If I only had five minutes to do a little meal prep for the week I’d make energy bites! They are a balanced, satisfying snack packed with protein, complex carbs and fiber, and heart-healthy fats.
These energy bites are literally the easiest to whip together, only dirty one bowl, and keep in the fridge for around a week. The flavor combinations are endless but but I love white chocolate and raisins together!
- There are 15 grams of carbs, 4 grams of protein, 6.5 grams of fat, and 2.5 grams of fiber per bite
- These have approximately a 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein which is ideal for post-workout fueling!
- Post-workout, you should consume approximately 15-25 grams of protein
- As these bites are higher in protein, fat and fiber, for pre-workout fueling, they should be consumed at least 2 hours before your session because they take longer to digest
- 1 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup + 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup raisins
- Combine the ingredients in a bowl
- With your hands, firmly press mixture into golf-ball size bites (makes about 16). They may feel a little sticky but it’ll keep them from drying out later!
- Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week
Did you make it? I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag @climbingdietitian on instagram.
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