Nourishing Nut Butter and Jelly Snacks


My family eats gluten-free.  My husband has in the past been diagnosed with an underachieve thyroid and is very sensitive to gluten.  Most recently, I have suspected that my 3-year old also has a gluten sensitivity by the partial dark circles that sometimes creep under her eyes. I’m always looking for tasty snacks to give my husband and kids the fat and protein they need.  These nourishing nut butter and jelly balls can be perfect for the paleo lifestyle, a whole foods lifestyle, or a traditional diet.

A few days ago my children requested peanut butter and jelly for lunch.   I usually keep a loaf of gluten-free bread around the house from the farmers market we were completely out of bread.

My sweet little blessings were so disappointed to find out that we had no bread at all.  So I dreamed up these nut butter and jelly balls which seemed to satisfy their appetite for PB&J.  I don’t buy much peanut butter anymore so I made these with almond butter,  you could also use any favorite nut or seed butter to make these sweet snacking gems.  These are great for both breakfast, lunch, dinner or an afternoon snack. They will most certainly going to make your little ones happy campers.

A note on nut butter: The best Nut butter to purchased are from soaked and dried seeds or to make your own by this process.  Soaking your nuts and seeds overnight in a saltwater solution reduces naturally occurring enzyme inhibitors that make nuts hard to digest and irritate the digestive tract.  If your nuts are pasteurized you can also “wake them up” by soaking them in whey or apple cider vinegar.  After soaking dehydrate and make your nut butter or purchase a Nut Butter(affiliate link) such as this one.

Nourishing Nut Butter and Jelly Snacks

1 cup of Nut Butter(affiliate link)
1 tbs of jelly – I used homemade blueberry jam
1 tbs chia seeds
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Combine the above ingredients and shape into balls.  If they are having trouble holding their shape refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.

Since our home has three children under five I can’t get enough of healthy, quick meal and snack ideas.

Does your family have any easy favorite foods for easy meals or snacks?


  1. Becky,
    Your site looks amazing! Not only is it professional but attractive. You are doing a wonderful job. See you soon.

  2. Christine Rader says:

    These sound great! Do you happen to know, or could you guess as to the calories in one?

    • Becky Webb says:

      Sorry Christine, I have no idea. I don’t encourage clients to count calories unless they are trying to get more.

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