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Pumpkin Power Balls

Yep…These happened yesterday!!  Yummy!  Didn’t even have to heat up the oven.

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Recipe makes: 24-32 balls. (Depending on size)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups dry, uncooked oatmeal (I used gluten-free oats)
  • 1 cup all-natural Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 cup all-natural Peanut butter, or Almond butter
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4-6 Tbsp ground flax seeds (if ‘dough’ seems too wet, then  add more ground flax, if it’s too dry, add less…start with a smaller quantity)
  • 1 cup small chopped walnuts, chopped almonds, chopped peanuts, coconut flakes, or any combination of mix-ins that equal 1 cup total.
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips (I used regular size). You could use dark chocolate/cacao pieces, or just skip them altogether.
  • Opt.  1 packet of Chocolate Plant Protein!

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl until very thoroughly mixed.
  2. Roll into balls of about 1″ in diameter (I did different sizes).
  3. Place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper & freeze one hour.
  4. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Enjoy!

Thank you CleanFoodCrush for the recipe!

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10 Amazing Summer Popsicle Ideas!

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Looking for More Yummy choices for Your Toddler??

Sometimes you just run out of ideas!  And the last thing you want to do is grab junk for your growing toddler!!  Processed and junk food can put them on the wrong path for life! Not to mention, it messes with their moods, concentration, etc.., etc..  Here are a few ideas from Yummy Toddler Food!  Thank you Yummy Toddler Food for these great suggestions!

25+Simple,+Quick,+and+Yummy+No-Cook+Toddler+Dinners

Avocado Toast
Give the kids a dose of good fats with this super simple (and totally tasty) idea. Simply mash avocado onto whole grain bread or toast. Sprinkle with a little salt and serve. (Or, top with shredded cheese, hard-cooked egg slices, or anything else you think might taste good!) 

Click above to read more!

I am picky when it comes to shopping… I always try to buy Organic!  Organic fruits and veggies… Organic, free range eggs ( I just picked up 2 dozen yesterday from a friend who raises chickens).. Organic, free range chicken… don’t eat much beef, but if you do, grass fed Organic is best.. plus watch for nitrates in lunch meats, and stay away!

Whole food nutrition is best!  It’s the REAL Fast Food!

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Food 4 Thought!!!

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