Go Raw Junk Free Snack Time for after school snacks!

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The back-to-school time-crunch food conundrum:  We need a snack for our families and with a crazy day and packed to-do list it needs to be simple and fast.  The sad, but frequent solution:  We end up caving to fast food or settling on the “lesser evil” with a “healthy” snack often packed with sugar and/or preservatives.  Go Raw saves parents from settling.
Created by a father looking for healthy, delicious snack choices for his family,  Go Raw snacks are made of best quality ingredients that are simple, healthy, raw and organic. They are also nut free, dairy free and gluten free making them great for kids and families with allergies.  The snacks are a fantastic alternative to the so-called “healthy snacks” out there that are typically no more than glorified candy bars.
Along with being a delicious organic choice, Go Raw packs even more nutritional value because they are sprouted.  Live, sprouted grains and seeds have numerous benefits including greater availability of vitamins (like C), iron and other minerals, increased protein, higher soluble fiber content, to name a few.  And Go Raw snacks are made in manageable sizes and shapes that are kid-friendly for smaller hands.
Just a few delicious Go Raw snack options and ideas include:
  • Sprouted Cookies – in a variety of flavors like chocolate, lemon and carrot cake, Go Raw sprouted cookies are also great as a flavorful Go Raw Sprouted Cookie Spread.
  • Go Raw Watermelon Seeds – unique and delicious on their own, the seeds can also be whipped into a fantastic batch of Choco Chunk Candy Seeds and even a savory Watermelon Seed Pesto the entire family will love!
  • Go Raw Granola – great for breakfast, to top a yogurt snack, or even in tasty Go Raw Choco Chunk Pumpkin Bites or Go Raw Ice Cream Sandwiches.
  • Go Raw Sprouted Bars in flavors like banana bread, apricot, pumpkin and more are great on the go, any time of day.

I received samples and I like how these are such healthy options for both adults and kids! So many snacks today are loaded with sugar so it’s great to learn about these products! My favorite is the Go Raw Sprouted Bars in banana bread. Yum!

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I wasn’t quite sure how to use the Go Raw Watermelon Seeds but did receive the following recipe and tried it! I loved it!

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GO RAW WATERMELON SEEDS PESTO

INGREDIENTS

  •   3 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  •   5 cloves garlic
  •   1 cup Go Raw Sprouted Watermelon Seeds
  •   1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 3 Tbs if planning to freeze
  •   Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  •   1/4 cup nutritional yeast (for vegan) or Parmesan cheese

    DIRECTIONS

    Step 1 – Place basil, garlic and Watermelon seeds into a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.

    Step 2 – Add 1/2 cup of olive oil, plus the nutritional yeast or cheese, and process until blended and to the desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Step 3 – For pesto any time, try spooning the pesto into an ice-cube tray, and then transferring to an air-tight container once frozen. Can be frozen for up to three months; thaw fully before using.

    Use pesto with salads, on pasta, vegetables, sandwiches, in tofu scrambles, or wherever your imagination takes you.

Here’s another recipe I will be trying soon!

GO RAW WATERMELON SALAD

INGREDIENTS

  •   1 pound Go Raw Watermelon seeds cut into chunks
  •   1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and halved
  •   1 3/4 ounces of Go Raw Watermelon Seeds
  •   1 teaspoon salt
  •   1⁄2 bunch garlic chives, finely chopped

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  •   1⁄2 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  •   1⁄4 cup raspberry vinegar
  •   2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  •   1 teaspoon sesame oil

DIRECTIONS

Step 1- Combine the watermelon, water chestnuts, Go Raw Sprouted Watermelon seeds, salt, garlic chives, and cilantro in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2- Whip the raspberry vinegar, coconut sugar and sesame oil together in a small bowl; pour over the watermelon salad mixture and toss lightly to coat every piece. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour to serve cold.

Check out the Go Raw website for more info.

Happy Snacking this School Year!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples. Recipes and photos were provided courtesy of Go Raw.

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