Mona lives on the sunny Gold Coast in Queensland where she works as a naturopath and is a mother of three beautiful teenage children, so Mona is well qualified to fill a book with fantastic, nutritious recipes for school and work lunches.
In addition to great recipes, the book includes really useful info about allergies and food intolerances plus tables detailing mineral rich foods and Mona's top 10 best and worst foods for health.
I talked to Mona about sharing a recipe here and she told me that her recipes for chocolate balls and protein balls are really popular. I made the chocolate balls for dessert last week when we had friends over for dinner and they were a hit, super chocolatey and sugar free!
Thanks Mona for sharing your recipe here and for writing your book. Here's to the Lunchbox Revolution and providing nutritious wholefood and great health for us and our families.
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This chocolate delight is sugar free, deliciously rich, packed with super antioxidants and will satisfy that chocolate craving. Fresh Medjool Dates provide a high source of energy, fibre, vitamins and minerals and are perfect for people on the go.
250g (or 12) Medjool Dates (pitted)
2 tablespoons Raw Cacao
1 cup Almond Meal
2 tablespoons Agave Syrup
Shredded or Dessicated Coconut for rolling
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until well combined and moist.
Roll into approximately 22 heavenly chocolate balls, tossing in coconut or raw Cacao before refrigerating.
Note: Use the raw Cacao Powder available from Health Food Stores.