Nearing the intimidating age of 30, a lot of things are likely going through our heads. All our friends are starting to have babies. We’ve come to the realization our career no long allows us to jet off backpacking for a year. And there a few more wrinkles than we remember being their last year. If that all wasn’t enough, us women have to seriously think about our long term health goals. Do I want strong and healthy bones post menopause? Do I want to be independent with my daily activities right up until the last day. I think yes. Ensuring our calcium needs are being met is not an easy task. There is only so much kale, kefir, choy sum we can fit into one day (for other non-dairy sources of calcium see see 10 Surprising Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium). Our bones continue being built until about age 30, so in the last sprint to the dirty thirty I want to make sure I’m giving my bones the nutrients they need. These Simple High Calcium Citrus and Fig Energy Balls are a good way to pack in maximum calcium into a delicious morning or afternoon snack. Chia, tahini and figs are all good sources of this essential mineral, and luckily they all taste great together!
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