Over the years, I’ve found that eating smaller meals throughout the day, instead of 3 large meals, works best for my body. This style of eating has resulted in a slight obsession with snacks. Healthy snacks, portable snacks, pre-made snacks… you name it, I want it. I’ve snacked on just about everything from ants-on-a-log {which I still eat to this day}, fresh veggies and hummus, yogurt with berries and granola, avocado on toast, the list goes on, and on, and on.

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with homemade bars {see my recipe for Coconut Date Protein Squares, here} as the combinations are endless! Feel free to throw in additional seeds, nuts, dried fruit and/or protein powder to the mix. Heck, you might as well toss in the kitchen sink while you’re at it.

The Ingredients {Yield: 20 bite-size balls Total Time: 15 minutes}

  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax {ground}
  • 1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unsalted, shelled pistachio nuts
  • 1 cup unsweetened, dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips {optional; makes a perfect addition for holiday parties & gatherings}

The Directions

1. Combine dates, agave, chia seeds, and ground flax in a food processor, pulse until smooth. If mixture is too thick for your liking, add in another tablespoon of agave

2. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and stir in oats, pistachios, dried cranberries, and white chocolate chips until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate for at about 30 minutes

3. Once mixture is set, use your hands {or a spoon, if you’re offended by sticky things} to shape into golf-ball sized balls. A quick tip if using your hands, dampen fingers with water before rolling each ball as it helps all ingredients stick together. Mangez!

*Store covered in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks


  • Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this article and also the rest of the site is
    really good.

    November 03, 2013
  • First time on your site and I am already loving it. Love your simple recipe with wholesome ingredients. This pistachio- cranberries balls look really tempting- its my favorite combination. Also love the logo of your site. Good job:)

    November 06, 2013
    • Jamie Lee Mock

      Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Medha! I really appreciate it.

      November 06, 2013

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