Energy bites are one of my favourite healthy snacks, there are so many variations that I never get bored. They are packed full of nutrients and provide a much needed energy boost in the afternoon. I make a batch a couple of times a week and keep them in the fridge to snack on whenever I get hungry. They are quick and easy to make and you can use almost any combination of oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit. I compiled a list of 20 of the best no bake energy bites recipes. There are lots of different flavours so I am sure there will be something to suit everyone.
Fruity Flapjack Energy Bites from Eats Amazing
Chia Energy Bites from My Fussy Eater
Apple and Cinnamon Energy Bites from Hungry Healthy Happy.
No-Bake Energy Bites from Rosalilium
Chocolate Orange Energy Bites from Paleo Diet and Fitness
Coconut, Pistachio and Matcha Energy Bites from Jan’s Family Notebook
Cacao Nibs Energy Balls from Lylia Rose
Vegan, Raw Mini Energy Bars from Captain Bobcat Blog
Lemon Blueberry Energy Bites from My Whole Food Life
Cacao and Roasted Hazelnut Energy Balls from Nutritiously Naughty
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Energy Bites from Homemade Health
Lemon Coconut Energy Balls from Nourished Naturally
Lemon Drizzle Energy Balls from Made by Luci
Cranberry Almond Energy Bites from A Cedar Spoon
Lime Coconut Energy Bites from Running on Real Food
Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls from Natalie’s Food and Health
Almond Butter Energy Bites from Joy Food Sunshine
Raspberry Coconut Breakfast Balls from Healthy Little Foodies
Pineapple Coconut Energy Balls from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Cranberry Vanilla Energy Bites from Recipe Runner
What is your favourite energy bites recipe?
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Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers is one of our favourite recipes, it is delicious and super healthy too. The fajita seasoning is mild enough for children to enjoy. It is quick and easy to prepare making it a perfect midweek family meal. The recipe serves two but is easily doubled.
2 chicken breasts
2-3 mushrooms (optional)
2 tsp mild chilli powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne
Chop the chicken and onion and fry until onion is soft and chicken is cooked through.
Meanwhile half and deseed the peppers in place in a preheated oven at 180C.
When the onion and chicken is ready stir in the fajita seasoning and fry for a few more minutes.
Then put the chicken mixture into the peppers and top with grated cheese.
Place in the oven for another 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve with salad or vegatables.
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This Meaty Pasta Bake is one of our favourite Slimming World Friendly recipes and the children love it too. It is easy to make and only takes half an hour. Perfect for a quick midweek dinner!
We use Fusili Pasta but Penne would be good too. You can use more or less than 300g on mince depending on how much meat you like. This serves 2 adults and 4 children in our house but will easily serve four adults. If you are feeding less than this you could save the leftovers for lunch the next day. This Meaty Pasta Bake is Syn free without the cheese.
Ingredients: (Serves 4)
400g of Pasta
300g of lean mince
2 Tbsp of Tomato Puree
Grated Cheese (Optional)
Tsp Mixed Herbs
Put the pasta on to cook.
Meanwhile fry the onion until soft then add the mince and brown.
In a bowl, mix two eggs, the quark, tomato puree, herbs and a pinch of salt.
When pasta is cooked, drain and place in an oven proof dish and add the mince and onion.
Then add the sauce mixture and stir it all together.
Place in a preheated oven at 180C fror 10 minutes.
Take out of the oven and give it a good stir.
Top with grated cheese and place in oven for another 10 minutes.
Rmove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes.
Serve with vegetables or salad.
I have been interested in trying Matcha Green Tea for a while so was pleased to get the opportunity when Pure Chimp sent me some. I have been enjoying the tea as a hot drink but as it is a fine powder it is also easy to add to a variety of recipes. I created this energy bite recipe including two of my favourite foods, pistachio nuts and coconut! These energy bites are easy to make and so delicious. They are perfect for an afternoon pick me up and provide that much needed energy boost to keep me going until dinner.
Matcha Green Tea leaves are grown in the same way as those used for regular green tea until the last two weeks when they are grown under a protective cover. This is responsible for the extra ‘greenness’ and also the amazing health benefits. The leaves are then dried and slowly ground to a fine powder. The tea has numerous health benefits including boosting metabolism, increasing energy levels and it is full of antioxidants.
I have experienced an increase in energy while drinking Matcha Tea especially when consumed first thing in the morning. It is delicious with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice added to it. If I need an energy boost in the afternoon then these Energy Bites are the perfect snack. They only take about 10 minutes to make. I roll the balls in ground pistacios and coconut but you can skip this step if you want them ready faster and with less mess! This recipe will make about 16 Energy Bites.
1 cup of dates
1/2 cup of pistachio nuts
1/4 cup of ground almonds
1/4 cup of dessicated coconut
2 tbsp of Coconut Oil
1 tsp of matcha tea powder
Place the pistachios in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Take out 3 tbsp and put aside to roll the balls in later. Also save 3 tbsp of the dessicated coconut
Chop the dates into small pieces and add to the food processor along with the the rest of the ingredients. Process until all the ingredients are incorporated and the consistency is right for forming balls. If the mixture is too dry add a little more coconut oil, if it is too wet add some more ground almonds.
Form the mixture into balls, about 2 tsp at a time and roll in either the pistachios or coconut.
Place on a baking tray and refridgerate for a couple of hours. Then transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge. They will keep for about a week in the fridge or you could make a big batch and freeze.
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This is a really simple activity that only takes a few minutes to prepare. My boys had great fun, they love anything that involves sprinkles!
You will need:
200g milk chocolate
selection of sprinkles
Makes about 32 chocolate buttons.
Lay out some greaseproof paper onto 2 baking trays. Melt the chocolate over a very low heat. Use a teaspoon to drop the chocolate onto the greaseproof paper. Use the back of the spoon to lightly flatten the chocolate into button shapes. Decorate with your choice of sprinkles. Place the trays in the fridge until set. When they are set transfer to a container and store in the fridge. If left too long at room temperature they will start to melt.