Are you ready for some snack balls?
Some Monday morning snack balls?
Just in time for Monday Night Football?
Okay, whether you enjoy your snack balls while watching football or enjoy your snack balls while watching Lifetime movies or even enjoy them while you’re not enjoying sitting at work, I still think Monday is a great day for snack balls.
Hell, any day is a great day for snack balls.
Especially when they’re full of plant goodness. And especially when they’re allergy and food sensitivity friendly.
That’s right - no nuts, no coconut (although that’s technically a nut, depending on who you ask…), no peanut butter (technically, a legume, not a nut)…
Instead, these snack balls are made with a combination of seeds and sunflower seed butter.
- Sunflower seeds, which are a fab way to get healthy fats, fiber, and amino acids like tryptophan (yep, turkey’s not the only source). They’re also full of vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin E, B vitamins, and copper.
- Hemp seeds, which are not just for hippies (although they apparently do contain trace amounts of THC). Hemp seeds are another awesome source of healthy fats, as well as protein and minerals. Just 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds has 11 grams of protein. Take that, turkey.
- Pumpkin pie spice, which you probably weren’t expecting and probably didn’t think had any health benefits because you probably just think of it in terms of your pumpkin pie latte. It’s actually a combo of some other healthy spices - cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice - that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Plus, they’re easy to make, portable, and totally snackable. The healthy fats and protein help you stay full longer, so you can make it from kickoff to halftime (or from one meeting to the next) without needing another snack. And with plenty of energy to keep on cheering or cursing, depending on which team you’re cheering for (and which unnecessary meeting you’ve been invited to).
Not so much for those buffalo wings and fried mozzarella sticks.
All right, my friend, if you’re looking for an easy, healthy snack that takes all of five minutes to whip up and is perfect for sports fans (because, you know, balls), I present to you the Seedy (in a good way) Snack Balls.
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