One of the biggest challenges is finding healthy, yet filling pre- or post-workout snacks that fit into a busy lifestyle. Now that G is in the thick of ultra training, I’ve made it a personal mission to ensure he’s eating well and eating enough. Along with that comes the extra challenge of finding and creating snacks that provide a good mix of protein, carbs and fats.
Additionally, we share a love of chocolate, so having a little in a snack really staves off the face-down-in-the-dessert situation that we’d surely find ourselves in otherwise. Enter the No-Bake Energy Bites.
With just 6 ingredients and no baking involved, you can whip up a batch of these in less than five minutes.
1 cup (dry) oats
½ cup dark chocolate chips, or carob chips
½ cup peanut butter or almond butter
½ cup ground flaxseed
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then portion the mixture into 8 servings and roll into balls. Place in an air-tight container.
Note: While none of these ingredients require the bites to be refrigerated, we found that the flavors blend well and they hold together better when refrigerated.
Here’s the nutritional breakdown:
Fat: 7 g
Protein: 6 g
Carbs: 14 g
Give them a try and let us know what you think!