Have some nutrient dense snacks available so that you don’t have to rely on processed foods in a pinch. There are SO many recipes out there now for power bites, bars and even healthy cookies – keep some healthy ingredients on hand and head to Pinterest for inspiration!
Here is one of my favourite Fall-inspired recipes that I hope you love for a quick and easy no-bake snack! With the flavours of pumpkin and spices this is definitely a comfort food, but it also provides healthy fats, antioxidants and protein to keep you fueled for hours!
Pumpkin Pie Superfood Bites
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup walnuts (or your nut/seed of choice)
1 cup soft dates (if they are not soft you may need to soak them in hot water 10 min – drain water after soaking)
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 TBSP coconut flour
½ cup hemp hearts
½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
Add nuts into your food processor and process into small pieces. Add all other ingredients and process until semi-smooth. If the batter is too wet to roll into balls add extra coconut flour. Roll into 1 inch balls and roll in additional coconut if desired. Refrigerate several hours or store in an airtight container in the freezer (so that you don’t eat all of them!).
Dr. Anna Falkowski is a Naturopathic Doctor, Wellness Educator & Clinic Director at Vitality for Life Health Center in Barrie, Ontario with a specialty in Women’s Health, Weight-loss and Family Medicine. She is a healthy living advocate passionate about teaching classes and creating online programs for ‘Mom on the Glow’, her wellness blueprint for busy Moms. For more information you can visit www.vitalityforlife.ca or www.MomOnTheGlow.com