As I suspected on Friday, my radiant glow was not attributable to the carrots but rather to the beginning of a cold with fever. It was coming on stronger yesterday while I was baking, but it slammed full force at bedtime last night. (On a side note: yes, the sitter came as scheduled, so the birthday dinner outing went off without a hitch–hurrah
Rather than cooking, I am spending the day between bed and computer, reading a book, napping, and catching up on some editing. But I did want to post one recipe: my gingerbread energy balls.
These are healthy bites of goodness, perfect when you need to keep your energy up, but do not feel like eating a full granola bar, let alone a meal. For example, when you are home in bed with a cold. But they are also perfect for a quick snack in between meals (instant energy boost!) or right before a workout.
The dates in the recipe, along with the spices, makes these humble bites taste like gingerbread, one of my favorite foods, ever.