Tiger Nut Energy Bites (Nut Free, AIP, Plant-Based)

Tiger Nut Energy Bites (Nut Free, AIP, Plant-Based)

DID YOU KNOW? Tiger nuts are not actually nuts, but rather tubers, like sweet potato, though much smaller in size. They get their name from the stripes on the tubers’ exterior.

These marble-sized tubers are chewy and taste like a cross between an almond and pecan with a hint of honey–making them a great nut replacement.

They are naturally gluten, grain and dairy free, so they’re perfect for those following a plant-based or paleo diet.

Tigernuts can be consumed in a number of ways. You can eat them raw, roasted, soaked or boiled. You can also find tiger nuts in a variety of forms; tiger nut flour, tiger nut oil, tiger nut butter and tiger nut milk!

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with different tiger nut recipes. Not only do I get more variety in my diet with these small tubers, but they are packed with antioxidants, resistant starch fiber & vitamin E.

So, if you’re curious about tiger nuts or maybe you’re looking for nut free paleo recipes, I recommend trying some of my tiger nut creations below …

Tiger Nut Energy Bites (Nut Free, AIP, Plant-Based)

Tiger Nut Energy Bites

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup tiger nuts
1 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder
1/8 tsp sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Put tiger nuts in a jar, fill with water and let soak in fridge for 12+ hours. Drain well.

2. Using a food processor, process drained tiger nuts until they break down a bit. Then add pitted dates, cacao/cocoa powder & sea salt. Continue to process until a consistent mixture forms.

3. Roll the mixture into small balls. Place in airtight container and store in the fridge.

Tiger Nut Energy Bites (Nut Free, AIP, Plant-Based)

Flourless Brownie Bites (Plant-Based, Gluten & Dairy Free)

Flourless Brownie Bites (Plant-Based, Gluten & Dairy Free)

If you’re on the hunt for healthy dessert and snack ideas, I highly recommend whipping up a batch of these delicious and decadent balls!

My flourless brownie bites contain pure and natural ingredients – but all you’ll taste is real brownie flavour.

You may never feel the need to have a high-carb, sugar loaded, processed brownie again after trying these little balls sent from heaven!

The perfect healthy treat or snack for those following a paleo, vegan, weight loss or IBS diet.

Flourless Brownie Bites

INGREDIENTS: (makes 25-30 balls)
1.5 cups dates (pitted and soaked)
1 cup raw almonds
4 tbsp. coconut flakes (unsweetened)
4 heaping tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Soak dates in water for 30-minutes and drain.

2. Add almonds and coconut flakes into food processor and process until nuts are chopped into small pieces.

3. Add dates, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and sea salt into the food processor with almonds and continue to process until ingredients starts to stick together. If mixture is too dry, add a teaspoon of water at a time until mixture becomes sticky when you press it together.

4. Scoop out mixture with a tablespoon and roll into balls.

5. Enjoy right away or store in an air-tight container in the fridge for later.

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon

Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon

DID YOU KNOW? Goat’s milk has less lactose than cow’s milk which may make goat’s milk easier to digest for people with lactose intolerance.

In addition, goat’s milk is naturally homogenized, meaning the fat globules are small and remain suspended in the milk rather than separating out. This makes the milk easier for humans to digest.

So, if you tolerate goat dairy well and are looking for a crowd pleasing healthy appetizer to serve at your next dinner party, you’ve got to make these! The combination of sweet, savory and creamy makes this an experience that you’ll want to recreate again and again.

These stuffed dates also taste great reheated, so you can store leftovers in the fridge and reheat for later.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon

INGREDIENTS:
32 dates (pitted)
1 pack soft goat cheese
8 slices bacon (thin slices are best)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Slice bacon strips lengthwise then slice them in half. You’ll end up with a total of 32 smaller strips.

3. Using a small spoon (espresso size), stuff goat cheese into dates.

4. Wrap each date with a bacon strip and place on baking sheet. If bacon strips are thin enough the wrap should hold when placed on the baking sheet. If not, insert a toothpick to hold the bacon in place.

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before popping these babies!