If your kids are anything like mine, their go to, “healthy” snack is carbs. Thousands of orange goldfish have floated through our cupboards over the years.
The problem with these, and any carb-heavy snack really, is that they satisfy your hunger for a short time and always leave you wanting more. As we all know, the trick to curb mid-morning and mid-afternoon hunger pangs is protein.
Enter, the energy bite. If you’ve been to a coffee shop, you’ve seen the sweet little balls rolled in coconut or cocoa, right next to the debit machine. You can pronounce all the ingredients, they’re a good source of protein, aren’t too sweet and cost about $5 for two little balls.
Well, your kids can make them themselves for a fraction of the cost and there is plenty of room to customize them. This is a healthy, fun activity for you to do with your kids, or your kids to do solo. You don’t need an oven and you can make them gluten free, dairy free and nut free.
Master Recipe for Energy Bites
Once combined, scoop them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and chill for 10-20 minutes. Roll them into a ball and you can roll them into sesame seeds or cocoa or coconut. They keep in the fridge for a week or you can freeze them!
Eventually, it’s going to get too hot to want to turn the oven on. I’m sure. Until then, enjoy the worms, fresh grass and spring blooms.