These are two of my favorite homemade healthy “fast food” recipes. You can make these bars or bites and store them in the fridge or freezer for easy on-the-go snacks between meals or as a meal addition. They also help satisfy sweet cravings with a much healthier option. As soon as you try these you’ll understand why they are a household favorite for my family and one of my favorite snacks to serve at wellness events!
Complete Protein Bars
- 1 ½ cups of crunchy nut butter (My faves are Earth Balance Coconut Peanut Butter or Trader Joe’s Cashew Butter)
- ¼ cup of organic or local honey
- ½ cup of dairy-free milk (my fave is cashew milk or hemp (nut-free) milk
- 2 cups of organic, gluten-free oats
- 1 serving of vanilla or chocolate Complete
- ½ cup of organic shredded coconut
- ¼ cup of dairy-free mini chocolate chips
- optional: ¼ cup of flax, hemp or chia seeds (or combo of all)
Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper, letting a little extra drape over the sides. Over low heat, warm the nut butter, honey, and milk in a saucepan and stir until combined. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add the nut butter mixture and stir until well combined. Press mixture into baking dish and refrigerate for at least an hour. Cut into squares or bars and store in airtight container in the fridge.
Oatmeal Chocolate Energy Bites
- 2 servings of chocolate Complete
- 1/2 cup organic or local honey
- 1/2 cup nut butter
- 1 cup of gluten-free, organic oats
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and roll into balls. Store in the fridge in air tight container or freeze in small baggies for easy on-the-go snacks.