My goodness, I need to make a huge stash of these energy balls!
They make an excellent lunch box treat and is packed with good stuff. These little energy balls will fill a tummy hole and keep little ones going without giving them a sugar-spike!
I must confess, I also love these Energy Balls as a pre-run or pre-workout snack…
They’re just big enough to fill that little gap without weighing you down.
And did I mention lunch boxes?! My kids absolutely LOVE these, they actually call them chocolates..! Haha!
Fine with me… I’ll pack them these ‘chocolates’ everyday.
Makes: 15 balls
Time: 15 minutes
You will need:
1 cup oats
1 cup desiccated coconut, unsweetened
1/2 cup dried cranberries, unsweetened
1 small banana
2 tbsp. nut butter or peanut butter without any additives or sugar
Toast the oats and coconut in a pan until golden and toasty.
Place the oats, coconut and cranberries in a blender and blitz until well-mixed and the cranberries are little nibs.
Mash the banana with a fork and mix in the oats blend and nut butter.
Shape into small bite-sized balls and keep in the fridge.
If you’re on a strict LCHF journey, or just starting out, rather give these a miss, as oats are not part of a low carb lifestyle.
For growing kids, oats is perfect.
If you’re not ‘sick’ and lead quite an active lifestyle, a cup split over 15 balls are perfectly fine too.
You could play around with different flavours too; try adding some cocoa powder!
Hey, what’s your go-to lunch box snack? Would you like to see some more lunch box recipes? It’s something I’ve been meaning to focus on for a while now.
Hopefully I’ll be able to release a fab selection of lunch box ideas – and if you’re keen, please sign up to my mailing list so you’ll be in the know…
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