HEALTHY ‘CHOCOLATE’ BROWNIE BALLS
Try this super-simple snack from food writer and mum of three Lizzieloveshealthy.
On the Venn diagram of children’s food, there is very little crossover between the three circles of ‘healthy’, ‘easy’ and ‘child-pleasing’.
But Lizzie King – food writer, mum of three and the brains behind Lizzieloveshealthy.com – aims to put that right.
‘What I find difficult about being a mother is the lack of time,’ she says, in the latest of our #RealParent films. So, she set out to create recipes for, ‘fast, easy, delicious food that was also good for children.’
And in this video, she takes us through a sure-fire winner: pecan brownie balls (or, ‘chocolate balls’, as she occasionally rebrands them for her toddler). These naturally sweet treats are full of protein and energy, take a couple of minutes to make, and are very popular with children.
Watch the video to see how they come together.
PECAN BROWNIE BALLS
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 cup pecans
- 4-6 medjool dates (pitted)
- 2 tbsp. cacao powder
- 3 tbsp. almond (or cashew) butter
- a big pinch of sea salt
Put the nuts in a food processor for a minute or two, add in the cacao powder, sea salt, almond butter and roughly chopped dates and pulse till a sticky ball starts to come together.
Either roll these up into energy balls, or flatten them onto a baking tray and freeze, and then chop into slices.
For more great, healthy recipes visit Lizzieloveshealthy.com.