Energy Bites

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I’m not obsessive with feeding my kids all healthy, all the time.  I’ve been known to throw goldfish crackers their way and perhaps even some fruit snacks.

But when I find a snack that’s healthy and super easy to make, I’m willing to give it a shot.

That’s the whole reason we all go for processed anyway, right?  Because it’s easy?  (And so good!).  But processed foods lack nutrients, so it won’t last long for the kiddos and they’ll be asking for another snack in no time.

A friend introduced me to these raw, vegan energy bites.  With a tiny tweak to the recipe, my family loves them.  Especially the toddler!!  And a little bonus, she loves to help make them too.

These raw, vegan, gluten-free energy bites are delicious, and so easy!!

You will need:

3/4 cup raw almonds

3/4 cup raw cashews (I like them better with roasted cashews, but with those, it wouldn’t all be raw.  I don’t mind, but some people do.)

3/4 cup of dates

1 Tablespoon chia seeds

Throw everything together in a food processor and blend.  I used my Ninja .

It takes a bit, but when everything starts to stick together, it’s done.

Roll into bite sized balls and stick in the refrigerator.  They are delicious!  Plus it’s nice to have something I feel good about giving to my daughter to snack on.

These raw, vegan, gluten-free Energy Bites are so easy and delicious!!

What healthy snack does your family love?

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10 Comments

  • Reply shelah@mosswoodconnections.com

    These are so yummy and if you have the kids help roll them they also use their fine motor skills.

    August 12, 2014 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply maggiemaysgifts

    I love how you can add anything you want to these! And they look so filling!

    August 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply Valerie

    That’s awesome! So, silly question – are dates sweet? I mean, do the dates add a sweet quality to them? 🙂

    August 12, 2014 at 6:24 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Yes, they are sweet. I like dates on their own too to snack on, but some people don’t because of the texture.

      August 12, 2014 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    These look awesome! I am def going to try these one day! Pinning! 🙂

    March 24, 2016 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Shelah

    I really like making energy bites with kids. This version look really delicious!

    March 24, 2016 at 12:58 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Me too! Both of my kids love this one!

      March 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Jules Ruud

    Yes! Saving this. I need healthier snacks around the house aside from Greek yogurt and berries. I just love my fruit. Definitely making these.

    March 28, 2016 at 7:14 pm
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