Before becoming a parent I had heard all about how much kids could eat. Nothing prepared me for the amounts of food that an almost three year old toddler can eat, its a part time job! All day I hear “mommy let me see something” as he points to the fridge. “Mommy I’m really hungry” 10 minutes after any meal. With the eating habit of a professional eater I have to make sure that I keep snacks with staying power, we want fat and protein to ensure that they are healthy and filling and guarantee me at least a 10 minute break before the next “I’m starving.” Yes, these are super high fat but it’s good fat and this isn’t the 90’s anymore so we know that good fat is vital for growing babies, pregnant women, active people, or anyone that is alive. You need good fats! These are so easy to make and quite honestly you can eye ball the ingredients, you will dirty two dishes if that, and they make amazing bargaining chips for when your toddler refuses vegetables, I know you’re not supposed to negotiate with them, but mama needs to live.
Energy Bites // Makes 12
The coconut oil here acts as glue for the whole situation, therefore, they hold together better when refrigerated, to remain in a more solid, state. They are fine at room temperature, but note they will be more delicate and not travel as well. If you want them for travel just use coconut butter instead of oil.
1 cup rolled oats
1 scoop of Vital Proteins Vanilla-Coconut Collagen Peptides
1 scoop of Vital Proteins Vanilla Coconut Collagen Whey
1 drop of Young Living Vitality Cinnamon Bark Essential oil
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup almond butter
1/3 cup coconut oil, melt it if solid
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice
3 Tbsp. maple syrup