Friday, August 22, 2014

Kid-Approved Power-Packed Protein Bites

Happy Friday!! If you haven't already signed up for the Nuun Hydration GIVEAWAY, I hope you will give it a go (just click here)! I've really had a lot of fun writing for the Health & Fitness portion of the blog this week, and thought I'd round out the week with a little "Flash Back Friday" post.
The flash-back post, which has received a lot of pins on Pinterest, is a recipe for protein bites - basically a healthy form of a no-bake cookie that my kids really love.  I love them, too. They're easy to make, taste delicious and are packed full of healthy ingredients that create a great snack for your kids, pre-workout fuel for you, or post-workout recovery food as well.

Another bonus: they're actually filling! So, unlike the store-bought granola bars, which don't seem to satisfy my boys' healthy appetites, these won't leave your littles nagging you all day long for something more to eat.

I've made a few updates to the original recipe to make it even healthier and tastier! I hope you enjoy them!

Have a great weekend!!
Protein Packed Power Bites
{Printable Version}
1 cup crisp brown rice
1 cup whole grain oats (I like Bobs Red Mill, Gluten Free)
1 cup protein powder, chocolate or vanilla (We prefer one low in sugar, like this one.)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (We like this brand.)
2 tablespoons (more if you like) chia seeds
1/2 cup raw honey or agave nectar (or half and half)
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
2 tablespoons water (or more to achieve desired consistency)

Measure all ingredients into a mixing bowl.  Blend together with a large spoon or spatula until evenly combined, adding more water if necessary.  Shape into balls (a melon ball scoop makes this step easy!), and place on a waxed paper covered pan.  Refrigerate until set.  Store any left overs in the refrigerator, or freeze for later use.  Enjoy!





3 comments:

  1. Yum! Gonna make a bunch of these over the weekend. Sounds like a perfect post-long run snack.

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  2. I really liked 30 Day Shred and Ripped in 30, but I really just prefer walking. Jogging might be in my future after I build my core back up!

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