I've got to stop eating so much sugar. That includes all the cakes, biscuits and chocolate. I find that I can't just eat one biscuit either - it's always nearer ten. There's just something that makes sweet stuff so addictive.
So I've decided to try and change my diet. I could do with losing about 14 pounds so cutting back on sugar and refined carbs seems like a good plan. I always see these protein snacks in the shop and wonder what they are. They always seem super expensive and rather small. In my quest to find a filling and satisfying snack, I've come up with these Almond, Date and Cranberry Protein Balls.
They are super easy to make and great for a mid-afternoon snack without gorging on a whole pack of biscuits or a massive bar of chocolate. The sweetness is just right to satisfy those of us with a sweet tooth, but all those lovely almonds make these nice and filling to keep hunger at bay.
Also, and here's an added bonus - the kids absolutely love them. Eddie, my 16 month-old, adores them. These balls are a great way to get nuts into little ones without the choking factor.