Since we have decided to try and eat healthier, one area we really struggle with is snacking. I didn't realize how often we grab a snack, whether it be right after getting home from work, or a 4th meal, we like easy grab-n'-go snacks. Unfortunately, before, we would often grab something unhealthy. That is one area that was in desperate need of a change!
I am so thankful for the internet, that is just filled with a plethora of recipes for healthy eating! And the joy of recipes is that you can modify them to your heart's desire (like this recipe).
One thing with snacks, is that often they are filled with empty calories. Calories that do not necessarily fill you up for the long run, but fill up that waistband. That is why I love this recipe because it fills you up with what I call "the good stuff." These healthy bites are very similar the the granola balls that I have made in the past, but these are modified just a bit.
So if you are looking for a quick and easy snack that is worth every bit, give these healthy bites a try!
- 1 c. rolled oats
- 1 c. sweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 c. ground flaxseed
- 1/2 c. peanut butter
- 1/3 c. honey
- 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
- 1 t. vanilla
- Optional: craisins, raisins, m&ms
- Mix all of the ingredients together
- Refrigerate mixture for 45 minutes
- Roll into balls
- Store in refrigerator