Friday, April 22, 2016

Protein Boost Recipes

At a loss for healthy, pre-made snacks for you AND your family that help keep you full for longer, and meet your need for protein?  Believe me, ME TOO!  My kids seem to be eating constantly!  It is not unusual for me to still be washing up from a meal and see little (boy) feet sticking out of my fridge.  We go through a HUGE amount of meat and cheese around here, as well as less healthy choices, like granola bars.  Whether I want to limit the junk (boxed snacks), or watch the budget (meat and cheese), protein bites and shakes are my go-to.

These are a favorite snack recipe of our whole family.  Seth even takes these out in the field.  And they're freezer-friendly, so feel free to double up the recipe!

Chickens in My Kitchen 5 Minute Superfood Protein Bites

1 c almond butter (can sub peanut butter if you like)
1/2 c honey*
2 t vanilla extract
1/3 c Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder**
1/3 c Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder**
1/3 c flax seeds
1/3 c chia seeds
1 c steel cut oats
4 T mini chocolate chips

*For no-sugar bites, you may substitute liquid stevia for the honey (to taste-try 1 T to start, and adjust from there), and then also substitute Arbonne's new sugar- and sweetener-free Daily Protein Boost for our flavored proteins.  Of course, remove the chocolate chips as well.  :)
**Notes: you can make these with all one flavor of protein powder if you like.

1. In a microwave safe bowl, mix almond butter and honey, and microwave for 1 minute, or until you can easily mix them together.  Add vanilla extract.  Mix again.

2.  In the meantime, in a large bowl, mix all other ingredients.

3.  Add the almond butter mixture to the dry ingredients, and mix well.  The chocolate chips may melt.  That is okay!

4.  Using a cookie scoop or large spoon, between your hands to form 1 inch balls.  *You can also press into a 9 by 13 pan and then cut into squares

5.  Refrigerate for an hour before eating, or freeze immediately.  Keep refrigerated when you can, as the bites tend to crumble a bit when warm.  If you need to travel with them, keep frozen and let them defrost as your day goes on.

Help a girl out....what's your favorite healthy snack?

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