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Chocolate-Orange energy balls

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These handy little energy balls are filled with the most nutritious and wholesome ingredients that will kick start your morning or give you an energy boost during the day. I tend to make these on Sundays to keep in the fridge for the rest of the week or make a large batch to freeze.

I have mentioned previously how I love to support local growers and other East African products.  This particular recipe includes Tanga Orange essence and cacao powder by a company called The Epicurious Hedgehog from Tanzania.

all-bottlesNatural Extracts Industries. Ltd currently works with over 1200 smallholder farmers, from the regions of Kilimanjaro, Tanga, Mbeya, Kilombero and Morogoro, who are the backbone of this entire social enterprise. This number of farmers is only expected to grow with time, as demand for their products continues to flourish. Of these thousands of farmers, NEI appoints 35 women and men country-wide…

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My Healthy Habit Challenge: I’m Gonna Start Reading Nutrition Labels — Healthy Habit Challenge

Welcome to our Healthy Habit Challenge! Instead of focusing on (impossible-to-keep) New Year’s resolutions, we’re challenging four writers to start a new healthy habit. These challenges aren’t about cutting out sugar or going on a diet, or focused on the negative. They’re about doing something new and good — and making it second-nature. I’m not what you would call an uninformed consumer — in addition to being budget-conscious basically from birth (thanks, Mom!), I worked at Good Housekeeping for more than four years, writing about products tested by the Good Housekeeping Institute, and have reported on grocery-shopping trends for years. Plus, as a personal trainer and because of a medically necessary diet (womps!), I’m generally pretty good about scanning the nutritional facts and looking for certain things on food labels. Specifically, I’m really good at looking to see if something contains gluten.

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