Have you tried protein balls or energy bites as some people call them? If you have not tried them, I plan to come to your house and deliver a box. These darn things looked unappetizing to me for the longest time and one day my yoga teacher was saying her children found a recipe and made it and between the three of them they could not stop eating them. She was just raving about how good they were and she was telling us she tacked a little extra cardio onto her routine that day to compensate for how many she actually did eat.
There are tons of variations on this recipe that you can make- the most common is just with chocolate chips. I decided to create a little spin on mine by using white chocolate and dried cherry. You can absolutely substitute any toppings you like- toasted coconut, nuts, dried cranberry, chopped apples… These are incredibly versatile.
I love to grab one of these before a workout or after a workout. They are surprisingly filling and hit the sweet tooth without being a total disaster for your diet. I do suggest being careful though- these are so good you could easily eat the entire tray 😉 (or at least I could and apparently my yoga teacher.)
If you have kiddos these are a fantastic snack idea. My girls have snack recess at school and always complain it takes too long to eat snack and they don’t have time to play. My solution is to pop these in lunchboxes and the kids can basically finish it in seconds, feel full and have the energy to zip off to the monkey bars.
So here is the basic recipe I use. Please note you may want to add some variations on this recipe according to your own personal taste.