Happy Friday!! Today I’m starting off one of the many ideas I’ve been thinking about for Practically Pastries and that’s Food Friday! Every Friday I’ll share a recipe I’ve made at some point throughout the week and hopefully it will inspire you to try them out for yourself. This will also keep me accountable for actually trying a new healthy recipe every week. So, lets get started!!
With classes starting in only a few days, I wanted to try out a couple of healthy snack ideas that are easy and quick. So, when I’m in between classes or in a hurry I can just grab a few that will fill me up and I can be on my way!
4-Ingredient Energy Balls
Time: 15 Min. Prep 30 Min. Set Total: 45 Min.
Makes: 16 Balls Lasts: A week
- 1 Cup of Quakers Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter
- 1/3 Cup of Honey
- 1 tsp of Vanilla
- Mix or blend all ingredients into a mixing bowl.
- Roll mixture into small balls.
- Set in fridge for 30 minutes.
- Eat and Enjoy!
(Just an option if you want to make a high protein ball, simply add 1/2 cup of any kind of protein powder you prefer!)
Nutritional Facts (Estimations):
- 90 calories per ball
- 4g of Fat per ball
- 11g of Carbohydrates per ball
- 2.5g of Protein per ball
These were super easy to throw together and the fact that they will last me all week is exactly what I need! The honey adds a sweet taste and the texture of them is a little different because of the oats, but this is no doubt a good, healthy treat to grab on the go! I took a little spin on it and decided to split the batch in half and add semi-sweet chocolate chips to one half and cinnamon to the other half! I added 1/4 cup of Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips, but next time I think I will use mini chocolate chips and little less then this time. With the regular chips they are sometimes over powering since the balls are smaller. I didn’t measure out how much cinnamon I used, but I definitely will next time and I will probably add a little more then I did this time. I guess that means I made 5-ingredient energy balls, but the original recipe swears they are just a good without my extra add-in! This is definitely a recipe I will use again!
Original Source: Mom 4 Real
Thanks for reading and come back every Friday for more yummy food! Xx