These Healthy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls only take a couple of minutes to make! All you need are a handful of ingredients and a fridge, presto, healthy energy bites that contain only real food!
Most people are under the impression that healthy eating doesn’t include sweets. That’s a misconception. You and your kids can enjoy sweets (the right kind) and in moderation as a part of a healthy diet.
One thing you should try to steer clear of are the prepackaged goods. Most granola bars, cookies and protein bars are loaded with sugar, unhealthy fats and ingredients that you can’t even pronounce. They may be a quick fix but they aren’t doing your kids (or you) any good.
Your best bet, when you want to make healthier choices, is to make your own snacks and treats, from scratch, they are simple and easy to make. These Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls take a total of sixty seconds (ok, maybe a little longer) to make but there’s no baking involved and they are packed full of good stuff.
What you need for these healthy oatmeal peanut butter balls:
- rolled oats
- ground flax seed
- chia seeds
- chocolate chips
- natural peanut butter
- cinnamon (optional)
A few healthy facts about the ingredients:
Rolled oats are whole food cereal that provide fiber and B vitamins.
Ground flax seed are healthy omega 3 fats and also act like a tooth brush for our intestines.
Chia seeds are a good protein source.
Dark chocolate chips add anti oxidant properties.
Honey is a natural sweetener that also provides antibacterial benefits.
Peanut butter is a healthy fat/protein combination.
These are all real food ingredients. There’s no preservatives, no artificial sweeteners and there’s no refined sugar. You’ll mix all these ingredients together in a bowl and roll into balls (or press into a cake pan). You can also roll the balls into more coconut if you like. Throw them into the fridge to chill and enjoy. They are freezer friendly so make lots and keep them for later.
If your child is allergic to peanut butter, try any replacement, they word great too but look for one that is a whole food (not made by man in a factory).
Try our creamy Watermelon Ice (great ice cream replacement), made with only two ingredients. Perfectly healthy and delicious treats for the kids.
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Healthy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls
Super quick, deliciously healthy snacks with lots of good for you real food ingredients!
2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
½ cup of ground flax seed
1 tablespoon of black chia seeds
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ cup of raw honey (maple syrup is good too)
½ cup of peanut butter -natural
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut (half kept to roll in – optional)
½ cup of dark chocolate chips
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Roll into 1 inch balls.
- Toss in the coconut.
- Set on cookie sheet
- Chill in fridge for 2 hours.