Cookie Dough Bites

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My blood sugar gets all crazy when I am pregnant. With my second child, I had bull blown gestational diabetes. I am going this morning to get tested for this pregnancy. My chances aren’t great with a 2/3 chance of having it since I had it last time.  I intermittently test my levels though already, so I have an idea of my levels, and I am expecting to fail the test and have gestational diabetes again. I controlled it with diet alone my last pregnancy, no insulin needed, and I plan to do the same this time. That means I can not go long without eating. I have to eat 3 balanced meals and then 3 snacks as well. If I skip my snacks, my blood sugars are more likely to spike after my next meal.

I like to rely on things that are easy to carry with me, and it must have a balance of small amount of carbs and a good amount of healthy fats and carbs. Its all about balancing macronutrients. These cookie dough bites have a great balance of macronutrients, all whole foods, and only 1 tablespoon of sweetener in the entire batch, and its just local honey. The batch made 15 and I assumed that would be my afternoon snack for a few days. Until Dave got home from work and saw them and said Oh yay! So then the kids knew something good was in the refrigerator and there went my snacks.

Cookie Dough Bites

3/4 cup almonds

3/4 cup oats

1/2 cup applesauce

1/4 cup coconut

2 Tbs chia seeds

2 Tbs ground flax seeds

1 Tbs honey

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp cinnamon, optional

pinch salt (if almonds are unsalted)

Place almonds and oats in food processor and process until a flour is made (not almond butter). Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until combined. Roll into 1.5 inch balls with slightly wet hands so the dough doesn’t stick to you.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 72

Fat: 4.3 g

Sodium: 7 mg (0%)

Carbohydrates: 5.7 g

Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g

Sugars: 1.5 g

Protein: 2.5 g

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