Baller Lunch

My lunch for today is, as my too-cool-for-school brother might say, BALLER! However, before we get to that, let's just have a moment of silence for my dessert last night. Straight up fruit with a touch of cocoa powder for good measure.

Okay, moving on. I took a little inspiration from a certain Hangry Lady and mashed up about 1/3 cup black beans with 1/2 of a fairly large sweet potato. I broke into the spice cabinet and got attacked by the cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, but I eventually made it out alive...paprika and oregano in hand!
Mash, mash, mash!
As you can see in the photo above, I added a cheese cube to the center of each bean ball. Because cheese makes everything better. :) Next, roll the little guys in lotsa ground flax!
I baked mine at about 375/400*F for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, I chopped up some mango and strawberries to make my morning go a bit more smoothly. These two beauties were so fresh and perfectly ripe. I had to pinch myself to realize it was not a dream.
BTW, mango and strawberries were a match made in heaven.
Eventually, I opted to pull the toasty balls outta the oven. It was 9:45 by this time (these are for lunch today!), but I couldn't resist breaking one open to see what went on within the flax-y exterior. I'm like a 5 year old on Christmas morning.
When's lunch?

You can get yourself a free sample of flax by entering your email into that little box on my right side bar, so if you have never given flax a try...DO IT! I plan to do a post on flax sometime in the future because I have gotten asked quite a few legit questions, including the following:
"I've seen flax around the blog world a lot, but I didn't really have any desire to try it. I really don't understand what it is or what it's for. Can you taste it? I prefer fats that taste good!!"
Why do you eat flax?


  1. I havent had flax yet but I do have a bag here from Whole Foods. I bought it when it was on sale, 2 for 1. I gave a bag to my bf and he puts in it his oats every morning. Oh ya, he is an oats converter now. Maybe its just me but I think it's soooo funny since he hated oats before I made them for him. Haha.

  2. Is that my question? I don't remember Haha! It sounds like something I would say :)

    <3 Tori

  3. oh my gaaaaaaawd. I made these today! I got the recipe from Caitlin @ Healthy Tipping Point's blog and am obsessed. Why are we such twins?!

  4. Yep, Tori! I think that was your question. Although, you weren't the only one. I am going to do an answer post sometime soon! :)

    Jenny...Weren't they soooo good?!

  5. I can't wait to try those balls myself! They look amaze =)

  6. Those look amazing!! I MUST make them!
    <3 jess

  7. totally agree, mango + strawberry is heaven.
    i like baking a lot with flax, it adds a little variety in texture and just a liiittle hint of nutty flavor that really MAKES a cookie, ya know?


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