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Make your own tasty energy bites

4-25-14 Energy bite ingredientsBy Melissa Schlicht

Are you sick of the same old healthy snacks? Carrots and yogurt and celery and blah…blah…blah…munch munch munch and your still hUnGry!  These energy bites pack a punch, give you a boost and dare I say…. come in as a close second to a no-bake cookie. They are packed with protein, omega-3, and fiber to help give you the energy you need to make it through the day. So here is the skinny on ingredients, price and nutrition.

Ingredients:

1 Cup Dry Oats ($1.99 at Witbeck’s in Clare)

½ Cup

Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal (Bob’s Red Mill is $3.99 at Witbeck’s in Clare)

1/3 Cup Pure Honey – (Local honey from B&W Honey farm in Beaverton $14.99 at Witbeck’s in Clare 40 oz)

½ Cup

Natural Peanut butter (Jif is $3.89 at Witbeck’s)

½ Cup

Mini dark chocolate chips (Nestle $3.45 at Witbeck’s in Clare)

Measure all ingredients into one bowl and mix together, roll into balls and refrigerate. Sounds easy right! Ha! Here’s a few pointers to avoid super sticky hands and energy mushballs.4-25-14 Energy bites

After you mix everything together in the bowl, refrigerate for 30 minutes to set up. If you omit this step you will be licking half your energy bite material off your hands like a feline for up to 20 minutes. Also, a little Italian trick I learned making pizza dough…put some olive oil hands on your before rolling the energy bites so they don’t stick. If you’re not Italian you could definitely use butter flavor pan spray.

The recipe yields 20-25 energy bites when rolled into 1″ balls.  Nutritional Information per serving: Calories: 84 Carbs: 10g Fat: 5g Protein: 2g Sugar: 6g Fiber: 1g

WW PointsPlus: 3

 

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