paleo spiced lara balls.

By Sunday my stomach is bloated, and I feel toxic.  It happens every week for me.  Could it be the Cracker Barrel run after church?  Or perhaps just a week of increasingly poor food choices that have accumulated in my cells?  By Sunday I am always ready to make Monday count.

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This week for us was hectic.  And when my family is hectic, we resort to frozen pizzas, caffeine hits at the Starbucks down the street, beer… ya know.

Today I was honestly fed up with the way I was feeling.  Run down, haggard, sore.  When I had to unbutton the top button of my blue jeans I said… “That’s it!!” Something has got to change this week.

I decided to prep majorly for the coming week.  I cooked dish after dish… snack after snack.  Literally, I was a mad woman.

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I happen to love Lara bars… the only problem is their sheer cost.  So I recreated them today in my own kitchen! My fridge is now fully loaded with guilt-free snacks that will fuel and rejuvenate my body throughout the week!

In my Vitamix (or food processor) I simply combined:

1 cup dates

1/2 cup raisins

3/4 cup raw almonds

1/2 cup walnuts

1 – 2 tsp. Vietnamese cinnamon

I turned the dough out onto parchment paper and formed it into 2 inch balls.  Into the fridge they went!  Easy as pie!

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