Now that the cats out of the bag, I can share this wonderful recipe.
I was waiting until after I announced my pregnancy, because these little gems became a lifesaver during the early part of my pregnancy. The ginger was what I needed to kick the morning sickness, which I still hate that it’s called morning sickness because it lasts ALL day and only gets worse as the day progresses. Really need to change the name.
Next week I will share my fun adventures at my first half marathon for this pregnancy at 18 weeks folks. Yes I am already over 18 weeks and we will be sharing the gender in a few weeks. Almost halfway through and I think every pregnancy only gets harder to wait. You think I would learn patience, but it’s been just the opposite. It feels like this pregnancy is actually dragging on, and I am already to meet the little bean!! Maybe because I feel a lot bigger than I did with R & L.
But lets begin munching shall we?!
You don’t have to be pregnant or female to enjoy these little wonders. I promise, they’ll hit the spot, even if you aren’t nauseous. I am wanting another batch!! The best part is they are only 4 ingredients and super easy. Why wouldn’t they be? I am a time pressed mom with two very busy children, so I rarely spend hours at one time in the kitchen. Unless it’s food prep day or a special occasion.
No nut butters to contend with either, and sweetened with a nice natural sugar, dates. You won’t get more whole foods than these. 😉 They will keep for 2 weeks in your refrigerator and you may want to hide them from others, or they will be gone sooner. I love the gentle kick of ginger. Just enough spice to keep my nausea at bay and consequently my husband. He’s not a ginger fan, so he didn’t devour these like my other energy bite recipes. I wasn’t heartbroken by this either 😉
- ½ c rolled oats
- 1 c cashews
- 1 c pitted dates
- 1-2 tsp ground ginger
- Pulse oats and cashews in food processor until they form a flour like mixture.
- Add the dates and ginger to food processor and process until a sticky dough forms.
- Roll dough into bite size balls (may need a little water to help this process) and let set in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Or consume right away.
- Store in air tight container for 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Mariah is visiting us in the Inland Northwest and I was hoping she would bring more sunshine and warm weather. She has officially taken her bar exam as well. So you may be seeing more of her in the weeks to come!!
Until Next Time Be Whole and Be Fit