CHICAGO --Can't afford to eat healthy? Not to worry, Jewel-Osco's O Organics® is now making it affordable to eat healthy. Launched in 2005, O Organics is the top-selling organic brand offered exclusively in Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Jewel-Osco stores in Chicago. O Organics features a variety of USDA certified organic foods ranging from fresh fruits and vegetables to dairy, meats, snacks, and more.
This year, Jewel-Osco will be adding over 100 new items to the already extensive O Organics inventory; making it even easier to add healthy items to your everyday meals. You can find O Organics at your neighborhood Jewel-Osco store.
For recipes seen on the show on Thursday, please see below:
Super Gooey Peanut Butter Chocolate Drops
Suggested Cooking Method: Mix, blend, bake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Suggested Categorization: Snacks, Spring, Summer, Vegetarian, dessert
Servings Per Recipe: about 24
Serving Size: 1 chocolate drop
Nutrition facts per cookie: Calories 88, Total Fat 4.1 g, Saturated Fat 1.4 g,
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g, Cholesterol 0.0 mg, Sodium 47.1 mg, Potassium 27.7 mg, Total Carbohydrate 11.8 g, Dietary Fiber 0.9 g, Sugars 8.3 g, Protein 2.1 g
1/2 cup O Organics crunchy peanut butter
1 cup chickpeas, drained, rinsed and dried with a paper towel
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup raw or organic honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375. In a food processor, add peanut butter, chickpeas, cocoa powder, honey, and baking powder. Process until smooth. Scrape down the sides with a spatula and process again until a thick dough-like consistency forms.
2. Stir in dark chocolate chips. Scoop out into tablespoon-sized dough balls onto a baking sheet covered in parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Press each down a little in the center to form a small cookie-shape (but chocolate drop should still be puffy, not flat).
3. Bake for 10 minutes. Chocolate drops will have a "crackled" appearance on top, but will still be gooey in the middle. Don't overtake them. Remove and let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy.
For more information and healthy O Organics recipes visit jewelosco.com/oorganics.