I am so pleased to introduce you to Caroline who resides, bakes and raises her squad of four kids in Monaghan. To kick off the back to School mayhem she has this delicious treat recipe for us that we can rustle up in no time.
Protein bites are so popular on the blog that I know you’ll love it and that is why I asked Caroline to share one from her new business, Healthy bites. All the links to her artistry can be found in the short interview below.
Enjoy and thank you to Caroline for sharing her wisdom!
Name: Caroline Prunty
A food lover for how long?
Thanks to my Granny I have always had a love of baking and cooking but in the last 18months I have starting baking and cooking more healthier options.
Gym or Run? Most definitely the gym.
Inside or outside workout?
Inside, allow the gym I am a member of is a converted industrial shed, so it can get very warm in the summer and you can see your breath in the winter! I love it though and wouldn’t move to another gym.
Eat out or sit in?
With being a busy mum of 4 it is a rare occasion that we all go out for a meal, but I don’t really mind as I love cooking and knowing where my meat comes from.
Nothing really can beat a nice rare fillet steak with homemade sweet potato fries, guacamole, and a side salad.
A little bit about this recipe and why you love it so much.
These peanut butter energy bites are one of the products that I offer in my range of “Healthy Bites”. Healthy Bites is a little business that I have set up over the last few months. I make and supply homemade gluten and refined sugar free treats using all-natural ingredients. Find me on Facebook @healthybitesbycaroline and Instagram @mumto4littlepeople
This recipe is very handy to make, all you need is a bowl, cup, and a few measuring spoons. They are perfect little energy bites for adults and children alike. My eldest boy loves to have some in his kit bag for after rugby training. Myself and the children love one when we come in from work/school and the 3pm slump has hit, one of these will keep us going right through homework time until dinner is ready. I always make a large batch for my family and keep them in an airtight box in the fridge and they will keep up to 2 weeks. (not that they will last that long).
1 cup jumbo oats (I use Gluten Free but not necessary)
2/3 cup coconut flakes
½ cup peanut butter (I use meridian crunchy peanut butter)
½ cup ground flaxseed (Linwoods milled flaxseed is perfect)
½ cup chocolate nibs (you can use 70% chocolate instead of the nibs if you think the nibs are too bitter but I would not recommend milk chocolate)
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Nielsen Massey is worth the extra money)
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and roll into individual balls. You might need to get your hands in there to give it a good mix. You will get approximately 20 balls depending on who big or small you make them. Store in an air tight box in the fridge.
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