It’s hot out and we want food that will keep well when we are sitting at the beach and pool! Today on CBS WBTV, Morning Break, I shared three quick and nutritious options.
I share my no-bake energy balls sweetened exclusively with medjool dates. Unlike refined sugar, which provides little to no nutrition, medjool dates add sweetness, filling fiber and they have 50% more potassium by weight than bananas. To a food processor, you want to add 10 Natural Delights pre-pitted Medjool dates – super convenient and will save you time in the kitchen. Then I added a tablespoon of pistachios and oats with two tablespoons of nut butter. You will get a crumbly mixture. Use your hands to roll the mixture into bites – no oven needed.
This energy ball builder lets you customize to your liking.
My lightened up lemonade is going to help us drink MORE water this summer and meet your recommended daily 2-3 liters. First I add 32 ounces of sparkling water to the pitcher (or still water). Next, you add one of the True Lemon Lemonade packets and one of the raspberry lemonade packets which are made with citrus fruits, contain no artificial sweeteners and are only 10 calories each. Then we add raspberries, sliced lemon and mint – give that a stir. This entire pitcher of lemonade has only 2 grams of sugar whereas your typical pitcher of lemonade can easily pack over 50 grams. So this is a great lightened up alternative!
Lightened-Up Lemonade: 2 servings
32 ounces club soda or still water
1 packet True Lemon Original Lemonade
1 packet True Lemon Raspberry Lemonade
1 lemon, sliced
1/2 cup raspberries
3-4 sprigs fresh mint
1. Add all ingredients to a pitcher and stir to combine.
2. Serve chilled.
Homemade Trail Mix:
Finally, we are going to swap out our potato chips for homemade trail mix! I used pistachios as the base which are one of the lowest calorie and fat nuts and among the highest in protein and fiber. In fact, 50 pistachios is equivalent to one serving compared to only 15 potato chips – and who eats just 15 potato chips? Then we add two tablespoons of dried or freeze-dried fruit with no added sugar. Then add one tablespoons of a fun ingredient like coconut flakes or chocolate chips.
Homemade Trailmix: 1 serving
2 tbsp dried or freeze dried fruit (no sugar added)
1 tbsp fun ingredient (ex. coconut flakes, chocolate chips)
If you make this, be sure to share with me on Instagram!