Energy balls are popping up everywhere. They are the perfect size to take on the go, taste great, and are packed with lots of nutrients. I have even seen energy balls sold individually at some health food stores, but they can get pricey if you want to buy many for the week.
Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a dessert-loving dietitian, so I always need to have something sweet to satisfy my cravings. These coconut date balls not only satisfy my sweet tooth but are good for me too! The best part about these coconut date balls is that they are quick and easy to make. I usually make these on Sunday during my #mealprep to last me throughout the week.
Here's a quick video to show you exactly how to make them:
Carbohydrates often get a bad rap resulting in people avoiding them all together. However, carbohydrates are an important part of your diet, and selecting the right type and amount of carbs can help you be successful in managing your weight as well as creating healthy well-balanced meals.
Carbohydrates are an essential macronutrient to help fuel your body so it can perform the most basic functions to more advanced, such as exercising. We simply cannot and should not completely avoid carbohydrates in our diets.
The most common carbohydrate-filled foods people think of are grains such as breads, pastas, and rice. There are also certain vegetables that have a higher carbohydrate content than others. These are known as starchy vegetables.
Starchy vegetables are a great source of nutrients that you may not be getting from your regular grains. The problem occurs when you opt for a starchy vegetable AND a grain at your meal. You are likely consuming double the carbs...