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Reader’s Digest: Turn Snacks into Meals

Snacks for Supper! 30+ Fun Recipes That Turn Snack Foods Into Meals We were so excited to discover this unique article written by Perri O. Blumberg with additional reporting by Rachel Hofstetter.  Add a little out-of-the-bag thinking to your favorite packaged snacks and you’ve got dozens of recipes for fun desserts, party food, and more. Mediterranean Snacks was featured in slide number 7: Dinner Dishes: Loaded Tortilla-Free Nachos  For spin on regular nachos, layer kettle-cooked chips (They’re thick enough to hold up under melted cheese) with cheese, refried beans, shredded chicken and whatever toppings you like for crunchy, corn-free nachos. … Read More

National Bean Day!

National Bean Day is January 6th! Celebrating this unique holiday is super easy.  All you need to do is eat all the amazing beans that come in various sizes and shapes.  According to Huffington Post’s story last year on this National Bean Day Holiday, it exists because of Gregor Mendel, who famously used bean and pea plants to test his theories on inheritance. Mendel died on this day in 1884, according to FoodReference.com. We decided to have a little fun with this holiday and create you a Bean Day Infographic.  Feel free to pin and share!

The Lentil Project – Young Plants

Note: This post is part of a series. To read earlier posts, click here. In the course of the past week, our lentil plants have gone through a growth spurt! The plants are covered with green oval, shaped leaves and are quite tall. Last week, the lentil plants became too large to remain in the recycled salad container. We transplanted them into deep, roomy clay pots and watered them liberally.

The Lentil Project – Seedlings

Note: This post is part of a series. To read earlier posts, click here. Our lentil plants are growing! This week, we watched tiny lentil sprouts become small, green seedlings. Follow these steps to plant your lentil sprouts: 1. Approximately one week after starting the lentil sprouts, remove the sprouts from the jar and spread them out. 2. Fill a flower pot or recycled plastic container with potting soil.

The Lentil Project – The Sprout Stage

Do you know how lentils grow? Here at Mediterranean Snacks, we love lentils, but most of us have never seen or touched a lentil plant. Over the next few weeks, we will be learning about the development and nutritional benefits of lentils by growing lentil plants right here in the Mediterranean Snacks headquarters. Visit our blog each week for photos and updates!