Tahini & Fig Calcium Ball Recipe

Don’t consume much dairy and concerned about your calcium needs and bone health? Fortunately milk and their by products aren’t the only source to get this mineral.

Figs (especially dried), almonds, tahini (especially unhulled) , sesame seeds, canned salmon/sardines with the bones in them, broccoli, kale, Bok Choy & soy (edamame, tempeh, tofu) are all rich in calcium. So don’t sweat if dairy isn’t apart of your life, because all of these other foods can be.

Tahini and Fig Calcium Balls

To celebrate these plant based sources here is an idea to package some of them together in what we can deem as a ‘foodie calcium ball’ .

This Recipe makes approx 6: 1/2 cup dried figs chopped, 1/3 cup almonds, 2 heaped tablespoons tahini, 1 tsp vanilla extract & ground cinnamon. Blitz in a food processor until well combined (mixture will be crumbly but when pressed together should hold shape). Roll small handfuls into spheres and serve. Great to freeze so make in bulk! .

Oh how I love the wonderful world of nutrition!!