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How To Take Your Food Allergies on the Road Without Causing Boundless Stress + a recipe for Nut-free Gingersnap Balls

by March 2, 2017

Gingersnap-BallsSummer-friendly, no-bake gingersnap balls with dried fruits and seeds. No nuts  or medjool dates included! In a few short weeks, I’ll be driving from Calgary to Whistler BC to attend Wanderlust; a 5-day outdoor yoga + music festival in the Canadian Rockies. (Can’t wait to take you along with me!) I’ll be on the road for over 15 days and have no idea where I’ll be on any given day – a potential nightmare for anyone that has food allergies or a restricted diet. But there are a bunch of handy tricks I’ve learned along the way that make traveling with food allergies and absolute breeze. Here are 4 resources for traveling with food allergies or dietary “restrictions”, depending on what you’re up to this summer… :: What to pack along with you on a road trip :: Easy ways to incorporate protein :: Go on a backpacking trip and eat healthy and allergy-free :: What to pack when you go camping (comes with a printable camping packing list!) And… enjoy the balls! Gingersnap Balls-6390
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No-bake Nut-free Gingersnap Balls
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Recipe type: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free
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Serves: 24
 
Summer-friendly, no-bake gingersnap balls with dried fruits and seeds. No nuts or medjool dates included!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds
  • ⅓ cup finely ground flax seed
  • 2 cups packed unsweetened raisins
  • 12 dried apricots
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground all spice
Instructions
  1. Add pumpkin seeds to the bowl of your food processor. Pulse on high for 1 minute, or until seeds have broken down to the size of hemp seeds.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Set food processor on high for 2-3 minutes, until all dried fruits have broken down and mixture is sticky.
  4. Meanwhile, set aside a silicon baking mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  5. Pinch about 1 ½ tablespoon at a time and roll between palms.
  6. Set completed rolled ball on baking sheet and repeat with remaining mixture.
  7. Place baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden. Store in the freezer in an air-tight container for up to 3-months or in the fridge for 2 weeks.
View nutrition information (once on page, scroll down) Gingersnap Balls-6391Where are you going this summer? What are you tips and tricks for keeping up with your allergy-free lifestyle when traveling? Everything that you share here will help thousands of other women; just like you, looking at improving their health one step at a time. Thank you for sharing your wisdom!

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