Need a new snack idea? Yea, me too…I needed a new snack that was equal parts delicious & packed with protein so I would stay fuller for longer & especially something that is easy for on-the-go. I mean hello…pregnant lady with a toddler. Let’s make it easy, shall we? Oh, added bonus, these are no-bake. You literally dump the ingredients, scoop & enjoy.
Here’s the scoop (pun intended)…I recently became semi-addicted to store-bought protein bars (which shall not be named) for post-workouts & meal supplements on-the-go. Long story short, when I started to really read the ingredients, my mind was blown. So, I wanted to create my own protein balls that would get the job done.
I love that these protein balls are not only packed with key energy driving ingredients for these last few weeks of pregnancy when let’s be honest, energy levels are at an all-time low, but they’re also chock full of oats which will be GREAT once breastfeeding begins. Mamas, trust, oats = milk making. I know I’ll be making these on a bi-weekly basis at least from here on out. Y.U.M!
Serving Size: 1 1/2 dozen balls // Prep Time: 5 min // Cook Time: 30 min (fridge time)
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 2 tbs chia seeds
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl and combine. If mixture is too wet, add more oats & if mixture is too dry, add more honey/maple syrup.
- Place bowl in the fridge for 30 min – it will make it easier to form into balls.
- Using a cookie scoop, form into 1 in. balls. Place in freezer safe container and separate layers of protein balls with parchment paper to keep from them all sticking.
- Enjoy for days and days and days and days…