I think I might be starting to get a reputation around the clinic. I’m not 100% sure what the reputation is, or even if its a good or bad thing.
I was talking about healthy snacking with one of my patients the other day and SHE brought up my No-Bake Energy Bites. Apparently the nurses already informed this particular patient about my energy bites. These healthy, easy to make snacks are pretty popular around the clinic. When I came across a tasty variation of these bites, I knew I had to share once again. I made them for our “Dietitian Pot Luck” and brought the leftovers to the clinic. Needless to say, they didn’t last long.
Besides these yummy snacks, I also have something very exciting to share with you…
I GRADUATED! Whoo hoo!! I completed my master’s degree in dietetics last week.
You know what that means?
More tasty recipes coming your way!
What kind of recipes would you like me to share? What nutrition topics are you interested in?
- 1 cup nuts (any variety such as walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pecans, cashews)
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened raisins
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)*
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (optional)*
- Add your nuts to a food processor and blend until the nuts are coarse (see posted picture above). Feel free to use a variety of nuts. I used a mix of cashews, peanuts, almonds, and pecans.
- Next, add the chopped nuts and the remaining ingredients to a large bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
- Roll into 1-inch balls.
- Store in an airtight container. I keep mine in the fridge to maintain the shape of the energy bite.
- *You might find by adding the chia and flaxseeds makes for a drier texture making it a little more difficult to roll into balls. However, the health benefit is worth it!