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Italian Turkey Meatballs

18 Oct


1 lb ground turkey
1 egg
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients together. Cook in a skillet on medium for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through. They taste great with a combo of paleo ketchup and worcestershire sauce. I use them in place of chicken nuggets for my toddler.


Nut N’ Honey Balls

17 Oct


I try not to make too many paleo treats, but we needed something to take to a dessert exchange.

18 oz sunbutter
8 oz finely shredded coconut
4 oz finely shredded coconut
6 Tbsp raw honey

Mix honey and sunbutter before adding 8 oz coconut. Form into one inch balls. Drop them in a bowl with the remaining 4 oz of coconut and shake them to coat in groups of four or five. They are best served chilled. Simple and kids loooove them!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

2 Sep


2 Tbsp cashew butter
2 Tbsp your choice of chocolate chips or cocoa powder
tsp honey
1/4 tsp vanilla
pinch baking soda
pinch salt
1/4 cup finely shredded coconut

Mix vanilla, salt, baking soda, and honey together. Mix in cashew butter and chocolate chips. Shape into balls and roll in coconut to maintain shape. Refrigerate.

A quick note that reminds me of my Grandma. Black walnuts are a good addition to this recipe. Sub 1 Tbsp chocolate chips for 1 Tbsp walnuts.

Also, if you find the dough too wet add shredded coconut into the dough. If you find it’s too dry dip your fingers in coconut oil and incorporate into the dough.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Balls

28 Aug


These are for my husband!

2 Tbsp cashew butter
2 Tbsp raisins
1 tsp honey
pinch baking soda
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch salt
1/4 cup finely shredded coconut

Mix cinnamon, vanilla, baking soda, salt and honey. Add cashew butter followed by raisins. Roll into balls and roll in coconut to preserve shape. If the dough seems to dry dip your fingers in coconut oil and incorporate. If it seems too wet add coconut shreds into the dough. Refrigerate.

Cashew Raisin Balls

25 Aug


1/2 cup creamy cashew butter
1 Tbsp raw honey
1/4 cup raisins or died strawberries
1/2 cup fine shredded coconut for mixing
1/2 cup fine shredded coconut for rolling

Mix cashew butter and honey in a bowl. Stir in raisins then 1/2 cup coconut. Spread the other half cup of coconut out on a plate, counter, or cutting board. Roll mixture into balls and then press and roll balls in coconut. Keep refrigerated. These are great take along snacks for kids, but you will probably have to cut them off after a few because they taste so good that they just keep eating! The other thing that’s great about these is you don’t even have to cook them.