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These bento boxes are great vegan, gluten free and nut-free options to keep you on track for your healthy lifestyle! Kid-friendly recipes!

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3 large ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats
¼ cup dried unsweetened cranberries
¼ cup mixed raisins
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup pepita seeds
½ cup unsweetened coconut shreds (can sub if needed)
¼ cup hemp hearts
¼ cup sesame seeds
¼ cup cacao nibs (or dairy-free chocolate chips, for more sweetness)
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Mash banana in a bowl. Stir in vanilla.
Pulse oats in food processor until coarse.
Stir into oats.
Add remaining ingredients. Stir well. Dough will be heavy.
Add to a 9x13-inch baking pan, lined with foil. Spread out until even and press down compact.
Bake 22-25 minutes, until firm and golden.
Cool completely before slicing into bars.
Store in the fridge for 5 days or in the freezer for 4 weeks.

Per 1 granola bar, yields 16 servings
185 calories | 11F | 20C | 6P

1-2 tsp avocado oil
1 can (15 oz) of chickpeas, drained and rinsed, dried in paper towels
1 tsp curry powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp cayenne, to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
On a baking sheet lined with parchment, toss chickpeas in oil and seasonings.
Roast for 20-25 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before devouring—they’ll crisp up more as they cool!

Per ¼ cup, yields 6 servings (~1 ½ cups)
84 calories | 3F | 11C | 4P

2 ripe bananas
¼ cup (65g) sunflower seed butter (or almond butter/nut butter of choice)
½ cup (50g) rolled oats
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flaxseed + 2½ Tbsp water)
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350°F (150°C).
In a bowl, whisk together ground flax and water to create flax egg. Allow mixture to rest for 5 minutes to thicken.
Blend all ingredients together in a blender or processor.
Distribute batter into mini muffin tins or mini mason jars and bake for 18-20 minutes.
Allow to cool before adding lid and storing in the fridge. Lasts 5-6 days.

Per 3 mini muffins, yields 6 servings (~18 mini muffins)
154 calories | 6F | 22C | 4P

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