Coconut and Chia Balls | Mummahood

I’m passionate about getting healthy, nutritious but also tasty food down my family – Ava included. And just because she’s a toddler (and they’re normally pretty fussy and don’t like trying new things) doesn’t mean I’ll let her eat just anything.

She (like both her mummy and daddy!) love to snack and this means that I experiment a lot with snack foods for us all and this one has become a firm favourite.


Coconutty, a bit gooey and pretty irresistible – my version of the chia ball is the perfect bite-size, nutrient packed snack to carry around in your nappy bag.

Ready in minutes – here’s how to make them.


1 cup desiccated coconut

2 cups medjool dates, pitted

2 tablespoons cacao nibs

2 tablespoons chia seeds

2 tablespoons almond butter

2 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons water


1. Place all the ingredient into a food processor or even a nutribullet and blend until a dough forms
2. Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper lining it
3. Roll into bite sized balls and put them in the fridge to chill

And that is it!

I hope you enjoy them and let me know what your little one thinks!

Here’s a pic of Ava – chia ball in each hand and one in her mouth – safe to say she’s a fan!
healthy snacks for toddlers

With love

Bex xx

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