No Bake Protein Bites

We have all reached for the bag of potato chips, chocolate cookies or in my case usually goldfish, at some point during the day. You’re hungry or bored (or hungry and bored) and you didn’t pack anything healthy to bring to work. Or the case may be that any healthy choices are uninteresting or too difficult. I’m not going to pretend to solve that problem totally but I have found something that is super easy to make, you can store it in your fridge for a week and they actually do taste delicious. The no bake protein bites have been a craze for a while now but they are new to me so I’m excited and sharing it with all of you. There are endless ways to craft these and I will probably try using raisins instead of chocolate chips and maybe some almond butter instead of peanut butter. But for now, this recipe works great! One ball if made the size of a golf ball is roughly 165 calories and  5 grams of protein. (You can also consider adding protein powder if you’re working out and need the extra protein).

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Ingredients:

This should make 12 snack bites.

  • 1 cup of dry oatmeal
  • 2/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey (I used half agave nectar and half honey)
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ (or flaxseed)
  • 1/4 cup or so of dark chocolate chips

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Instructions:

Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or so to get everything cold. Then roll them into balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and eat one for your late afternoon snack!

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