Do you guys have healthy routines that you follow? or tips on how you stay fit? Being a food blogger is tough because I am constantly surrounded by delicious food. My thing: I am a grazing queen. I snack throughout the day and munch here and there on little things. And at meal time, I serve myself small portions. . this is the only way I can do it and still eat the foods I want because I hate denying myself food.
I’m also a pretty active person too and go running maybe 3-4 times a week so when I’m hungry, I snack. You’ll always find a KIND bar, CLIF bar, granola bar or some kind of snacky thing in my purse or bag at all times. But I never finish the entire thing. . remember I try to eat small portions so I’ll always have half of these bars in my purse for later.
I immediately opened each one and tasted all 5 in one sitting. Oh, yes I did. I know you would have done the same thing. At least I used 5 different spoons.
All of the peanut butters were so delicious. . but the Mighty Maple and I just connected. I can’t explain it. . it was just one of those instant connections where no words needed to be said. We just get each other. All-natural peanut butter blended with yummy maple syrup. I die. Seriously.
The next logical thing? I made these energy bite/power ball things. And they’re no bake. Here’s the thing about no bake . . it’s like the most awesome thing in the world. You don’t have to mess with your oven (which, if you’re in CA and still in like 80-90 degree weather, the oven is the last thing you want to turn on), there’s no baking involved and you get to enjoy your treats faster. It’s a win-win.
So, now I’m carrying these mighty maple energy bites in my purse and because they are just the right size, I don’t have any half eaten anything left.
You’ve got to try these. . they are sooooo good!
No Bake Mighty Maple Energy Bites
- 1 cup + 1 tablespoon old fashioned rolled oats
- 3/4 cup Mighty Maple Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup sunflower kernels
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1 heaping tablespoon flax seeds
- 1/3 cup hazelnut meal/flour for rolling
- Special equipment suggested: cookie scoop
- Using a food processor, pulse together the oats, Mighty Maple peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips, cranberries, sunflower kernels, coconut, almonds and flax seeds until fully combined.
- Using a cookie scoop if you have one, form the mixture into balls (about a tablespoon and 1/2) and roll in the hazelnut meal/flour (if using) and place them on a baking sheet.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes and enjoy! Energy bites can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for 3-5 days.
Recipe adapted from The Food Network
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Peanut Butter & Co. did send me some samples to try. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.