This page is for recipes I find and use, plus ones that I create based on foods I like. Look for updates!!
Easy Go-To Snacks
No Bake Energy Bites – originally found this on Facebook but it comes from thewhoot.com.au
1 cup (dry) oatmeal
2/3 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
Mix all together, scoop out and allowed to set in the fridge (or freezer) for about 30 mins. I use a 1 or 1.5 ice cream scoop to make mine look pretty. You can roll them in your hand also.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge.
Anna’s update – I really like the mini chocolate chips they seem to work better for me for these small snacks. I will also increase the amount of vanilla extract to 1 Tbsp.
Dark Chocolate and Oat Clusters – originally found on www.health.com
2 Tbls peanut butter
2 Tbls 1% low-fat milk
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
Heat peanut butter, milk, and chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat 3 minutes or until chips melt.
Stir in oats. Remove from heat.
With a spoon, small ice cream scoop, or melon baller, drop 8 ball-shaped portions on a wax paper−lined baking sheet. Let set in fridge 10 minutes.
|Calories per serving:||160|
|Fat per serving:||8g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||3g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||3.5g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||1.5g|
|Protein per serving:||5g|
|Carbohydrate per serving:||19g|
|Fiber per serving:||3g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||0mg|
|Sodium per serving:||40mg|
|Rs per serving:||1.7g|
Anna’s update – I used 65% Dark chocolate chunks, Flax seed (4 Tbls), Chia seeds (1/4 cup), coconut chips (1/2 cup) and unsweetened vanilla almond milk instead of regular milk. I followed the directions as I have above, but when I mixed in the oats I added in the flaxseed, chia seeds and coconut chips.
My updated nutritional information is for one ball:
Calories – 86
Fat (g) – 5.8
Sodium (mg) – 16.2
Carbs (g) – 7.4
Fiber (g) – 2
Sugars (g) – 2.7
Protein (g) – 2.5
I keep them in the fridge for an easy snack.
Snacks are super important, if I have healthy, filling and tasteful ones then I am satisfied. So one last snack that I love is this!
I chop up 1 cup of fresh fruit, in the picture is fresh peaches and strawberries and add 1 tsp of stevia to sweeten a little. I add 1/3 cup of my favorite granola (Kind Oats and Honey Granola) and then 1 container of greek yogurt (my current favorite is Oikos Triple Zero).
Mix it all up and enjoy! You get at least 1 serving of fruits, healthy grains, protein and for me, you can eat the entire thing and not feel guilty or deprived.
I call this one Chicken Slaw. It’s kind of a cole-slaw but not really a chicken salad. I got this one off of a paleo recipe site (that I now can’t find, but will update if I do).
4 diced chicken breasts
1 jar sun dried tomatoes
1 diced apple
1/2 bag of sliced almonds
1/2 head of shredded green or purple cabbage
olive oil, black pepper, and white balsamic vinegar to taste
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy.
Anna’s update: I use a rotisserie chicken from Sam’s club (can get them for $4) and just shred up the meat. I also use broccoli slaw instead of cabbage. I buy a box at Kroger and throw in the entire container.
Grown up egg salad
This is one recipe that I made up based on foods I like.
1 avocado, cubed
1 hard boiled egg, sliced
2 cups baby spinach
1 tomato, cubed (or used smaller cherry tomatoes)
1 juice of a lemon
2-3 TBl mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients together and enjoy. I mix this up minus the spinach in the morning before work and it transports well. Something else I do is bring all the ingredients with me to work and quickly throw it together at lunch so it’s really fresh.