Today, in addition to a very fun list of healthy snacks, I have an invitation that will bless your life so much more than any recipe.
As I mentioned in my last blog post, there is a lot of stress and worry going on with the spread of COVID-19. Some people have been hit very hard economically and physically, and all of us are affected emotionally. We need peace more than anything.
I know this is a recipe blog, but it’s also my blog, and I want to share with you what brings me deep peace. No bowl of nice cream or chickpea chocolate chip cookies can begin to calm my nerves like the words of God and His reassuring promises.
Every April and October, leaders of my global church speak throughout a two-day General Conference. Their words are inspired. I know because I consistently feel it. I invite you, whoever you are, to listen in! It’s free and easy to watch (just click here!), and I promise you’ll hear or feel something you need. I truly believe these men and women we hear from are inspired by God to tell us what we need to know right now in 2020. I know God still speaks to us and we can still hear Him!
My husband might lose his job, our children could get sick, friends or family could die, our house could topple over (we had an earthquake this week!), and even though these things would be devastating, I’m not worried. This is a peace that the world cannot give, only Jesus. It’s a peace that has carried me through hard times in the past, and I know it can ease your mind and heart, too, and make these long, lonely days more bearable and an uncertain future less daunting.
Here are a few quotes from General Conferences past as a taste of the inspiration you can expect this weekend:
Members of my church often like to make Conference weekend special with good food. Here are whole food plant based snacks/meals/treats you might like to try. Some require no recipe, others are clickable to find the recipe. Most of them use simple pantry/freezer ingredients for this time of quarantine. Enjoy!
- Jordanian Roasted Chickpeas
- Black Bean Salsa
- Curry Hummus and Veggies
- Cheesy Chili Oil-Free Fries
- Crispy Air-Fried Black Eyed Peas
- Veggies and Curried Almond Dip
- Bread Bunny Vegetable Tray
- Ants on a log
- Oil-free Baked Vegetable Chips
- Buffalo Cauiflower Bites
- Zucchini Tater Tots
- Apple Nachos (my favorite!)
- Nice Cream
- Peanut Butter Honey Popcorn
- Frozen Grapes
- Mini Banana Muffins
- Dates with a Walnut inside
- Banana Sushi
- Chia Cookies
- Raw Chocolate Carmel Dip
- Sweet Potato Bites
- Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Date-sweetened Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
- Sunflower Seed Chocolate Bliss Balls
- Oil-free whole wheat cinnamon rolls
Once again, here’s where you can find an uplift this weekend (and don’t we all need it!)
Here is another similar, but different list with other snack ideas I’ve posted before.