faux dough

This is a recipe stumbled upon on the ever popular pinterest, which is heaven for anyone who likes to look at food, eat food, make food….well you get the picture. My husband and I recently joined a gym and have been getting up to get there at 6am before work. I don’t like breakfast food—give me a cold piece of pizza any day over eggs and sausage—and my stomach is especially never happy about being up at odd hours. I saw these and thought they’d be the perfect pre-workout breakfast snack. Easy to pop one or two, healthy, and I hoped—–yummy. Every once in a while I’ll be inspired by something that sounds healthy and I think about how great it’d be to incorporate it into our regular snacks or meals, and usually it will stick for a week or two and then fade because deep down it’s not as good as the unhealthy stuff (pita chips and hummus are an exception—they have stuck in our lives forever, yum!) Okay so that was the build up—these little things are GOOD. Like pop one or five in the morning and then mid afternoon snack and then after dinner dessert good. I am going to say it and you won’t believe me, but I swear I’m not exaggerating…

These taste like cookie dough.

They are sooooo good and they are perfect in the morning before working out (or like I said, i eat them through the day). Better than a regular granola bar and not too sweet. I want you to try making these once just to try them. You will be so impressed. And flax seed is great fiber, high in antioxidants and omega 3 essential fatty acids, lowers cholesterol, stabilizes blood sugar, and may even fight cancer. Peanut butter adds protein, and oatmeal is also great fiber and good for your heart. So much good, tasting so good. These energy bites are just too easy and so….good!

no bake energy bites
from smashed peas and carrots

1 cup oatmeal
½ cup peanut butter (or sub in almond butter, etc)
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
½ cup ground flaxseed (to be honest, I just use whole)
½ cup mini chocolate chips (semisweet, dark, milk, etc)
1 tsp vanilla
  • Mix all ingredients together and place in the fridge for at least 30 min.
  • Remove from fridge, roll into balls (I used my cookie scoop) and keep in an air tight container in the fridge to be snacked on when you need them.

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