5 Healthy Tailgating Snacks + Lemon Superfood Bar Recipe

It’s TAILGATING SEASON! While typical tailgate fare consists of hot dogs and chips, that doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with unhealthy snacks that are committing fouls against your waistline.

All it takes is a bit of prep before you enter the stadium parking lot, and I thought I’d help by sharing some of my favorite wholesome snack ideas for game day. After fueling up on these foods, you’ll feel LIGHT + FULL OF ENERGY to cheer on your team to victory!


Trail Mix

Forego the gas station trail mix and blend up a bag at home. I love making a blend of golden berries, goji berries, cacao nibs, almonds, cashews, and walnuts (Nuts.com carries amazing nuts + also has great snack ideas).


Pumpkin Seeds

If you’re making pumpkin pie or soup from scratch, save the seeds and roast them for a nutrient-dense snack! These brain-boosting seeds are excellent sources of manganese, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. Toss them with cinnamon, coconut sugar, and Berry Bliss for a sweet treat!

Superfood Popcorn

While popcorn gets a bad rap for usually being coated in artificial butter flavoring and excess salt, it’s actually quite healthful! Popcorn is a great source of whole grains, dietary fiber, and polyphenols, which aid the body in preventing degenerative diseases like diabetes and osteoporosis. Air pop up a batch of organic popcorn and toss with pink Himalayan salt and coconut oil or score bonus points for making one of these Superfood Popcorn Toppings.

Green Dream Protein Bites

If you have a sweet tooth, these detoxifying Green Dream Protein Bites make the perfect tailgating snack! The day before the game, mix up cashews, dates, Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend, cinnamon, coconut oil, nut butter, and sea salt in a food processor and then sculpt them into little balls. Sprinkle on unsweetened coconut flakes and then freeze (just be sure to take them out before leaving the house!).


 

Superfood Lemon Bars

I have so many lemons from my lemon tree, and it feels so awful wasting them! I wanted to create a fun fall recipe, something easy to snack on or have for breakfast when we’re on the run. The best bars are a combo of simple sugars for instant energy, complex carbs for more lasting energy, + a bit of healthy fat to combat any hunger pangsespecially at a game when you’re facing limited wholesome options.

These are so delicious and an unbeatable way to enjoy a collection of natural ingredients like chia seeds, dates, oats, and Philosophie superfood blends.

Gather This:


Do This:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly grease an 8x8 pan with coconut oil or use parchment.

In a small bowl, mix the chia seeds and lemon juice. Set aside for 20 minutes to allow the seeds to become saturated and bulk up. Stir once halfway through.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together the oat flour, Berry Bliss, Green Dream, baking powder, salt, and 3/4 cup coconut flakes. Sprinkle in the lemon zest and mix again until distributed. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut oil, Coconut Bliss, applesauce, and maple syrup.

Mix in the soaked chia seeds. Chop the pitted dates very finely, and mix in with the other wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones, and stir until blended. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking pan, using a spatula to flatten out the surface. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes on top, patting it down lightly into the mixture.

Bake for 25 minutes, until the edges begin to turn golden brown. While warm, cut into 12-15 squares. Bag up for your next tailgating party!

 

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Easy Veggie Burger Kale Salad

Anyone else tired of having a salad for lunch and ending up STARVING two hours later? Same. Give us a salad that’s LOADED with delicious veggies, fruits, a rich protein-source and topped with a homemade Berry Bliss dressing to satisfy hunger and support your energy all day long!


In this salad, we used Dr. Prager’s California Veggie Burgers which includes 5g of protein and 10 different types of veggies. They’re so tasty and super satisfying. We also dressed it with a light and slightly sweet Berry Bliss dressing made from our Berry Bee Honey


Enjoy this salad for lunch or as a side dish to your family dinner! Can’t wait to hear what you think.


Gather This:

1 large bunch kale (leaves torn from stems)

1 cup tomatoes

½ cup dried cranberries

½ cup pine nuts

½ cup shredded carrots

¼  red onion (thinly sliced)

1 Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burger

FOR THE DRESSING

¼  cup apple cider vinegar

juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

½  cup neutral oil (grapeseed, canola, etc)

salt and pepper to taste


Do This:

In a nonstick skillet, cook Dr. Praeger’s California Burger on each side for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Chop burger into small pieces.  

Make the dressing by whisking together all the ingredients with a fork.

Put the shredded kale in a large bowl with the salt. With your hands, squeeze and massage the kale and mix it well with salt. Keep massaging the kale for up to 3-5 minutes as the kale will darken, shrink in size and the fibers will break down. Once this happens, mix in all of the other ingredients into the bowl.

Assemble salad by tossing all ingredients with dressing.  

 

What type of flavor combinations would you add to this kale salad? Show us your kale salad combinations on Instagram using #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Vegan No-Bake Cacao + Peanut Butter Cookies

Dream up this batch of no-bake, guilt-free cookies filled with wholesome ingredients for your Valentine!


In addition to cacao (everyone’s favorite superfood!), Cacao Magic + Cacao Bee both contain maca, a libido-enhancing root from the mountains of Peru that also boosts energy + mood. Perfect for a day full of love + romance!


These cookies are super nutrient-dense that require barely any time or energy! Cookies that are raw, vegan, dairy-free and easy to make? Yes, please!

Gather This:

1 cup Medjool dates (pitted)

½ cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter

1 tsp vanilla

3-5 tablespoons Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

½ tsp salt

Drizzle of Cacao Bee Honey



Do This:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until everything has broken down and everything starts to clump together - about 40 seconds. 

Use a heaping tablespoon to scoop out cookie batter and form into balls. Place cookie balls onto a parchment paper-lined baking tray. Repeat until you’ve used the remainder of the cookie dough.

Use a fork to gently press down on each cookie.

Pop cookie sheet into the refrigerator to allow cookies to chill. Then feel free to add cookies to a large bag or container to store. Cookies will keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When ready to eat, drizzle on some honey and enjoy!

What special sweet treats are you making for your Valentine? Share them with us on Facebook using #PhilosophieSuperfoods!

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

Baking can offer a beautiful, meditative time for yourself. It gives you the space to create something beautiful, strengthens your relationship with food, and helps you to discover that food freedom. When you give yourself the time to create more meals in the kitchen you’re so much more conscious about what you're feeding your body and take more pleasure out of the experience. You don’t feel guilty about eating a gooey blueberry muffin because you made it yourself and it’s such a treat to enjoy it!


These yummy anytime-of-the-day treats are loaded with protein, fiber, antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins A + C, and manganese AND make the perfect on-the-go snack, so be sure to make extras or save a few for later! We used our raw honey which has tons of vitamins and is full of medicinal properties. 

Gather This:

¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce

¼ cup Berry Bee Honey

3 eggs (room temperature)

½ cup coconut oil (liquid form)

2 cups almond meal flour

½ cup brown rice flour

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp sea salt

1 cup organic blueberries 


Do This:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the apple sauce, honey, eggs, and coconut oil to a high-speed blender and mix well. Mix the almond flour, rice flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and then blend with the mixture. Turn off the blender, and gently mix in the blueberries with a spoon. Fill a muffin tin with the batter and then bake for about 25 minutes. Drizzle with Berry Bee Honey then enjoy!! 

 

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How to Make an Easy Veggie + Fruit Tray

Do you know what dish you’re bringing to your next gathering whether it’s for Super Bowl Sunday, Shabbat Dinner or even a family get-together? A veggie tray or a Crudité Platter if you want to get fancy with it (yes, always!) is traditionally a mix of raw vegetables served with a dip for an appetizer. 


We don’t do anything by the book here so we added a fun mix of dried fruits, cheese, crackers with our veggies and hummus. Appetizers like these really give you space to get creative with it and add the favorites that bring you so much joy to eat!


Tips for making your own fruit + veggie tray:

  • Shop through your local farmers market to check out what fruits + veggies are in season and local.  
  • Bright and colorful means pretty and nutritious!
  • With the many different types of veggie and fruits, try to aim for 2-3 dips (we used hummus, cheese AND a drizzle of Green Bee Honey
  • You can leave all your veggies raw or cooked (we left ours raw)

 

How to assemble your tray:

  1. Start with your tray and put your spreads/dips on first
  2. Add your bigger, bulky items
  3. Add in pops of color with your fruit + veggies
  4. Finish with remaining fruit/veggies + herbs or final touches (i.e. edible flowers and a drizzle of honey)

This colorful appetizer platter is loaded with fun winter fruits + veggies, perfect for your next get-together. We also added our fav, Hope Hummus which tastes so freakin’ good and instantly boosts the quality of any fruit + veggie spread. We paired everything with a drizzle of Green Bee Honey adding some detoxifying + healing properties into the mix. A beautiful platter like this one is such a great way to entertain and appeal to lots of different taste buds at any family/friend gathering. 

Gather This:

Hope Hummus or any hummus dip you'd like!

Kite Hill Ricotta Cheese or your favorite cheese spread

Dried Persimmons

Crackers 

Assorted tomatoes, olives + peppers

Green Bee Honey

Squash (cut into slices)


Do This: 

Cut your veggies and arrange them on a platter, add dried persimmons, Kite Hill cheese, and a small bowl of Hope Hummus. Finally, drizzle some Green Bee Honey and dig in!


What are some of your favorite superfood dishes to bring to a party? Share yours with me below or on Facebook using #PhilosophieSuperfoods or #PhilosophieLove. 

Easy, Raw Coconut Strawberry Bliss Bars

The LA bug is going around and I’m DETERMINED to not let it get to me or my family! The best way to combat the sickness bugs is through nourishment. I sneak in some vitamin C and immunity boosts whenever I can, which is why I’m so happy to have my superfoods on hand that make it so easy to add in nutrients and vitamins into my meals.


These coconut strawberry bliss bars are an easy-to-carry snack AND superfood boost all in one! I added dates, dried strawberries and agave so they’re super sweet and honestly, taste like a candy bar! Yet, it’s loaded with Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blends which includes camu-camu, one of the world’s most abundant sources of vitamin C.


This snack bar will give you long-lasting energy and vitality throughout the day! Plus, your whole family will love them because they taste so good!

Gather This: 

8 soft pitted dates

1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1 cup dried strawberries (chopped)

2 tbsp agave

2 tbsp coconut oil 

½ cup almond flour

½ cup Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend


Do This: 

Mix all ingredients in a food processor or stand mixer until well combined. Roll into balls or press into a pan to cut into bars. Refrigerate for at least 30 mins. 

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Healing Cacao Cinnamon Date Latte

Is there anything better than a warm, grounding latte on a cool, winter day, especially during your morning grounding ritual or during the afternoon slump when you need a bit of a boost. This cinnamon date latte made with Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend is the after caffeine boost your body will thank you for!!


Coffee can get a bad rep, but it’s really only harmful to you if consumed excessively like anything else in life. If you’re stressed, you should REALLY watch your caffeine intake because of cortisol, AKA the stress hormone is released after drinking coffee. It also stimulates the adrenal glands. Every time you drink it, you're activating the body's fight-or-flight response. Instead of releasing adrenaline so the body can react to a true stressor, the adrenals are releasing this hormone in response to your coffee consumption. Eventually, this can lead to adrenal fatigue.


This version is all-around better for you than a traditional latte you’d buy at your local coffee shop and - in our opinion - tastes better too! The only sweetener used is from Medjool dates, a bit of cinnamon (or our Fall Vibes Superfood Blend for warming spices) and vanilla extract. Not only that, but the scoop of Cacao Magic adds protein, magnesium, and mushroom magic from the reishi.

Gather This:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tbsp almond or nut butter (we used pecan butter)

1 large Medjool Date (pitted and roughly chopped)

1 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

½ tsp ground cinnamon or 1 tsp Fall Vibes Superfood Blend

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

½ - ½ cup of coffee


Do This:

Brew your favorite coffee blend and set aside. In a saucepan, bring all the ingredients (except the coffee) to a low boil.  Remove from heat and place in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Taste test and adjust flavors as needed. Pour anywhere from ¼ - ½ cup of coffee in your favorite mug and top with the milk blend. ENJOY!

 

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