Bean Sprouts joins FOX21 Morning News


COLORADO SPRINGS – Kelly “Pea Brain” Parthen joined FOX21 Morning News on Tuesday with hip and healthy snacks from Bean Sprouts.

Parthen shared the following recipes:

Fruit 66
Get your kicks in with this fruit dip mix!

  • 1⁄2 cup (125 g) whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Assorted fruits

You will also need children’s scissors.

  1. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, honey and cinnamon.
  2. Using the back of a spoon, remove the ricotta and spread a line on a plate to create the route.
  3. Use children’s scissors to cut small pieces of fruit (we used grapes)
    and place it in the center of the ricotta road for the center dividing line.
  4. Experiment with different fruits to create automobiles, using the ricotta mixture as a glue. Place the fruit cars along the ricotta route.

Appetite for beans!
Makes enough dip for 3 to 4 cars.

Troll patrol
Celery brate that eccentric nod to ants on a log.

  • 1⁄2 cup (115 g) cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons (32 g) creamy nut, seed or soy butter
  • 2 teaspoons (13 g) of honey
  • 10 to 12 stalks of celery (about half a bunch)
  • 1⁄4 cup (35 g) raisins
  1. Combine cottage cheese, butter and honey in a food processor until smooth.
  2. To create the hair, cut the celery sticks into thin slices, leaving 1⁄2 inch (3.8 cm) intact at one end.
  3. Fill the intact part of each celery stalk with the butter mixture. Dip 2 raisins in the mixture and fix on the front side for the eyes.
  4. Lightly coat the bottom of the celery sticks with the mixture and use as a glue to balance the vertical.

Appetite for beans!
Grants 10 to 12 trolls

This twist on the energy balls is out of this world.

  • ¼ cup (65 g) nut, seed or soy butter
  • ¼ cup (56 g) mashed
  • Yam
  • 2 tablespoons (40 g) of honey
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup (78 g) old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons (22 g) mini chocolate chips
  • 10 dried pineapple rings

You will also need: Children’s scissors

  1. In a large bowl, combine the nut butter, sweet potato, honey and pumpkin pie spice. Add the oatmeal and stir until evenly distributed.
  2. Use your hands and roll small pieces of the mixture into 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls. Place 6 to 8 mini chocolate chips around the top of the ball for the UFO windows. Place on a plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Use children’s scissors to enlarge the center hole of the pineapple rings so that they fit in the center of the sweet potato balls.

Appetite for beans!
Makes 8-10 UFOs


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