Are you looking for a healthy, quick, grab-and-go snack for you and your whole family?
Most of the so-called “health” bars, granola bars, and protein bars on the market today contain questionable ingredients. Many of which are hard to pronounce, are most likely processed, and genetically modified. Plus they are packaged which means they are full of preservatives. YUCK!
Fruits, veggies,grass fed beef jerky and even raw nuts are great snack options. But if you are looking for something a little more filling try my oat energy bites! These delicious little balls are made from REAL food and nothing FAKE! They are full of healthy fats, protein and complex carbs making them a well- balanced healthy whole food snack.
I even like to enjoy a few for dessert as they are sweetened lightly with dates and raw honey (natural sugars).
OAT ENERGY BITES
1 cup raw cashews puréed in food processor
Add 10 pitted dates, purée
1/2 cup gluten free oats
1/4 cup raw coconut flakes (unsweetened)
2 heaping TBSP raw almond butter
1 TBSP coconut oil or coconut butter
1 tsp raw honey
Shake in some cinnamon
Run all ingredients through food processor (just pulse) until thicker paste comes together
Fold in just a little bit of mini choc chips (I use Enjoy Life brand) or chopped walnuts
Wet hands and roll into balls put in freezer for 20 min to set.
Keep in fridge in airtight container to snack on through the week!
Be well 🙂
This blog originally posted for www.shefit.com