Healthy Eating Habits: No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Bites
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You may have started a weekly meal prep routine for lunches or dinners, but it can also be smart to prepare nutritious snacks in advance. These homemade No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Bites are easy to prepare and taste like an oatmeal cookie—but with less sugar and more nutrition! Their size and consistency makes them a fantastic on-the-go snack for taking on road trips or to work. Plus, the fiber in the oats and protein and healthy fats in the nut butter can help hold you over until you break for your next meal. Store these energy bites in the fridge to keep them fresh, and pull out 1 or 2 for a quick snack when you need an energy boost.
No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Bites
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats
- ½ cup protein powder of choice (optional)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ cup smooth natural nut or seed butter of choice
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup raisins, chopped nuts or other add-in of choice
- 2-4 tablespoons liquid of choice (milk, water, etc.)
- In a large bowl, combine oats, protein powder, cinnamon and chia seeds.
- Add nut/seed butter, honey and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
- Stir in your add-in of choice. The mixture should be sticky but crumbly.
- Slowly add in 1 tablespoon of liquid at a time. Use your hands to combine and form the mixture into a ball that holds together. Add enough liquid to ensure the ball holds its shape but make sure the mixture does not become runny.
- Use your hands to shape the mixture into small, bite-sized balls. Place in a storage container, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before eating. Store energy bites in the fridge to keep them fresh!
Recipe and Photo Courtesy of: The Healthy Maven
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