August Recipe – High Protein Energy Bites

The August recipe is High Protein Energy Bites. These easy no-bake bites can act as a snack or a treat! Click on this post for the full recipe.

 
High Protein Energy Bites
Preparation:10 minutes
Yields: 20-25 bites
Serving Size: 1 ball
 
 
Ingredients
1 cup crispy puffed rice cereal
1/2 cup chopped unsalted pretzels
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
 
Directions
  • Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. (This step makes the mixture easier to shape.)
  •  Remove and shape into small 1-inch balls, or press into the bottom of a parchment-lined baking pan to make granola bars.
  • Enjoy immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.
**It is not essential that these be refrigerated, but it helps the balls to keep their shape.
 
Nutrients per Serving:
Calories: 118, Protein: 3.2 g, Carbohydrates: 12g, Fat: 7.3g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 20 mg, Potassium: 103mg, Phosphorous: 62mg, Calcium: 17mg, Fiber: 2 g
 
Renal and diabetic food choices:
1 starch, 1 fat, ½ protein
 
Adapted from: www.gimmesomeoven.com