip Energy Bites are the perfect on-the-go snack. They’re easy to make, absolutely delicious, and require absolutely no cooking or baking.

No Bake Mint Chip Bites

I am so excited to be partnering with Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer, to bring you today’s recipe!

You all know how passionate I feel about helping you lead a healthier lifestyle. Since the day I started Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, that has always been my core mission. Whether it’s helping you on your clean eating journey, stocking your pantry, giving you tips to wake up feeling great, or giving you cleaner beauty and skincare ideas– I want you to be the best you!

Now, even though I’ve never personally been a smoker, I am so excited to partner with Quitter’s Circle, an online quit smoking community, to show you my favorite ways to fuel your body and mind with healthy tips and recipes to help set you up for success!

Having people in my family who smoke, I’ve seen firsthand the negative effects that can come from it. This has made me passionate about helping others – whether you smoke, or you know somebody you love that smokes – make positive, healthy changes to their lifestyle!

Quitter’s Circle is a fabulous resource that provides motivational tips and a variety of information ranging from how much money you can save from quitting smoking, to articles on why you need a quit smoking support squad, and I am so excited to bring you even more ways to be confident, feel great and glow from within!

 

These no bake energy bites are the perfect mid-day snack that you can grab in your hand and munch on. Easy peas-y, and gives you something to distract your hands and mouth on your work break!

No Bake Mint Chip Bites

No Bake Mint Chip Bites

Mint Chip Energy Bites

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-08-18T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:00 2017-08-18T00:00:00+00:00 Serves 15 balls     adjust servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add dates to your food processor and process until broken up into pea-sized bits.
  2. Add in coconut flakes, walnuts, cocoa powder, peppermint extract, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Process until well-combined. Mixture should come together into a large ball.
  4. Roll the mixture into 15 roughly 1-inch balls.
  5. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes before storing in the refrigerator for up to one month.

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer. All thoughts and opinions presented in this post are purely my own.

Hassleback Pear Crumbles

These Hassleback Pear Crumbles are a delicious and fun treat that can be made to accommodate as few or as many people you are serving! A twist on a traditional Pear Crumb, these single serve crumbles are lighter than your average pie!

Hasselback Pear Crumbles

Hasselback potatoes, pears, sweet potatoes, and apples are just so delicious and FUN. Theses are easy and fun to make, and even better to eat! Just the right amount of sweetness and baked to perfection. I love that you can make one for each person, and serve it up with some ice cream! 

Hasselback Pear Crumbles

 

Hasselback Pear Crumbles

Preparation 5 min 2017-08-18T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 40 min 2017-08-18T00:40:00+00:00

Ingredients

Everything Else

Crumble Topping from page 308 of the Lexi's Clean Kitchen Cookbook

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400°F
  • Slice pears in half and with a spoon or a melon baller, scoop out seeds and the stem.
  • With a sharp knife, place pears flesh side down on a cutting board, slice pears thinly 3/4 of the way (make sure NOT to slice all the way through - slice only half of the way if you are nervous you will slice all the way through).
  • Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon chai spice and coconut sugar.
  • Bake for 20 minutes- take out of oven and spread more butter on the pears. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon more chai spice and coconut sugar over pears. Bake for 10 more minutes.
  • In a bowl mix together crumb topping. Add crumble to the top of the pears and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Serve warm.
  • Recipe Notes

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    Hasselback Pear Crumbles

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    Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    Zucchinis are taking over right now at the farmer’s markets and my CSA, so let’s toss it into something sweet. This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a delicious treat that nobody will question the added greens! Do you have massive amounts of zucchinis growing? How are you using them all? I want to hear!

    Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    Let’s talk for a second here, friends! Our wedding is in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS. Whoa. All the planning we have done for a year and half is finally about to be here. I can’t believe it! Any wedding advice for the week of? I’d love to hear it! In the midst of last minute wedding details and my book going to print, I’m still cranking out special blog posts for all of you! Let’s get to this chocolate goodness.

    Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    This loaf is…

    Chocolate-y

    Moist

    Oozing with chocolate chunks

    Made with healthy ingredients

    Perfect for a party or an on-the-go snack

    Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

     

    Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    Preparation 10 min 2017-08-18T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 30 min 2017-08-18T00:30:00+00:00

    Ingredients

    Dry Ingredients

    Wet Ingredients

    Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a loaf panwith parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients except for the dark chocolate chips.
  • Place grated zucchini in a paper towel and squeeze out as much extra liquid as possible. Add into the flour mixture with remaining wet ingredients and mix to combine.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and pour into loaf pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until firm to touch. Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
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    Blueberry Crumb Bars

    I am head over heals for these Blueberry Crumb Bars! They are gluten-free, grain-free, and free of refined sugar, and they are also exploding with flavor!

    Blueberry Crumb Bars

    Today I’ve teamed up with Wyman’s of Maine to bring you these divine bars that are absolutely perfect for your weekend brunch, as an on-the-go snack, or to bring along to a party!

    I just love these wild blueberries! They are BURSTING with flavor.

    Blueberry Crumb Bars

    I love how easy these come together. In this recipe, we are using the frozen blueberries straight out of the bag! These bars are the perfect combination of crust and fruit topping. They are a hit all year long.

    Blueberry Crumb Bars
    Blueberry Crumb Bars

    Blueberry Crumb Bars

    This post is sponsored by Wyman’s of Maine. All opinions are always my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make LCK grow!

     What is your favorite blueberry recipe?

    Blueberry Crumb Bars

    Preparation 10 min 2017-08-18T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 30 min 2017-08-18T00:30:00+00:00 Serves 8     adjust servings

    Ingredients

    CRUST

    FILLING

    • 3 cups Wyman's Frozen Wild Blueberries
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons maple sugar
    • 1 tablespoon arrowroot
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla

    CRUMB TOPPING

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350°F
    • Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper
    • Combine crust ingredients and press into the bottom of the pan
    • Bake for 10 minutes
    • While baking, toss together filling ingredients in a bowl, set aside
    • In another bowl, mix together crumb toppings
    • Once crust has baked, pour filling on top and drop crumb topping across the top
    • Bake for 30 minutes or until blueberries are bubbling and oozing
    • Let cool completely before cutting and serving
    • Store in refrigerator

    Cherry Pie Bars

    Hi beauties!! I’m back after a few days in New York followed by another few days at Norwich Inn Spa with friends! We go each Summer and had the best time. Dinner at Mohegan Sun at night, spa treatments and relaxing during the day; it does not get much better!

    Now I’m back to work on LCK recipes, projects, bookwork, and more! PLUS, preparing for our backyard engagement party this weekend (make sure to check back for a recap of party details next week)!

    All Summer our fridge is stocked with cherries. I mean, aren’t they just the BEST!? I made these cherry bars twice last week and we (and our friends) loved them. I made them with both variations of crust and they are just amazing. Go use those cherries and make them right now!

    Cherry Pie Bars

    Cherry Pie Bars

    Look at that crust and sweet goo-ey cherry pie filling.

    SO.

    GOOD.

    Cherry Pie Bars

    Cherry Pie Bars

    Cherry Pie Bars

    Cherry Pie Bars
    Cherry Pie Bars

    Cherry Pie Bars

    Preparation 20 min 2017-08-18T00:20:00+00:00 Cook Time 30 min 2017-08-18T00:30:00+00:00 Serves 12     adjust servings

    Ingredients

    CRUST

    FILLING

    CRUMB TOPPING

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350
    • Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper
    • Combine crust ingredients and press into the bottom of the pan
    • Bake for 10 minutes
    • While baking, combine filling ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil
    • Reduce heat and mix often- until filling becomes thick, cherries become soft, and cherry sauce thickens
    • In a bowl mix together crumb toppings
    • Pour filling onto base and drop crumb topping across the top
    • Bake for 20 minutes
    • Let cool completely before cutting and serving
    • Store in refrigerator

    Recipe Notes

    • *I've made these both ways. The butter makes it more like a shortbread flavor, whereas the coconut oil has a slightly different taste. Both great.

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    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Udi’s Gluten Free. The opinions and text are all mine.

    Classic 4th of July Cake

    4th of July weekend is upon us!  Tomorrow is the big day, so what do you have planned? Whether you are headed to a BBQ with family or friends or hosting a get together of your own, you’ll need a classic festive cake for the festivities! 

    Today for Healthy Food Friday with American Express let’s make the most perfect (AND nut-free) vanilla cake topped with an easy buttercream and garnished off with tons of fresh fruit (red and blue for good measure)!

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    This cake is…

    Fluffy and moist

    Gluten, grain, dairy, and nut-free!

    Flavorful

    Topped with a perfectly sweet and fluffy buttercream

    July 4th festive

    And loaded with fresh local berries 

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    Paleo 4th of July Cake

    Preparation 10 min 2017-08-18T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 30 min 2017-08-18T00:30:00+00:00

    Ingredients

    Wet Ingredients

    • 5 organic eggs
    • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
    • 1/3 cup raw honey
    • 1 tsp vanilla

    Easy Butter Cream Frosting

    Garnish

    • 1/3 cup organic raspberries
    • 1/2 cup organic blueberries
    • 1/2 cup organic strawberries, sliced

    Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Grease 8 inch round pan
  • In a large bowl combine dry ingredients (sift if flour has clumps)
  • Add in wet ingredients and whisk together
  • Pour cake batter into cake pan
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Using a hand mixer, cream butter then slowly add powdered sugar and whisk to combine for 8-10 minutes
  • Let cake fully cool before frosting
  • Garnish with raspberries and serve
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    How do you celebrate the 4th? What is your all-time favorite 4th of July festive meal?