Library bliss ballers

Roll your own balls with Daneyl Green

Join Daneyl Green from Mix Taste Eat on Wednesday 10 June at 10am on Facebook to start making healthy snacks using staple items from your pantry.

If you are one of those kind of throw-all-the-ingredients-in-and-blend types, this is the session for you.

  • Discover the many flavour combinations you can create for healthy eating.
  • Find out how to make food that enhances your health.
  • Learn about how different dried fruits adds flavour and how nut free ones can be made with sunflower seeds or pepitas for school friendly snacks.
Featured recipes

Cacao Date Balls
1½ cup pitted dried dates, ½ cup almonds, 2 tbs sunflower seeds, 2 tsp cacao powder, 2 tsp desiccated coconut, 1 tsp coconut oil, pinch of salt

Carrot Bliss Balls
2 carrots, chopped, 1½ cup cashews, 1 cup dates, 1 tsp of vanilla essence, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp macadamia oil

Pistachio and Cranberry Balls
2/3 cup shelled unsalted pistachios, 2/3 cup dried cranberries, 1 tsp vanilla, hemp seeds to roll in.

Sunshine Coast Libraries members have loaned healthy eating titles 31,421 times! While you are on the couch, check out the range of titles on eBooks and eMagazines available through libraries. Free access 24/7 with your library card or to get the full healthy eats experience head to the library catalogue to reserve these little kitchen champions.


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Libraries love these healthy eats eBooks:

Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started, download the ePlatform by Wheelers, RBDigital and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.


Listen on the go with these healthy eating podcasts:

  • Nutrition Diva’s Quick and Dirty Tips: Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel serves up simple, painless ways to upgrade your eating habits. Before you know it, you'will be eating healthier and feeling more fabulous.
  • Dr Joanna: Join Scottish-born Dr Joanna McMillan (one of Australia’s favourite and best-known nutrition and lifestyle specialists) on a variety of podcasts about healthy eating.
  • Sound Bites: If you are ready to move your nutrition understanding to the next level, beyond the simple tips and advice and into the science behind it all, then you might be interested in this podcast hosted by dietitian Melissa Joy Dobbins.
  • Food in Session Nutrition Podcast: Healthy eating, cooking and lifestyle made simple. Features Food in Session nutrition podcast show notes, recipes and nutrition tips. Co-hosted by a clean eating chef and author and a dietitian.

All podcasts are free and available to listen on: Android - Google Play, Procast, Downcast, Pocket Casts, Player FM and AntennaPod. iOS - Apple Podcasts app, RadioPublic, Pocket Casts, Castbox, Podbean and Stitcher. You can also stream podcast from Spotify. 


Catch up on these bliss ball blogs:

  • Mix Taste Eat: follow Daneyl Green as she creates menu plans and recipes to teach people how to cook at home with healthy ingredients.
  • Kayla Itsines: six of the best bliss ball recipes from one of Australia’s famous (and loved) fitness trainers. 
  • Tiffxo: the black belt trainer from the Biggest Loser and Gladiators Tiffiny Hall shares her top 9 snack happy bliss ball recipes
  • Mykidslickthebowl: meet Stacey, mum of 4 from New Zealand making kid-friendly food. See her carrot energy bites minus the sugar and other nasties.


Set up a healthy snacks soundtrack with these rock n’ roll ballers.

  • Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Ball and Biscuit by The White Stripes
  • Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
  • Bliss by Muse
  • Set Adrift on Memory Bliss by P.M. Dawn
  • Bliss by Tori Amos
  • It’s Nice to Be Alive by Ball Park Music

Get unlimited music streaming and download five tracks per week with Freegal. Download from the Sony catalogue and thousands of smaller labels. Sign in with your library member number and password.


Stream healthy eating sessions on Kanopy.

The Everyday Gourmet: making healthy food taste great: learn how to use healthy ingredients and seasonings, particularly international cuisines to liven up your diet. See this six episode series taught by nutrition instructor and master chef from the Culinary Institute of America. 

Food Matters: let thy food be thy medicine Join the world’s leading authorities on nutrition and natural healing. Find out what works, what does not and what is killing you. 

Set up a Kanopy account to access more films for free. First time customer - select "Add Library Card" and enter your member number and password. Create a Kanopy account, then verify your email address. Repeat customers - login to Kanopy using your email and Kanopy password. 

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