It’s no surprise that I love food, specially snacks and sweets, I mean, even the ol’ Instagram name is “erinrunsforcake.” LOL
So I have spent the last year or so testing out all sorts of recipes that would be nutritious and help me fuel for long training sessions, but also satisfy the sweet tooth and watch my calories. This has been my go-to snack.
- 1 c. raw oats
- 1/2 c. oat flour (I use raw oats and grind them up)
- 1/2 c. ground flaxseed
- 1/4 c. honey
- 1/2 c. natural peanut butter
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
I seriously just dump all of the ingredients in a big mixing bowl, and with clean hands, mix it up and then make little 1″ balls. No baking, no cooking, nothing for me to screw up. Easy-peasy! They sit in an airtight container for several days, although truth be told, they don’t last that long because everyone in the house will walk by and grab one to snack on.
I usually pack two of them in a small container for my after lunch snack and that keeps me away from the candy machine at 3pm. They will seriously fill you up!
If you give this recipe a try, let me know how you like them!