Fruit and Nut Balls (gluten free, wheat free, dairy free)

It’s been a while since I’ve had time to get my creative side out. A few weeks of my husband being tied up with things has meant I’ve been pretty much keeping the show on the road by running around like a juggling magician 😉 Keeping 2 small ones fed, vaguely clean, amused, pretending to have a tidy house and running 2 businesses is….. well busy. You know those moments when you are cooking dinner with a baby on your back in a sling, whilst helping the toddler find her prized possession and aware you are teaching Pilates in 10 minutes – well that. You know what, it’s tiring as heck, but I LOVE MY JOBS. 

So in preparation for another busy week myself and Miss K took full advantage of Master J napping, we busted our moves in the kitchen. In fits of excitement, under a watchful eye, Miss K pretty much made cheese straws on her own, meanwhile I knocked up these fruit and nut balls. They were so quick to make that she asked me – “Mummy, when did you make those?”.

Dietitian Uk: Fruit and Nut Balls

My food processor is on it’s very last legs but it just managed to grind the nuts and seeds (hint hint Santa). If you don’t have a food processor a coffee grinder would work, bash them in a pestle and mortar chop them nice and small. The resulting mix will be sticky and slightly oily as the fruit and nuts release their goodness.

Fruit and Nut Balls
Yields 20
Cranberry, date, almond, walnut and sunflower seeds make a health-filled snack perfect to boost your energy levels for on-the-go people.
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
242 calories
22 g
0 g
17 g
6 g
2 g
50 g
1 g
14 g
0 g
14 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
50g
Yields
20
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242
Calories from Fat 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
26%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 22g
7%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 14g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
5%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 200g walnuts
  2. 200g almonds
  3. 200g sunflower seeds
  4. 200g dried cranberries
  5. 200g dates
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until the nuts are in small pieces.
  2. Now 1tbsp at a time, squeeze in your hands and roll into balls.
  3. Place onto a plate and put in the fridge. You can eat them straight from the fridge or after an hour remove and place in a tub/tin lined with greaseproof paper.
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calories
242
fat
17g
protein
6g
carbs
22g
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Dietitian UK http://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

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