Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of AWESOME!!

11 Jan

I am always trying to find easy and delicious snacks that not only I will love, but that will appease the manly appetite of my BF.  He spends a lot of time traveling for work and he says that his greatest challenge is trying to maintain a healthy diet.  The stories he tells about what his coworkers eat seriously make me want to cry!   No man of mine is gonna get his lunch from a truck stop! (and if you do please don’t tell me about it 🙂  We have yet to master the “pack your lunches for the week” method, so any suggestions are more than welcome.  But, the recipe below is a step in the right direction.

This recipe is courtesy of .  If you’ve never been on this site, there are some really good workouts and recipes…The girls will motivate us women to do an extra sit up (or a billion!!) and motivate our men to do just about anything the girls ask LOL!!   Take a look and you will get it.   I’m just happy to know I’m not the only one who sounds like I’m having sex when I workout (where is that sarcasm font when you need it?!)


So with out further ado….POWER BALLS!!!

1 Cup Oats ( I used gluten free oats)

2 Cups almond Meal

3 tsp baking powder

4 TBSP Honey (I imagine agave nectar would be delicious too)

4 TBSP coconut oil (heating it to liquefy is recommended)

1 Cup cooked carrots (soft enough to smash like potatoes)

saucer full of crushed almonds or pecans



1)  heat oven to 350 degrees

2) place oats in food processor and grind until they turn to  flour – mix with almond meal

3) add the remainder of the ingredients and mix well – they consistency should be doughy and a little sticky

4) form into balls and roll in crushed nuts

5) place on non-stick cookie sheet and bake for about 25 min

6) let cool or even refrigerate before eating




They are good because they aren’t too sweet like an energy bar or other snack foods.  I ate a couple for breakfast this morning!  They also got the stamp of approval from all the men in the household. Enjoy!!





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