This recipe was a hit at Thanksgiving last year. I’ve made again since for a get-together with friends and there are always none left. This easy appetizer only involves five ingredients and takes about 15 minutes total to make.

Baked Brie Phyllo Cups with Craisins Walnuts and Honey

Skinny Baked Brie Phyllo Cups with Craisins and Walnuts

via Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 15

Serving Size: 1 mini tart
Calories: 60

Fat: 3 g • Carb: 6.5 g • Fiber: 0.3 g • Protein: 2 g • Sugar: 4 g • Sodium: 59 mg

 

Ingredients:
3 oz light brie, skin removed cut into (15) 1/2-inch cubes
4 tbsp craisins
4 tbsp chopped walnuts or pecans
2 tbsp honey
15 Mini Phyllo Shells (Athens)

 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Combine craisins, chopped nuts and honey in a bowl and mix well. Arrange mini shells on a baking sheet. Fill mini shells with cheese (each piece of cheese weighs about 0.2 oz). Top with sticky craisin/nut mixture and bake 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese melts. Serve immediately.

Baked Brie Phyllo Cups with Craisins and Walnuts

I made these delicious energy bites that are perfect for a quick snack. No baking required! These have been a hit in my house and I pop a couple before working out in the morning so I have something on my stomach. The best part? They’re healthy for you and they taste like cookie dough.

See the easy, peasy recipe below.

homemade energy bites healthy snack no bake recipe

Energy Bites (makes approx. 20 bites)

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used my homemade peanut butter – recipe found here on Tasty Yummies)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup Organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

Mix dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Add in the vanilla, honey, and peanut butter. Mix all ingredients together. Roll into balls and place on a cookie pan lined with parchment paper. Place in the fridge for 45 minutes so that they harden.

Remove the bites from the pan and store them in a tupperware container in the fridge.

ENJOY!

energy bites balls recipe

I’m sure these will keep for a week or two, but I guarantee they won’t last in your fridge that long.

energy bites healthy homemade snack no baking required

San Pedro Valley Park is a gem here in town. This local hiking spot in the back of valley has some great trails for those looking for an easy-going walk, a grueling hike, or something in between.

It’s hard to believe you can hike in the hills, put your feet in the Pacific Ocean, and be only a 15-minute drive from a big city (San Francisco) in Pacifica. If only there were more good food options in town, this place could be near perfect. Well, and maybe a little less fog, but this is good enough for me :)

For more information about San Pedro Valley Park or to hike the trails yourself, click here.

Weiler Ranch Road Trail (flat 1.0 mile)
San Pedro Valley Park Pacifica California

San Pedro Valley Park Pacifica California

San Pedro Valley Park Pacifica California

Hazelnut Trail (4.5 miles)

San Pedro Valley Park Hazelnut Trail in Pacifica California

Valley View Trail (1.4 miles)

Valley View hike in San Pedro Valley Park in Pacifica, California

San Pedro Valley Park panoramic picture on the Valley View Trail in Pacifica, California

Maybe we’ll see you on the trails sometime.

Robin and Matt hike in San Pedro Park

 

batkid clever girls collective comic book characters video case studyWe are very proud of the work we do at Clever Girls Collective, and we’re SO PROUD to share our “comic book” style video case study highlighting how we helped #Batkid Miles save the day!

What did Clever Girls Social Media Agency have to do with #Batkid?
This is the story of what happened behind the social-media scenes to help make Batkid the most celebrated figure (and hashtag!) of 2013.
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area partnered with the city of San Francisco to make Miles’ wish come true. And with only 9 days to plan, Clever Girls partnered with Make-A-Wish to create and execute the social media strategy.
Miles’ story had all the makings to go viral. Clever Girls set the social stage.
And then Miles made magic.

If you would like to donate to Make-a-Wish Bay Area, visit the site or find your own local chapter to support!

To learn more about Clever Girls Collective, visit www.clevergirlscollective.com.