Kids use lots of energy in their busy days. Let’s fill them with high-protein snacks to keep them fueled and healthy.
2 cups nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew)
1 cup powdered milk or a couple scoops of protein powder (whey or non-dairy)
1/4 cup honey
Rolled oats or quick oats (enough to get a good thickness and texture for rolling balls)
Add-Ins (choose as many as you like): mini chocolate chips, raisins, ground flax seed (you may need to add a little liquid such as water or vanilla extract), chopped nuts, unsweetened or regular coconut.
Put ingredients in a bowl and mix. The mixture should be a little sticky. Refrigerate this for at least 30 min. Scoop out a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Store in the refrigerator or freeze.
This is a great recipe that can be simple or creative; it’s fun to make with kids. Try different variations until you find the right one for your family.