Almond Delights Bites
How to stay on track with your healthier eating journey 101? Just make these Almond Delights Bites! Is it really that easy? There are multiple challenges to following a healthier eating pattern consistently. A busy life-work routine, lack of time to shop for fresh ingredients, meal planning for a family with different preferences, confusion about what to choose, ever-changing nutritional recommendations, and stress-induced indulgences are just a few impediments. Perhaps, a commonly cause of early failure into healthier living is snacking. To snack or not to snack? That’s the first question.
Snacking is personal. Here are the possible downfalls of those small in between meals. They aren’t often planned, which leads to poor last-minute choices. Also, snacking is not always due to hunger, and likely due to boredom or delaying the next task on your agenda. Snacks can throw you off your plan due to most foods marketed as snacks are more likely candy bars and or desserts than healthful snacks. Despite what some might think, there can be advantages to snacking. They help curb hunger so when mealtimes come you are more likely to make healthier choices and there is a lesser chance of overeating above and beyond your hunger cues. Additionally, they can work you to reach nutrient intake for some of those hard to meet micro nutrient goals.
We at Once Again have quite a few recipes that fit the bill for a healthy snack, and now we add one more to the list. These delectable bites are satisfying and contain just a touch of natural sweetness, making them perfect for not compromising your plan. You will benefit from the fiber boost from oats, healthy fats from almond butter, potassium, magnesium, copper, vitamin B6 from the dates, and omega fatty acids from chia seeds. I recommend making batches to keep in your refrigerator and freezer. In that way, when a little hunger sneaks up on you, there will be no need to compromise.
Almond Delights Bites
Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Carolina Jantac, MS, RD, LD
A delicious granola bite recipe that is so easy to make! A snack to take with you everywhere. A good one for lunch boxes, pre or post work out. A vegan and gluten free recipe.
- 1/2 cup of pitted dates slightly mashed
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons of almond meal
- 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes
- 2 tablespoons of quick oats
- Garnish with slivered almonds
- In a food processor or high-speed blender, start by adding pitted dates. Add almond butter and blend both into a paste.
- Then add the remainder of ingredients, with the exception of the oats, until a dough is formed.
- Lastly, add quick oats, and mix with a spatula. Roll into small balls and top with slivered almonds. Tip, if it's difficult to roll, try placing it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
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