Packed Lunch 1

Carrots & Hummus, Pasta Salad, Chocolate Bliss Balls

Since you all enjoyed my back-to-school lunches post so much, and we need to eat lunch more often than just September, I decided to make and photograph some packed lunches for your inspiration. Along with a new pasta salad recipe I’ve tried and my go-to snack, I have included the recipe for my Chocolate Bliss Balls. This snack is packed with protein, fibre and antioxidants so it’s super healthy. However, it tastes exactly like double chocolate cookie batter so you get to satisfy your sweet tooth and/or trick your kids into eating them. And, unlike other people’s health recipes, I’m not exaggerating when I say they taste exactly like double chocolate cookie dough. You’re welcome.

 

Carrots & Hummus


  • Pack a medium sized container with baby carrots or carrot sticks, or really any other raw vegetables that you enjoy
  • Pack a small container with a few tablespoons of hummus
    • Try different flavours of hummus if you need to change things up, such as pesto, red pepper, or sweet potato

 

Pasta Salad


  • Cook the desired amount of your favourite pasta (such as whole wheat, brown rice or quinoa pasta) drain and put back into pot
  • Add shredded carrots and pico de gallo (I used store-bought, but you can use tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro and garlic) to the pasta
  • Mix in Avocado Ranch Dressing by Simply Dressed, try not to over-dress the salad
  • Store in the fridge until ready to eat (overnight is best to let the flavours develop)

 

Chocolate Bliss Balls


  • 2 tbsp, Almond cashew butter
  • 2-3 tbsp, Honey (however much makes it stick)
  • 1 tbsp, Hemp hearts (optional)
  • 1 tbsp, Cacao powder (cocoa powder without sulfites, normal cocoa powder will do)
  • 1 tbsp, Cacao nibs (cocoa nibs, you can substitute mini chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup, Oatmeal (I used large flake oatmeal this particular day)
  • pinch, Salt
  1. Put all of the ingredients into a food processor, blend until mixture looks like soil
  2. If mixture isn’t sticky enough to roll into balls, add a splash of honey or water and blend until mixture is ready to be rolled
  3. Roll mixture into balls
  4. Enjoy as a snack or dessert (have fun!)
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