One of the things I love helping busy families with is getting ahead of the school-week grind. It seems like Monday rolls around and all parents sigh at the sight of lunch boxes and what to put in them that makes them delicious, nutritious and not repetitive. So it helps to keep snacks, that your children eat, nutritiously dense, high in protein and tasty.
These meet all requirements and are gluten free. They’re also super simple to make. If you have small children, let them help you pour the ingredients in the bowl (or food processor) and then form the balls with you. When children get to participate in the actual baking or cooking process, they’re more likely to have peeked curiosities that want to then taste what they helped make.
Take an hour on Saturday or Sunday and go ahead and chop veggies and make a few easy grab-and-go snacks so that your upcoming work/school week isn’t a sigh of frustration but of relief.
- 1 cup dry rolled oats
- ⅔ cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup ground flaxseed ("flax meal")
- ⅓-1/2 cup choc chips (the darker the better)
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- mix dry ingredients first
- add in wet and mix well
- you can either mix in a food processor or with your hands
- roll into balls and store in tupperware container in refrigerator
- NOTE: if batter sticks to your hands too much while forming balls, put a little bit of water on your palms