Cashew Date Energy Bites
Not all snacks will appeal to both moms and babies – hello puffs! – but these energy “bites” are a great snack to share with your little one. At approximately 120 calories and 3 grams of protein per ball, these are a great snack for on-the-go kids or little ones needing a filling snack to tide them over to their next meal. For moms who fall prey to the all-carbs-all-the-time diet that is so easy when you’re home all day, these bites are a quick and easy way to fuel your body during the long stretch between lunch and dinner.
- 5 pitted dates
- 20 raw cashews
- 4 tbsp sunflower
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 3 tbsp almond butter
Using a food processor or strong blender, grind the first three ingredients into a coarse meal. Stir in chia seeds. Finally, add almond butter. Mix (with a spoon or your hands) until all ingredients are combined into a thick batter-like consistency.
Form into approximately 10 one-inch round “bites”. Chill in refrigerator until firm.
Elizabeth is a Midwestern transplant who still calls Michigan “home” after nearly 10 years in New York City. Her work has taken her from Wall Street to the non-profit sector and she’s currently experimenting with life as a stay-at-home mom to a new baby girl. She loves a sweaty workout, Starbucks and the Sunday New York Times, and seeing the world with her husband Stephen.