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Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls

Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls made with almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin, dates, protein powder, and more! These warmly-spiced energy bites are quick and easy to make in the food processor. This post is Sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. Check out more delicious healthy recipes, snag coupons and find stores near you at BobsRedMill.com! Pumpkin season …

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Superfood Blueberry Dark Chocolate Energy Balls

Energy balls with dried blueberries, dark chocolate, almonds, walnuts, dates, pumpkin seeds, flax seed oil, and more. This easy and nutritious snack recipe is a great low-sugar alternative to packaged snacks.

Superfood Blueberry Dark Chocolate Energy Balls made with walnuts, almonds, dates, flax seed oil, and more! A healthy snack recipe | TheRoastedRoot.net #paleo #vegan #healthy

You may have noticed a theme with my snacks section of this site. Let’s face it – they’re mostly nut-based and they’re mostly balls. The  amount of snack recipes I share in comparison to main dishes is pretty dismal by virtue of the fact that I’m not a big snacker.

But when it comes to nuts, seeds, and dried fruit all balled up together in an energy bite? Sign me up.

When I head out of town for a long road trip or go for a long jaunt in the mountains, I’ll often snag some balls in case I have to go more than a few hours between meals. I don’t rely on store-bought snacks, as I find they contain too much sugar and/or contain ingredients I try to avoid.

For this rendition of energy balls, I used all superfood ingredients to generate a ball that is jam packed with healthy fat, antioxidants, minerals, and all sorts of health benefits. PLUS they taste like blueberry chocolatey goodness, which is a major win in my book.

Superfood Blueberry Dark Chocolate Energy Balls made with walnuts, almonds, dates, flax seed oil, and more! A healthy snack recipe | TheRoastedRoot.net #paleo #vegan #healthy

Let’s chat about superfood.

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Cranberry Orange Protein Balls (Paleo)

Tangy, nutty, zesty cranberry orange protein balls made with all whole food ingredients. A healthier grab-and-go snack option. For me, there’s something very gratifying about enjoying a small sweet treat after each meal. Even breakfast! I don’t consume very much sugar (especially not refined sugar), so I find my classic Paleo Fat Balls, Chocolate Fat …

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Red Curry Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

Thai-style red curry meatballs with an easy red curry sauce and spaghetti squash make for a clean and hearty dinner! Make it ahead of time and enjoy throughout the week!

Red Curry Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash - paleo, keto, whole30, clean dinner recipe | TheRoastedRoot.com #glutenfree

Did you check out the Thai Meatballs from the Keto Quick Start Cookbook I posted a few weeks ago? I thought I’d re-visit the topic, because, you guys, these meatballs are SO GOOD! Let’s make a thing of them, shall we?

All we’re doing here is baking up a batch of the Thai Meatballs, whipping up a red curry sauce, and roasting a butternut squash. Three components, minimal effort, ALL THE FLAVOR!

Put everything in a big bowl, mix it all around, and enjoy this hearty, nutritious meal!

Red Curry Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash - low-carb, keto, paleo, whole30 | TheRoastedRoot.com

These bowls are:

  • Paleo
  • Low-Carb // Keto as long as you don’t go crazy with the spaghetti squash
  • Whole30
  • Clean and tasty!

Lettuce discuss this red curry sauce situation.

Homemade Red Curry Sauce

All you need is full-fat canned coconut milk, red curry paste (yes, this is store-bought, yup, we’re going for easy peasy here!), fresh ginger, and a touch of fish sauce. Simply heat it all up on the stove top and use it for all your red curry needs.

Which brings me to my next point: this red curry sauce is versatile AF! Use it to your heart’s delight to add Thai flair to any of your meals.

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Thai Meatballs (Keto, Paleo, Whole30)

These Thai meatballs are HUGE on flavor and make for an amazing clean main entree. Keto, paleo, whole30 and just plain finger-lickin’ good, these meatballs are show-stopping delicious.

Thai Meatballs - keto, paleo, whole30, clean and delicious! | TheRoastedRoot.net

I’m thrilled to share this recipe for Thai Meatballs with you, not only because it’s INSANELY good, but because it comes straight from Diane San Sanfilipo’s new cookbook, Keto Quick Start.

If you’re new to Diane’s work, she is the creator of Balanced Bites, a website and blog for healthy living, complete with health and wellness articles as well as recipes. She is also the author of Practical Paleo, and the 21-Day Sugar Detox Guide. In essence, woman knows what she’s talking about when it comes to nutrition!

Keto Quick Start by Diane Sanfilipo

Diane’s newest book, Keto Quick Start, is an incredible resource for those who are new to the ketogenic diet and want to do it correctly. She provides an amazing guide to understanding how keto works with your body to burn fat for fuel. She discusses the science behind why eating fat doesn’t make you fat, the healing properties of a ketogenic diet, and how to break down your meals according to your personal macro needs. Diane even provides suggested cooking tools to outfit your kitchen in order to make food prep a breeze.

Keto can be an extremely powerful and healing diet when executed correctly. Those who suffer from any form of inflammatory issues (joint pain/arthritis, gastrointestinal issues, skin problems, depression, etc) can see vast improvements of their symptoms through a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet. In addition, keto is an incredible tool for weight loss for those who struggle to maintain a healthy body weight.

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Vanilla Chai Fat Balls

Vanilla chai-spiced fat balls made with almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, coconut butter, pure maple syrup, and warm spices for a palate-pleasing snack. It’s the return of the fat ball! This one’s warmly spiced with vanilla and chai flavors! A perfect snack to enjoy throughout the fall and winter. You may remember the macro concept from …

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