Snack Idea: Raw Power Bites



Trying to find something  Jacob will like and is good for him is sometimes a chore.

We have good days and bad days.

I used to (still do, if I'm honest) get so defeated when I make an awesome, healthy meal or snack and he wants nothing to do with it or spits it out.  I'm not expecting him to scarf down kale salad with beets (although, I would be SO happy if he did!), but I do take what he eats seriously and try my best to feed him nutrient-dense food.

Like I've said before, I wish there was a formula to get him to do/eat what I wanted him to do/eat. I'm learning he's a little person with taste-buds and preferences too, but he's not going to run the show and eat goldfish and pretzels all day. Sorry, Buddy.

 These little guys were a win and are chocked full of good fats, protein, fiber and nutrients. I try to make a bunch and have them on hand. Everybody loves them.

Lauren's Raw Power Bites
(You really don't need exact measurements—I kind of just throw a little bit in and wait to see the texture with these guys.)
  • 1 1/2 cups Raw Whole Oats (not quick oats)
  • 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup (Grade B- this has the most trace minerals and nutrients, or you could use honey)
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Nut Butter- (almond, peanut, etc)
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil- melted (Organic, unrefined, expeller or cold-pressed- a great, healthy fat that I try to slip in as many things as I can. Melt over low heat, not in microwave)
  • 3/4 Cup Nuts (I had cashews and pecans on hand)
  • 3 Tbsp Ground Flax seed (must be ground to absorb the nutrients- I put them in the coffee grinder)
  • 2-3 Tbsp Chia Seeds (these are trendy right now, but they're loaded with good stuff like fiber, antioxidants, good fat, and protein)
Fully mix in food processor- it will be a bit dry feeling, but once you squeeze together they will be fine. Roll into little balls and put on cookie sheet and put in the freezer or refrigerator until firm. Keep them in there until ready to serve. (Variations: add chocolate chips, or coconut for a sweeter treat, or pitted dates for Lara Balls—those are delish)

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