My virtual kitchen dons a new look , Naresh , I , my kiddo brother and K have been having a difference of opinions about the previous template, I’m someone who likes sober , pleasant , earthy tones and pastels. Bright , flashy colors are not me . the previous blue template was more of a trouble to my eyes rather than being pleasant and the feedback wasnt great either from my friends .
So finally , dear naresh came to my rescue and found this beautiful template . I like the neat layout of this template and hence revamped the blog. However, they refuse to let me do anything more than writing and taking pictures of the food , they still get nightmares of the mess I created a couple of weeks ago, though I have learnt a few things. All three worked simultaneously and added a couple of new things to this kitchen -
- Changed the template and added the logo
- Print this post – Allows a reader to print a recipe of their choice
- Email this post – Allows a reader to email the post to themselves or a friend
- A couple of days ago it got the Bookmark this button
Sometimes it bothers me that they are doing the stuff I need to do while K likes to remind it to me once in a while but the others refuse to see that and just don’t want me to screw up , but ,3 men dancing to my tunes and making my whims true does feel great!
So while these men were clicking away on the computer, I decided to make these wonderful Date and almond butter rolls for dear Mansi’s event. How could I miss that ?
These rolls/laddus are easy to make , have healthy ingredients and have no sugar and when you have a party you can serve them just like that or in a chocolate cup like I do. These are also great for an afternoon snack or for satisfying an immediate craving for something sweet and leaves us with a good feeling about mindful eating. We got hooked onto it once we popped them , especially a dessert hater like me ! Try it and you wont stop at one!!!
Dates are packed with nutrients like potassium, Iron, Beta- carotene, calcium and Vitamin B3 and are a good source of dietary fibre which can help constipation and aid good bowel health and excellent food for people suffering from anemia
Almond butter -
Almonds and almond butter are nutritional powerhouses that contain significant amounts of protein, calcium, fiber, magnesium, folic acid, potassium, and vitamin E. Almond butter has extremely low saturated fat content and is rich in monounsaturated fats making it a heart-healthy choice. Of course, almonds have no transfat. Studies consistently have shown that the addition of almonds into the diet effectively lowers cholesterol. Unlike low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets, adding almonds does not adversely alter insulin sensitivity in healthy adults or blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes.
Almonds are a good source of plant sterols, such as beta-sitosterol, which have been shown to alleviate symptoms of BPH (enlarged prostate), a condition afflicting the majority of men over age 50. Two tablespoons of almond butter contain roughly 35 milligrams of beta-sitosterol.
Maple syrup -
Maple syrup, as an excellent source of manganese and a good source of zinc, which can be sweet for your health, especially your heart and the zinc in it benefits the immune system,
Unsweetened cocoa powder -
Rich in antioxidants and twice as much as flavonols when not mixed with milk to make a hot chocolate , its a better substitute rather than the sweetened variety.
Coconut is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a very good source of Manganese while using too much is not advised as it is high in saturated fats.
sesame seeds -
Very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Copper and Manganese.
sunflower seeds -
Are very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper, Manganese and Selenium, and a very good source of Vitamin E.
1/2 cup almond butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup dates chopped
1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon apple juice
2 tablespoons cocoa powder( I use the unsweetened version)
1/4 cup of coconut and sesame seeds slightly toasted
Mix all the ingredients except the toasted coconut and sesame seeds and roll them into small balls .
Coat with the toasted coconut – sesame mixture and serve. These need to be refrigerated. The mixture yields about 20-24 rolls.
Mansi, here I come armed with these wonderful date rolls to healthy cooking!
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