Healthy Lunchbox Snack: Gingerbread Bites
 
I love anything filled with ginger in the winter months. And have been devouring Chocolate and ginger cookies this last few weeks. Sometimes, gobbling a few cookies isn’t quite the best thing to do, especially all that sugar!
 

 
So I’ve just the recipe to warm you up on a winters day. These raw bites are loaded with good-fats and protein. The good fats and protein from the nuts keep you feeling fuller for longer and the ginger kicks your metabolism into gear and fire up digestion. Almonds are full of Vitamin E, zinc which is excellent for your skin. Plus – if you add the scoop of protein, you’re getting a super nutritious snacks.

For best results, use fresh medjool dates which are really gooey and have an amazing caramel taste when made into these bites. If you can’t find medjool dates, dried dates work just as well, but you will need to chop them into quarters and soak them in a little hot water for 5 minutes, then drain before using.

You can also substitute 1-2 tablespoons of ground almonds instead of protein powder.

Gingerbread Bites

Ingredients:

1/2 cup dates (medjool)
1/2 cup cashews
1/4 cup almonds
1-2 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp nut butter

Optional: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Method:

Blend together until a sticky dough ball has formed. Roll into bite sized balls.? Store in an airtight container in the freezer to keep on hand for anytime! Just take 1-2 out a few minutes to thaw a little before eating.

These will last for about 1-2 weeks in the fridge, or if kept in the freezer, about 6-8 weeks – perfect to keep on hand for quick lunchbox snacks!