Energy Bites Recipe
I'm HUNGRY! Seriously, like all the time. People told me that I would be while I am breastfeeding, but holy peanut butter bites, I didn't really think they meant THAT hungry. Being a new mom it can be tough finding time to eat, let alone to actually make food (which is where our delicious Primal meals come in!). While I had started losing my baby weight, a few weeks after baby Wyatt's - or as i like to call him, B Dubs - birth, my weight loss stalled and I even gained a few pounds back. Did you know you can stall weight loss if you aren't eating enough? I knew I wasn't getting in the calories I needed to sustain myself and make food for Wyatt so I really started focusing on eating more. If you've ever tried to eat more while staying on a healthy diet, you probably know it can be tough.
In addition to eating Primal meals, I started making and stocking my fridge with peanut butter oat bites. These have been the perfect on-the-go snack for me. They have enough fat, carbs and protein to keep me going between meals!
This week I am going to share the recipe with you. Feel free to use any nut butter you prefer! I use peanut butter because it is slightly higher in protein but these would be just as delicious with almond or cashew butter!
Ingredients: Makes approximately 12 bites
1 1/3 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Rolled Oats
2 TBSP Honey or Maple Syrup (more or less to taste)
1/4 cup Ground Flax Seed
1/4 cup Hemp Hearts
1/4 cup Mini Dark Chocolate Chips (optional)
Add everything to a large bowl and mix. Form into 1 inch balls and refrigerate until ready to eat.
This can be made without the flax seed and hemp hearts but you may need to reduce the amount of peanut butter you use by about 1/2 cup. This is definitely a recipe you can play around with so have some fun and make it your own! If you don't eat oats try adding different nuts or dried fruits. If you come up with something delicious, share it with us in the comments section!
See you back next week!