Texas Hur.


I just wanted to thank you so much for the sweet and kind words in response to my post on Sunday.

I am so glad that I wrote it.

I hope that it can inspire and help others going through the same thing.

It’s rodeo season here.

All I want is to eat a turkey leg.

Oh, and of course watch any rodeo festivity involving a cute cowboy and his horse.


I haven’t decided if I will go yet.

I’m usually last minute.

Plus work schedule + gotta have a cute outfit + gotta have Texas hair….you get me…it’s complicated.

I’m the queen of snack food.

If you haven’t heard.

I once got a blank stare from my cousin when we went to eat lunch one day and I pulled out a mini container of freshly grated Parmesan cheese from my purse.

Yes, I consider that a snack.

Condiments can be snacks.

Work with me here.

Sometimes snacks have to be healthy.

So we can eat 238939873873 zillion of them and not feel guilty.

There is no guilt on this blog.

Carrots are healthy.


My Italian grandmother always tells me they are good for my eyes.


Then we add some walnuts and dates.


Because duh…those are healthy too.


I added some homemade coconut butter to the mix just because it’s awesome.


Carrot cake bites, people.


I know you are probably like freaking out over this whole “bite” thing.


To have a little taste of carrot cake in one bite…


and it be healthy…?


Oh yes, I said it.



Carrot Cake Snack Bites
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 38
Healthy carrot-cake like energy bites chock full of walnuts, dates, coconut butter, and freshly grated carrots. Gluten-free, paleo, raw, vegan, refined sugar-free.
  • 3 large carrots
  • 1 c. pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 c. raw walnuts
  • 1 T. coconut butter
  • 2 T. coconut flour
  • ½ t. ground cinnamon
  • ½ t. pure Mexican vanilla extract
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large food processor and pulse until the mixture begins to stick together.
  2. Line an 8 in. square baking pan w/ parchment paper.
  3. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and freeze until set.
  4. Cut into small square pieces and snack!



  1. julie says:

    I have searched your website mangiablog for the homemade coconut butter recipe forever and I can’t find it. CAn you send me a link to the recipe so I can make my own.


    • Chelsy says:

      Julie, it’s under my how to: coconut butter in my recipe index.

      • Jennifer Jesso says:

        Could you substitute coconut oil for coconut butter? Thanks!

        • Chelsy says:

          Jennifer, coconut oil is a little more drippy. Coconut butter is slightly thicker, kind of like peanut butter. You could try. Sometimes I do it 🙂

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