Protein Balls
Protein Balls

In search of a nutritious and kid-friendly snack for your little one’s lunchbox? These protein balls are a delightful treat and an enjoyable activity to engage in with your children.

When it comes to my kids’ lunchboxes, I’m constantly on the lookout for new, convenient, and wholesome ideas. While I tend to stick with the tried-and-true snacks to minimize food waste, I recognize that introducing variety is crucial for their overall nutrition. Hence, every now and then, I experiment with something fresh to see if it captures my kids’ taste buds.

I’ve observed that when my kids actively participate in preparing their food, they are more inclined to relish it. So, despite the kitchen mess that might follow, I encourage them to have fun while creating something novel.


  • 14 pitted dates
  • 200g of raw or roasted almonds
  • 4 tablespoons of any nut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons of water (if needed)


  1. Line a tray with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Form the mixture into individual balls, using approximately one tablespoon for each.
  4. Roll the balls in a coating of your choice, such as nuts, seeds, coconut, or cranberries.
  5. Place the balls on the tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow them to set.
  6. These delectable protein balls can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days. In my household, they tend to disappear quite quickly.

These protein balls not only make for a wholesome snack but also a delightful bonding activity with your kids in the kitchen. Enjoy!Raw AlmondsMixed seeds