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Hi moms! I wanted to share two snacks we like to keep on hand that give both the adults and kiddos in the house a boost of protein and energy we need during the day (I’m looking at you 4 pm slump). They both use peanut butter as the main ingredient, but you can easily swap it for a different nut butter or a nut butter alternative. There’s no baking involved, and both are fun to make with your little one!

Peanut Butter Banana Roll Up

  • 2 tbs peanut butter
  • 1 tb honey
  • 1 banana
  • 1 whole wheat tortilla

Spread the peanut butter evenly across the tortilla. Drizzle honey over peanut butter. Roll the banana up in the tortilla like a little banana burrito. Consume!

No Bake Energy Bites (AKA the recipe on the back of Trader Joe’s flaxseed meal)

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed meal
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup honey or maple syrup (or mix)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Optional additions:

  • cacao nibs (an energy-boosting superfood I like to pretend is chocolate chips)
  • brewers yeast (for a little lactation boost)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Form balls (I like to use a cookie scoop that makes them about 1.5 inches) and freeze until set.

Tips: If you warm up the peanut butter and honey a bit it makes it easier to mix. Sometimes I use my hands to really get it nice and thoroughly combined. I also always double the recipe and keep a bag of these bad boys in the freezer.

Enjoy!

Kellie

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