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Chocolate Cherry Nut Bowl

Posted by kumquat
July 08, 2016
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Chocolate Cherry Nut Bowl is healthy, delicious and satisfying, full of protein and gluten-free. Perfect for breakfast or snack.

This Chocolate Cherry Nut Bowl is healthy, delicious and satisfying, full of protein and gluten-free. Perfect for breakfast or snack.

Summer time is here! And with it comes a beautiful lack of routine.

All school year long I look forward to the days that don't make me jump out of bed and head straight to the kitchen to make lunches, help everyone dress and drag sleeping children out of bed to drive siblings to school.

There's the slow way that we get to go through our days. Each week offers up a new itinerary... Beach trip, road trip, new camp, friends in town, nothing much to do. The calendar is full of all sorts of different things.

The one thing that has proven to be constant, so far, is the voracious appetite of my kids. I feel like I'm in a perpetual state of food prep, kitchen cleaning, dishwasher unloading, or meal planning. I am a vending machine. Constantly pumping out food to these small (apparently growing) people.

Therefore, the snacks and meals that have staying power and can fend off the hunger for more than a cotton-picking minute is key. But it also has to be something they'll eat!

This is where my nut butter bowls come in. Loaded with healthy nut fat and high in protein, this is a snack (or meal) that I know feeds them well and keeps them full. I topped this one with fresh cherries, some dark chocolate, and a sprinkling of sliced almonds for a good crunch. My kids love these things! I'm pretty sure they feel like they're eating dessert, but I know better.

The options are endless. Switch up the nut butter and the toppings to make it something you and your kids like. For a couple more ideas, jump to kumquat to see another peanut nut butter bowl and the almond berry nut butter bowl.

Friends don't let friends be vending machines.

Chocolate Cherry Nut Bowl is healthy, delicious and satisfying, full of protein and gluten-free. Perfect for breakfast or snack.

Chocolate Cherry Nut Bowl is healthy, delicious and satisfying, full of protein and gluten-free. Perfect for breakfast or snack.

Chocolate Cherry Nut Bowl is healthy, delicious and satisfying, full of protein and gluten-free. Perfect for breakfast or snack.

Don't be a vending machine this summer- check out this chocolate cherry #nutbutterbowl for snacking via @kumquatblog
Chocolate Cherry Nut Bowl is healthy, delicious and satisfying, full of protein and gluten-free. Perfect for breakfast or snack.

Chocolate Cherry Nut Bowl

Yield

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup crunchy organic peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cherries, pits removed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds

Directions

  1. Spoon peanut butter into a bowl.
  2. Top with cherries, chocolate, and almonds.
  3. Enjoy!
Click for nutritional information
Calories 557
Carbohydrates 24g
Fiber 6g
Sugar 10g
Fat 42g
Protein 16g
Sodium 181mg
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Gretchen F. Brown, R.D., is the author of the GLUTEN FREE KITCHEN Feature on HealthyAperture. She is also the founder of Kumquat Blog, a gluten-free blog devoted to the belief that gluten-free food can and should be easy to prepare, wholesome, and delicious enough for everyone. She recently authored a cookbook, Fast & Simple Gluten-Free, featuring fresh and classic favorites in 30 minutes or less. Gretchen has worked in the test kitchens and photography studios of Oxmoor House and is now a freelance recipe developer, food stylist, food writer, and food photographer. She has been gluten-free for several years, as a result of a lifetime of stomach pains and health problems. A military spouse for nearly 13 years, she lives with her husband, son, and two daughters in Upstate New York.
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