Tuesday, April 22, 2014
What a Great Man! And...a Recipe for Gluten-Free, Cholesterol-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Blueberry Balls
We had the glorious opportunity to escape for a few days to a cabin near a mostly-frozen lake. It was strange to leave the green grass of home and go where the snow still lingers. Total relaxation enveloped us, and it was worth enduring the slush and ice. My husband is a great man, and it was awesome to chat with him for hours about education, our children, and the joy of the gospel.
As we were enjoying these days off, we knew that my husband would likely get a phone call soon about his yearly physical exam results, particularly his cholesterol level. Yep...a few hours after we returned home, the phone call came that his cholesterol levels are high. So...we are launching into not only using the low-fat gluten-free recipes from my cookbook, but hoping to invent desserts to reward his efforts to eat cholesterol free. It is a new level of learning and cooking for sure.
I hope you will enjoy the new recipe I invented for him. He longs to eat something sweet after dinner, and he likes these...which is always a relief when inventions are in the works! Our two daughters liked them, as well. Give these treats a try. :)
Chocolate Oatmeal Blueberry Balls
1 cup gluten-free quick oatmeal
1 teaspoon cocoa
2 tablespoons Blueberry Craisins®
4 tablespoons date pieces
2 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons vanilla almond milk
1. Pulse oatmeal in blender or food processor until it resembles coarse flour. Pour into small bowl.
2. Add remaining ingredients.
3. Form into one-inch balls. Chill until ready to serve.
Makes 14-16 one-inch balls