If you've been following a long for any length of time you've likely noticed that I like to approach my healthy lifestyle with EASE. I don't want things to feel too restrictive, complicated or time-consuming.
My two top tips for crushing the nutrition game are simple.
1. INTERMITTENT FASTING using the 16:8 protocol with an extended fast thrown into the mix here and there.
2. easy MEAL PREP!
I'm often asked about the best type of meal to break your fast with and for meal prep tips. These No Bake Energy Bites serve both of those questions well! They are a great way to break a fast because they are made up of mixed macro ingredients and fiber. They also keep me from grabbing processed junk when I'm on the go. I like to make them on Sunday while I'm cooking dinner to have on hand throughout the week.
Here's the recipe!
1 cup oats (I used old-fashioned oats)
2/3 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter (I sometimes add an extra couple of tablespoons if the "dough" doesn't want to stick)
1/2 cup ground flax
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup organic honey
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well mixed. I like to do this with a rubber spatula or large spoon. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or 15 minutes in the freezer to speed up the process. This helps set the ingredients so they are easier formed into balls.
Remove and roll into balls. I used my melon baller to start the process. Mine end up being about 1 inch in diameter. This recipe made approx. 30 balls.
Macros per ball: 89 calories / 5.2g fat / 10.2g carbs / 1.8g protein
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