Do you ever just have a craving for something sweet?
All day, every day?
I can eat healthy all day long, but put some Dove chocolate in front of me and chances are pretty good I’ll enjoy one two Okay, fine, five. And since Sunday afternoons call for baking, I decided to combine a few of my favorite ingredients over the weekend to bring you Peanut Butter Chia Seed Energy Bites!
I also just needed an excuse to use these adorable mixing bowls I got for Christmas. How cute are they!?
This easy-to-make, simple treat will satisfy your craving for something sweet without feeling guilty or putting a stop on those New Year’s Resolutions.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 4.5 tbsp. peanut butter
- 1.5 cups quick oats
- 2 tbsp. chia seeds
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1/4 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate chips
Easy, right?! In fact, these are so easy to make that we’ll skip over the list of directions part. Simply combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl, stirring to evenly coat the oats with peanut butter and honey. These two ingredients act as the glue that holds the dough together.
After mixing, shape the dough into small balls and set in the freezer to chill.
One recipe makes approximately 16 energy bites. Unless you eat lots of dough when you’re making them, then you’ll end up with less
With under 100 calories each, one of these energy bites contains approximately 10 grams carbs, 2.5 grams protein, and 4.5 grams fat. I don’t usually post specifics of the nutritional content for all of my recipes, but I’ve started learning more about focusing on the macronutrients you eat every day, like carbs, protein, and fats. It’s pretty interesting to look at the type of calories you’re taking in, rather than focusing on only the number itself. Paying attention to your “macros,” as people refer to them, will help make sure you are getting the right amount of healthy fats, protein, and carbs to fuel your body, depending upon your workout regimen, weight, and goals. Stay tuned for a blog post about that soon!
Hope you’re having a great week so far! It’s felt like a Monday all day long since I was off school yesterday. I still made sure to start the week off right with a run yesterday and today. Don’t mind my sweaty hair plastered against my face. No excuses!
What are your favorite go-to recipes when you’re craving something sweet?