Breakfast Energy Bites
Ok, I am sure that most of you moms have a kiddo or two that’s picky.
I do too. My oldest can be choosy when it comes to food and some of the medication he takes makes him not hungry certain times of the day. Getting him to eat enough protein is challenging most days.
Luckily I found this recipe on The Recipe Critic for Protein Poppers that my kids will actually eat. Even my oldest will eat them most of the time.
I’ve made a couple of changes to the original recipe in order to add some more “healthy stuff”. I swapped some of the flaxseed for Chia seeds and instead of chocolate chips, I substituted Mini M&Ms.
Okay, the M&M’s aren’t healthy, but I figure most kids who like chocolate will at least give something a try if there are M&Ms in it.
I love these bites because they are no-bake, full of protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.
Even with all that stuff, they still taste delicious.
Breakfast Energy Bites might not be the prettiest food you’ll ever eat, but give them a try.
If you like peanut butter and chocolate and want a quick breakfast or snack you can grab on your way out the door, you’ll love them….and your kids might too.
Quick note: if you don’t like or have Chia seeds, just swap for flaxseed.
You could also use almond butter or something similar in place of peanut butter. Lots of other items could be added as well including dried fruit, nuts, and even dark chocolate chunks.
I usually double the recipe, that way I get about 25-30 bites. They keep in the refrigerator really well.