These Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites contain only 6 ingredients and are full of fiber and healthy fats for a nutritious and satisfying snack any time of day!
Do you ever get in a snack rut and can only think of offering your kids goldfish or pretzels? Honestly I do at times but as a dietitian I try to offer enough variety so when I’m in a rush or have run out of fresh fruit, offering them snacks like crackers isn’t a big deal. Of course crackers or other grain-based snacks are super simple to offer, but homemade snacks like these energy bites do not take much time either.
You may be thinking I don’t have time to make my own snacks, I barely have enough time to shop for snacks! Well these bites take about 10 minutes to make and can be a great way to get your kids involved in the kitchen. Even 2 year olds can help stir the mix and and older kids can help form the energy bites. I offered these bites to my family when my husband was home and let’s just say between the 5 of us, the bites didn’t last long! Next time I’ll be doubling the batch.
Of course I do NOT make homemade snacks on a regular basis. My healthy go-to snacks include: bananas, sliced apples, clementines, raw veggies (carrots, bell peppers) and hummus, yogurt (usually Greek), and cheese with whole grain crackers.
These bites are full of nutritious ingredients along with a little sweetness added from the mini chocolate chips. Oats are 100% whole grain and a good source of fiber. Almond butter and chia seeds contain omega-3s (healthy fats) and chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber. Quite the powerhouse of nutrients in these bite-size snacks.
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