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My Day…

Today I might just be away from home for an hour. That sounds heavenly. I’ve run myself ragged during this hectic, crazy holiday season. My to-do list today is about a mile long (or it would be if I actually took the time to write everything down) but making handmade gifts tops the list. 

What else am I working on?

Writing (re-writing) the last paragraph in my children’s book.

Setting up a new web-page! (This blog is moving! Details soon!)

Creating a facebook page.

Schooling the kids.

Making new friends. 

Living life fully this holiday season. (I probably should add a “stress-free” somewhere in there…)

Hurting with others.

Praying for miracles.

What are you doing this holiday season? 


In the craziness of the holidays, when I’m running out the door and need a bite to eat, or a quick breakfast, this is what I grab. I imagine you can dip them in chocolate for a special holiday treat. I challenge one of you to do that for me and report back how it tastes. Since I’m not yet eating chocolate (except the time I cheated and had a kiss – OK 2 or 3… *Sigh*), I’ll just dream.


I saw several recipes for protein balls like these when I was searching for my KimBars recipe. Most of the recipes I found had LOTS of ingredients. After seeing those recipes, it took me awhile to experiment and make them. They are not-quite-paleo, but I can eat quinoa, so I gave them a try. I’ve made them many times, all using a different ingredient list. I found the fewer ingredients, the easier. Take my recipe and throw in whatever you think will work!


  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 overripe banana – smushed
  • 12 oz jar  almond butter (crunchy or smooth – I prefer crunchy)
  • 3 tbsp chia
  • 3 tbsp cacoa sweet nibs
  • Sweetner of choice
    • Mix all ingredients.
    • Form into balls.
    • Freeze.

***When it’s time to eat them, take how many you want out of the freezer and let them thaw a little.***

Eat them while they’re still partly frozen. If they thaw completely they become mushballs – ugh.

I guestimate that this recipe makes 40 balls. I didn’t count them. (Sorry! The kids made them into balls and put them in the freezer, then we ate them too fast for a specific count!) The nutritional breakdown per ball is: 96 calories   7 carbs   7g fat   3g protein

Other ingredients I’ve added: Crushed nuts, Hemp hearts, Dates.

Enjoy! IF you do cover them in chocolate, be sure to let me know how it tastes!!!

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