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hw: 145 • cw: too high • gw: not so weak

Cream Cheese S’mores By Clean Eating Magazine
Serves: 4Hands-on time: 4 minutesTotal time: 5 to 7 minutesCATEGORY:Under 45 Minutes, Vegetarian

INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup low-fat plain cream cheese
1 tbsp raw honey
2 tsp dark cocoa powder (70% cocoa or greater)
12 natural graham crackers (Try: Health Valley Organic Oat Bran Graham Crackers)
1 tbsp raw cacao nibs
INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat broiler to high.
In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and honey; mix until smooth. Stir in cocoa powder and mix until almost completely blended, leaving a few white and brown streaks for presentation.
Spread about 1 1/2 tsp cream cheese mixture onto each graham cracker. Arrange crackers on a baking sheet and broil for 1 to 2 minutes, until warm and soft.
Remove crackers from oven and arrange on a serving platter. Sprinkle with cocoa nibs, dividing evenly, and serve warm. Enjoy open-faced or sandwich 2 crackers together for a more traditional treat.
 Nutrients per serving (4 crackers and 5 tsp filling): Calories: 130, Total Fat: 5.5 g, Sat. Fat: 2.5 g, Carbs: 18 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 6 g, Protein: 3.5 g, Sodium: 85 mg, Cholesterol: 8 mg


Nutritional Bonus:
While tea, red wine, cacao and cocoa powder may all do wonders when it comes to satisfying your soul (and taste buds), they may also play a hand in strengthening your heart. They’re all rich in catechins, a type of flavonoid that has been found to help reduce blood pressure while lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and increasing HDL (good).
Riia’s Raw Vegan Mint Chocolate Fudge Cookies
These cookies were inspired by Thin Mints in spirit of Girl Scout Cookie season! They came out more of a fudge texture and at first I was a little disappointed. However, after eating one, I find that the fudge consistency makes them richer! Hope you enjoy!
Ingredients: 1/4 cup Cashews 1/4 cup Walnuts 1/4 cup Oats 1/4 cup Chocolate chips (any type…semi sweet, carob, cacao, etc) 1/8 cup Cacao powder 2 tbsp Agave nectar 1 tsp Peppermint Extract
How To: In a food processor, blend together cashews, walnuts, oats, and chocolate chips form a floury texture. Add in cacao powder, agave nectar, and peppermint extract. Process again until dough forms. Form batter into cookie or truffle shape. Freeze. Enjoy! :)