It’s FALL! Well, at least it is in some parts of the country. It’s a warm 104 degrees here in ‘burbs of Phoenix. I actually kind of want to throat punch the next person posting photos of themselves in cute boots and sweaters. Just kidding. Or am I? There are a lot of things I like about living in the desert (um, no frizzy hair is a win!) but “Fall” is not one of them, namely since we don’t get one. Any time of year, you can take a photo and the outdoor spaces will look identical. It’s sort of eery if you think about it. It may seem I’m off topic but I promise I’m getting to the good stuff. Ready?
Since I can’t FEEL Fall here in Arizona, I have to TASTE Fall. My four year old and I threw a bunch of stuff together in a bowl today and created a tasty snack. We named them Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls since we decided to add a scoop of vanilla protein powder.
Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls
- 3/4 cup Oats Be sure they are gluten free is anyone is allergic or sensitive
- 1/2 cup FLAKED Quinoa Don't argue with me. You don't taste it and it's good for you. Be sure it's flaked. It's in a box.
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
- 2 tsp Cinnamona
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
- dash Salt I use pink Himalayan
- 1 scoop Your Favorite Protein Powder optional
- handful Chocolate Chips optional
Combine all ingredients. (What can I say? I like one bowl recipes!) Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Scoop out and roll into balls once they are slightly firm. Store in an air tight containing in the fridge.
Did you notice that awesome platter? Safe, Happy Family is a company that makes products specifically geared toward food allergy families. One of those products is a BPA free, dishwasher safe platter to use at parties to empower kids with food allergies to participate in events in a safe way. The one they sent me states, “Peanut Free Snacks” but they have many options. Take a look at the awesome food journals and allergy binders on the website by clicking their name in teal, above.
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*Disclaimer: Safe Happy Family provided a platter for me to review, as well as one to give away to my followers. I was not paid for this post and please understand that I will never feature a product or service I don’t believe in or use myself.