Sweet Tooth Gets a (Healthy) Treat
Inspiration for this post came from Raise Healthy Eaters Parents of Picky Eaters Unite series.
I have written before about my Lil C’s sweet tooth and my efforts to curb it.
While my efforts have lowered his expectation of frequent sweets, they have done nothing to change his love for them.
So, in the spirit of “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em”, I made Lil C a “treat”. I successfully made this once before and decided this would be a good after school snack this week.
These are adapted (to make them nut-free) from Chocolate-Covered Katie’s recipe:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
Makes about 9 small balls. You can easily double, triple or even quadruple this recipe.
80 g Medjool dates (about 2/3 cup or 5 dates)
30 g raw sunflower seeds (about 2 tablespoons)
handful of old-fashioned oats (about 1/4 cup)
7 g chocolate chips (about 8-10)
Blend dates (pitted) and sunflower seeds in food processor until it becomes a paste. Add in oats and chocolate chips and pulse a few times.
Remove “dough” from the food processor and shape into balls.
Voila! They taste just like little balls of chocolate chip cookie dough but they are made with lots of delicious and nutritious stuff.
|67 calories||11||g of carbs 3 g of fat||2 g of protein|