It’s Back to School Time! YAAAAAYYYY!!!
I think you all get the gist.
I am totally ready for the rugrats to go back to school. My kids have been lazing about the house for the past two months with endless litanies of “I want this and I want that,” “take me here and take me there.” I swear they both know they have me in their back pocket.
I'm an eager to please type of Mom, burdened with Momma's guilt. I would have preferred for them to be paddle boarding around some beautiful island adorned with fronds of palm trees, and filled to bursting with juicy mangoes rather than falling into the dreary rabbit's hole vortex of Minecraft.
I just don't get the fun in this game? I can barely make sense of what's on the screen when my kids play. This ain't no Mario Brothers from my day!
It's high time for the brain cramming to begin. I’m DONE. Off to school they go!
Do you have kids with bottomless pits for tummies like mine? If you do, take a gander at this delectable treat:
|Pumpkin Energy Bites|
I know, I know! If you've never had an energy ball before, you may be a little put off by it's appearance. My son had a colorful way of describing these, which I will not share! We need to be introduced first.
(Wait until you get a look at my chocolate balls. Yikes!)
Trust me, they're delicious.
When my kids come home from school they're usually ravenous and ready to eat everything in the pantry, and then some. In lieu of junk food, I prefer they eat something healthy. When I found this yummy recipe for Pumpkin Energy Balls on Paleo Grub, I whooped for joy. My homemade chocolate energy balls save my life during work days, and I hope these energy balls will save them from the junk food monster munchies.
It's a super simple and super quick recipe to assemble. Perfect for busy Moms. Also, it contains pumpkin, peeps! Mmmm...I love the warm, cinnamony smell of pumpkin in the fall. It makes me feel cozy, like I'm being enveloped in a warm, plushy blanket.
Here's the recipe my friends, and please do let me know if your kids enjoy it.
Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites
- 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- Pinch of salt
- Place the dates into a small bowl and cover with water. Let soak for 10 minutes, then drain.
- Place the pecans into a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add in the rest of the ingredients, including the soaked dates. Pulse until combined. Adjust the spices to taste. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill.
- Use your hands to form the dough into small balls. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Servings: 16 balls