Today I want to share one of the most frequently used recipes in our home…
If you’re a mom, I don’t need to ask you if you’re busy. The two go hand in hand whether you have one kid or 20.
We try to balance work, family, laundry, dishes, cooking, and every other household chore possibly while also breastfeeding and on a very limited sleep schedule.
Healthy meals and snacks often take a back burner and out comes the macaroni and cheese, and cheez-it crackers.
I may or may not be speaking from personal experience and I only have one kid.
Because we’re busy we need stuff we can throw together pretty quickly and have on hand in the fridge to grab and go. My favorite solution?
Super easy, healthy and delicious Energy Balls.
Kid friendly, and approved by my husband and hordes of hungry frisbee players. I get asked to make these for events and they never last long.
I kept them on hand almost constantly towards the end of my pregnancy and would grab a few on the way to bed to satisfy my munchies.
They’re also fantastic for nursing mamas. Breastfeeding leaves you constantly parched and hungry, especially in the beginning, and these are a great healthy, easy snack to keep you feeling satisfied in-between meals.
I often make a double batch of energy balls and split them between my husband and I in labeled containers. Mostly so he won’t plow through them all before I get any, he likes them that much. And I should add, he’s not a hugely healthy eater…
Full of fiber, healthy fats, Omega 3’s, and protein, (and also a bit of chocolate), these are a perfect option for the busy mama to prep ahead of time.
Healthy No Bake Energy Balls
- 2 Cups Rolled Oats (can also use quick oats)
- 2 Cups Unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter (may need to add a bit more)
- 1/2-1 Cup Semi-Sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 Cup Honey
- 1 Cup Ground Flax (Or hemp hearts)
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- Combine all ingredients into bowl.
- Mix well with hands until everything is well incorporated and you can easily make a ball, adding more peanut butter if needed to hold it's shape.
- Roll into roughly 40 balls, 1 1/2" in diameter, or desired size.
- Store in the fridge in an air tight container.
Set yourself up for success by making a batch of energy balls at the beginning of the week for a healthy grab and go option!
You could also easily add chia seeds into the mix, I just never have them on hand.
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