Yummy & Healthy Treat

With Halloween over for another year and Christmas planning starting my daily schedule has just been ramped up from busy to insane so I have been thinking a lot about how I will maintain healthy eating during this busy time.  Meal planning takes care of the core meals but it's sometimes falls down when it comes to snacks.

I found a super yummy treat this past weekend when we attend a Halloween party at our chiropractor's office.  It was so neat that they had a Holistic Nutritionist there to give the kids a lesson in healthy eating and the amounts of sugar in candy.  She was giving out samples of something called "Sun Energy Balls" and of course my monsters took them because there was a smarties on them.  Sophie & Hayden finished the whole thing but Laila handed hers over after the chocolate was eaten (baby steps with her).  I finished hers and was surprised at how yummy it was.  I picked up the ingredients on Sunday and whipped up my own batch.

They are super easy to make and certainly pack a punch for nutrition.

Here's the recipe found at  Bundles of Energy

What you will need:

  • 1 cup Organic Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup of either Sunbutter or natural peanut butter or raw almond butter
  • 4 tablespoons Honey
  • 1/2 cup Hemp seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
How to make them:

Here is the tough part...Ready !  Place all the ingredients in a med. mixing bowl and stir until completely mixed together.   Use your hands (I used my smallest melon baller) to scoop and roll into small balls.  Place in a storage container and store in the fridge or freezer.

If you would like a little extra sweetness you can roll the balls in shredded Coconut, Cacao or shaved raw chocolate.  I did try the Cacao but did not like the taste I might try the coconut next but they are perfectly fine on their own.

Enjoy !!

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1 comment:

FamilyFoodFitnessandFun said...

Nomnomnom...I'm going to make these for sure. I just bought hemp hearts at Costco last week! And I have Sunbutter already. What nut butter did you make yours with?