Sunday, September 6, 2020

Healthy recipe: Oatmeal Energy Bites

Here is a kid-friendly recipe for oatmeal energy bites. They are full of protein, nutrients, and healthy fats, are easy for people of all ages  – especially kids  – to make, and are the perfect school, work, or any time snack.

Oatmeal Energy Bites

Servings: 20 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup rolled oats 
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 
  • ½ cup ground flax seed 
  • ¼ cup chia seeds 
  • ¾ cup peanut butter 
  • ½ cup chocolate chips 
  • 1/3 cup honey 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Directions: 

  1. Add all ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and mix until combine. 
  2. Place the bowl in the fridge and let chill for about half an hour. This helps to ensure the balls stick together when they are rolled. 
  3. After chilled, measure a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat until all mixture is used, about 20 balls. 
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for much longer. 

Nutrition Information: (1 serving) – Calories: 163; Total Fat: 10.1g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 41.8mg; Carbohydrates: 15.9g; Fiber: 4.3g; Sugar: 7.7g; Protein: 4.9g 

*Recipe courtesy of dietetic intern, Michelle Walker

 

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MB (Marybeth) Mitcham holds undergraduate degrees in the biological and human development sciences, a MPH, and is near completion of her Ph.D. When not working as a public health professional or professor of biology, this ADK 46-R can be found climbing all over the anorthosite of the Adirondack High Peaks, writing odd things, or munching on eggplant bacon.


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One Response

  1. Tim Raab says:

    Looks good. I’ll try this with almond butter, instead of peanut butter.

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