Snacks

Some of these are legit recipes. Others are not. At all. Just new twists on old favorites to spice up your current snack routine.

Power Bites 

Protein Cookie Dough

Happy snacking

One word for these – obsessed. They’re tasty, pack a punch of protein and are great for traveling – perfect energy boost for busy peeps!

What You Need:
(Makes approx. 24 balls)
Chocolate Protein Powder – 1 big scoop (or two small, depending on your protein of choice)
Quick Oats – 1 cup
Natural Peanut Butter – ½ cup
Honey – 1/4 cup
Raisins – 1/4 cup
 (or a little less, to your liking)
Mini Chocolate Chips – 2 tbsp

In a medium bowl, combine protein powder and oats
Add the peanut butter and chunk it up so it mixes well with the dry ingredients
Add honey and continue mixing until it firms up
Add chocolate chips and raisins, mix in well
Roll into balls, place on a plate and refrigerate to firm

*I like to keep a few in the fridge for a quick snack and freeze the rest for later

Perked-Up Apples

This is not a recipe or really innovative in any way. It’s just one of my favorite post-run snacks.

What You Need:
1 apple (any variety)
Peanut Butter
Chocolate chips, nuts, oats or raisins, to your liking

Slice the apple into rings
Attempt to spread peanut butter on each slice (I struggle with this. Seriously.)
Top with additional ingredients, if desired

Straight-up peanut butter slices with apples is delish on it’s own. And dipping slices directly into peanut butter is acceptable

Healthy 5-Ingredient Cookies IMG_4609

For those times you don’t want to rip into a box of Girl Scout cookies or Oreos – okay, there’s never a time we all don’t want to do that, let’s not get crazy. How about, for the times you want a treat that’s a little healthier and without tons of added sugar.

What You Need:
(makes half a dozen cookies)
Ripe banana – 1
Quick oats – 1/2 cup
Chocolate protein powder – 1/2 scoop
Peanut butter – 1 spoonful
Mini chocolate chips – 1-2ish tbsp

Preheat oven to 350 and spray a cookie sheet
Mix all ingredients, assemble onto cookie sheet
Bake for 15ish minutes

Rainbow Fruit Kabobs

Again, not really a recipe, not earth-shattering. When a sugar craving hits, washed, cut & easy-to-eat fruit is always good to have in the fridge. Also, I made these for a party and they were a hit.

What You Need:
(makes one dozen kabobs – or just make a few for quick snacks)
Skewers – 12
Strawberries – 1/2 pkg or so, enough for 12 pieces
Clementines – 2 or so, enough for 12 pieces
Banana – 1 small or so, enough for 12 pieces
Kiwi – 3 or so, enough for 12 pieces
Blueberries – 1/2 pkg or so, enough for 24-36 pieces
Red Grapes – 1/2 cup or so, enough for 12 pieces

Wash, peel and slice all fruit
Place one piece (or two-three for the blueberries) on kabobs, in rainbow order