This healthy snack bites recipes makes approximately 30 pieces.
Do you snack between meals?
Maybe need a quick recovery snack after a workout? Are you looking for a healthy snack to offer the kids between meals throughout the day? These bites might be a great addition to your recipe collection!
Snacking definitely happens in our house! It is rare that my children would be able to make it between breakfast around 7a and lunch around 12p without a snack!
I usually have a *rough* rule that they can grab a fruit or a vegetable for a snack. Otherwise, they will eat the entire snack cupboard AND the fruits and vegetables! They get particularly “hungry” if they are bored, so we try to keep them busy, but sometimes a snack is just needed!
Post workout snacks, anyone?
Additionally, It is also nice to have a good go-to for after a workout. Within 20 minutes of exercise is an ideal time to replace those glycogen stores you used during exercise. Getting in a little post-workout fuel helps the body to repair and build muscle. The general rule of thumb is to take in a carbohydrate to protein ratio of about 3:1, respectively, after exercising. These bites are a great source of nutritious carbohydrates with a little protein, so I can grab one of these with a cheese stick or hard-boiled egg and I am all be set!
These healthy snack bites are an excellent combination of nutritious carbohydrates, protein, and fat! They take just 15 minutes to make! And, they taste amazing!! I plan to use these as a staple food to keep around for a healthy snack. I might reduce the honey and trial different seeds, nuts & dried fruit. They were excellent as they are, though!
These Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites by @gimmesomeoven, original author, are just the thing to hit the spot. Link here: Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites to her site as she has many great recipes to try! I modified the recipe just a bit based on the portion sizes of ingredients I had on hand, so I included the adjusted recipe below.
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I think these would be delicious with other nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. You could even substitute the honey with pure maple syrup for another option. They are so versatile! I loved using pistachios in these bites as I have never used pistachio nuts in bites or bars before! The flavor is incredible! We tend to love Wonderful brand Pistachios, though generally buy them in shells. The shelled version made them easy to toss in!
Cranberry Pistachio Bites
- 10 oz Dates, chopped
- 1/3 cup Honey I use local honey!
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 Tbsp Flax, ground
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 1/2 cup Oats, old fashioned
- 1 cup Pistachio nuts, shelled
- 1 cup Cranberries, dried
- 1/3 cup Chocolate Chips, white
- Combine the dates, honey, chia seeds, ground flax seed and salt in a food processor. Pulse until smooth.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl and add oats, pistachios, cranberries, and white chocolate chips. Stir until combined and ingredients are even throughout.
- Use your hands to roll 1" balls (or the size of your choice). If you find the ingredients too sticky or difficult to work with, you can refrigerate for about 30 minutes before rolling them.
- Store bites in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. (Stored at room temperature, they will lose shape!)