Coconut -1 Jaggery – 2tbsp Water – 1/2cup -Slice coconut into thin strips as shown in the picture melt jaggery in 1/2 cup water coat coconut slices with melted jaggery water drain excess liquid by leaving the coated slices in a colander. roast these slices in a oven at 200 degrees for 15 mins or until the coconut slices are crispy but not burnt. Soaked Almonds in dates Soaked almonds peeled -10 Dates pitted – 3 Stuff peeled almonds in pitted dates and enjoy. Jackfruit seeds masala fry Jackfruit seeds Onions Green chillies Onions Garlic Ginger Garam masala Coriander Sesame oil Red chilli Salt -Remove outer layer(thin yellow and papery) of jackfruit seeds -pressure cook them along with onions, chillies, garlic, ginger, red chilli powder and salt for three whistles. -saute these cooked seeds and the onion mixture in sesame oil until golden brown. -sprinkle garam masala, adjust seasonings and stir for another 5 minutes. -turn off the stove and add coriander leaves, stir for another minute. Enjoy as is or with some salad. Dates Dates are the oldest fruit known to mankind. Can you believe there are over 400 varieties of dates! They are power house of nutrients like vitamin A, B1, selenium, manganese, copper, magnesium, iron and more. Excellent for bone health, for intestinal health, to prevent anemia which causes fatigue and sluggishness, for eye health, heart health, for weight loss, for calming the nervous system and so much more. Best of all they taste amazing and so satisfying. Have dates along with some nuts to make an excellent natural snacking option. Eat them after a workout, before a workout and anywhere in between:) Use them to sweeten your drinks, smoothies and desserts. Try various different kind of dates that are natural to see what kind you are enjoying the most as enjoyment is important when it comes to food. Eating food just for health reasons is no fun as you will readily agree with me:) That is why we here at Vibrant Living use dates in so many creative ways. We don’t use sugar in anything, instead we use organic dates in our breakfast bars, in our spreads, sauces and in our trial mixes. Try them and see wonderful and convenient they are as a take away snacks to school, work or on hikes and picnics. Our seed and nut Chikki has almonds. Almond and banana bar of course. Plain almonds are there too. Now we even have almond butter. We sell almond milk. Our pies and cakes have almonds in the crust. We use almonds in chutneys and sauces too. On Almonds Almonds are probably the most popular and highly recommended by the health professionals and grandmas alike around the world. Almonds are the only nuts that are blood alkalinizing. Twenty percent of its weight is in proteins, not to mention the fact that almonds are extremely high in calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and folic acid. Almond oil is one of the best oils for skin. One can consume almonds in so many ways. Soaked almonds, almonds in snacks like bars and chikkis, almond butter, in smoothies and even in chutneys. Just be creative and enjoy almonds to the fullest. Remember to soak them overnight before consuming, that is the best form to have any nuts. We here at Vibrant Living only use soaked almonds (after gently dehydrating them at low temperatures below 45 degrees) to make snacks like bars and chikkis. We even have them plain to enjoy at anytime of the day in a crunchy and yummy form.

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