As for snacks, my friends laugh at me because I always have some kind of a snack in my purse. I find that most people end up eating something unhealthy or going through a drive through because they're starving and don't have a snack with them. If I don't have access to a frig my favorite go to's are Kind bars or Larabars. They're gluten free, have a very short ingredient list and are very convenient. If you're looking for an easy, home made snack both of these are perfect. (The picture is of the cocoa bites)
Peanut Butter Balls
1 c oatmeal
2/3 c unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 c almond butter or peanut butter
1/2 c ground flax seeds or wheat germ
1/2 c chocolate chips
1/3 c honey
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
Mix together honey, nut butter, vanilla, and chia seeds.
Add the oatmeal and flax seeds or wheat germ. Roll in coconut or chocolate chips. Enjoy.
1 cup raw seeds or nuts of choice (I used sunflower, flax seeds, and walnuts)
1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder*
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup medjool dates, pitted and chopped
1-3 tbsp water (I used 3)
1/4 cup cacao nibs or chocolate chips*
cocoa powder, sesame seeds, or shredded coconut, optional for coating
Place seeds/nuts in a food processor, and process until finely ground. Pulse in cocoa, vanilla, and salt.
Add in the chopped dates and water, 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together nicely.
Process until all ingredients are distributed evenly.
Pulse in the cacao nibs or chocolate chips.
Roll pieces of the dough into small, tablespoon-sized balls. Optional: roll them in the cocoa powder, shredded coconut, sesame seeds or any other toppings of choice. Refrigerate or freeze for about 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy.
*Cacao powder and cacao nibs are vegan and raw