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High Fiber and Protein Energy Bites

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These protein energy bites will change the way you think about healthy snacking!

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I have been looking for healthy snacks to help curb my sweet tooth and afternoon cravings for chocolate. These protein energy bites are a delicious combination of my favorite no-bake cookies and a healthy homemade granola bar recipe that my family loves. The result is what I call “High Fiber and Protein Energy Bites”, and to be honest, I never thought this much protein and fiber could taste so good! Give them a try and see if you fall in love with them too!

High Fiber and Protein Energy Bites

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 cup oatmeal {I used old fashioned organic oats}
  • ½ cup gluten-free granola mix
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup walnuts {or almonds}
  • ¼ cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • ½ to ¾ cup maple syrup {you could also use 1/3 cup honey}*
  • 1 Tbsp natural cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla

* I chose not to use honey this go around because I’ve read that honey shouldn’t be consumed by children under 1 years of age and I am breastfeeding and didn’t want to chance anything. So maple syrup it was and it worked great!

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine all ingredients {in no particular order} in a mixing bowl and mix until well blended.
  2. Place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes to let them set up.
  3. Remove from fridge and roll into golf ball sized balls.
  4. Enjoy!

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These are a great snack to power you through the day, give to kids for after school snacks or to bring along to sports practice. Both flaxseed and peanut butter are high in protein and raisins and flaxseed are high in fiber.  Oatmeal and granola offer whole grains, while walnuts/almonds offer healthy fatty omegas and the syrup/honey, cocoa and vanilla offer a healthier option to sweeten the mix instead of using sugars, chocolate chips, etc.

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Healthy eating never tasted so good!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jennifer is a budget savvy mama, wife and blogger who shares haw to live a healthier life on less! Follow her lifestyle tips at BlissfullyEverAfter.net. She was a Somewhat Simple Creative Team member in 2012.

This post originally published in September 2012.

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