Energy Bites

I’m all about healthy, bite sized, craving crushing, energy giving snacks!  I love making stuff like this and putting them in the fridge or freezer and just grabbing them for on-the-go “treats” to help keep blood sugar levels stable and hunger at bay between meals. This is adapted from a beachbody recipe for carrot cake energy balls. I swapped out several ingredients, using chocolate rather than vanilla Shakeology was just one altered ingredient and I love it!!

  
Ingredients:

  • 1.5 scoops chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 6 dates
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in food processor and pulse until “dough” is mixed evenly. 
  • Roll into 15 balls (I use a small cookie dough scoop)
  • Done! Enjoy! 
  • Freeze or refrigerate the rest ❤️

xoxo, Jess

Banana Coconut Overnight Oats

Hmmmmm. These things have intrigued me and kinda scared me all at the same time for quite awhile now!! But, don’t knock it till you try it, right? I’m the kind of person who HAS to try something for myself before I decide anything about it. It’s good to hear other opinions…but…. 
So I decided tonight’s the night 😊 Although, I had to find a recipe that really appealed to me (and that I already had ingredients for!). I basically took some from here and some from there and made this one up. A lot of them called for either chia seeds or flax seeds and I used neither this time around.   

  
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 mashed banana 
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut

Mix all the ingredients in small bowl then transfer to medium sized (abt 16 oz) mason jar. Screw lid on tight and place in fridge overnight! 

Ok…I’ll be trying this in the morn…but I hear you can have them cold or warmed up and even garnish with extra fruit (I might drizzle some peanut butter over mine! 😍) 

I’ll let ya know my verdict in the morning… 

I’m the meantime I want to hear your favorite recipes if you’ve tried this!!

xoxo,

Jess 💜

Healthy Chicken Salad 

This is DELISH! I imagine it will be a favorite summer recipe for us this year! Good on romaine, good in a wrap…good all by itself! 

I LOVE easy recipes and this definitely qualifies! We grilled the chicken tonight but it would be even easier on a busy night of you grabbed a rotisserie chicken and cut your time down even more 🤗

  
Ingredients:

2 cups chopped, grilled or baked chicken breast

1/2 cup slivered almonds

2 of your favorite tart apples,  finely chopped

1/2 cup red grapes, cut in half

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 

One serving = 1/2 cup salad:                         1/2 red, 1/4 purple,  1/4 blue

ENJOY! 😍