These Ginger Cacao Bites are a simple snack packed with flavor, nutrition and antioxidants. With only four ingredients and four steps, you can whip them up in a snap.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you know that simple snacks that are easy to prepare are a must-have for your menu. That’s why we’ve created these energy bites! Nutritious ingredients come together to form a healthful snack that satisfies your sweet cravings. These bites are more than just a yummy snack. They are filled with powerful superfoods that provide many health benefits.
According to the Journal of Medicinal Food, ginger has been shown to contain anti-inflammatory properties. The peer-reviewed scientific journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology, indicates that ginger contains antioxidants and may help to prevent cancer. Cacao is also a good source of antioxidants and minerals says Healthline. The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry states that almonds are filled with healthy fats, fiber and minerals.
To create these nutritious bites, process dates, candied ginger, almonds and cacao powder in a food processor until they are a dough-like consistency. Roll the dough into 10 balls, then drop them into more cacao powder to coat them. Simply store them in your refrigerator and enjoy throughout the week!
One Ginger Cacao Bite contains 84 calories and counts as one SmartCarb on the Nutrisystem program. Feel free to pair it with a PowerFuel such as Greek yogurt or more almonds to create a complete Flex Snack. Make sure to log your bites in our NuMi app! NuMi is our online tracking tool designed for your Nutrisystem plan. Keep track of your PowerFuels, SmartCarbs and weight loss throughout your journey. Get started with NuMi today >
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Servings: 10 (1 ball= 1 serving)
Calories per Serving: 84
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb
- 3 Tbsp. cacao powder
- 4 medjool dates, pitted
- 1 oz. (~1/4 cup) dried candied ginger
- ½ cup almonds
- Add dates, ginger, almonds and 2 tablespoons of the cacao powder to a food processor.
- Process until well combined and a "dough-like" consistency.
- Roll dough into 10 balls and toss into remaining cacao powder to coat.
- Store in refrigerator.