Protein Packed Energy Bites

I have a new snack recipe for you!   Protein Packed Energy Bites.  These Protein Packed Energy Bites get a lot of their protein from quinoa.  Quinoa is one of the only complete plant based proteins.  In addition to the quinoa, I have also added some seeds.  These healthy energy bites are healthy and super easy to make.  They would make a great pre or post workout snack.

Protein Packed Energy Bites

These energy bites are vegan and gluten free.  I used quinoa flakes which are similar to quick oats in texture.  If you didn’t want to use the quinoa flakes, you can probably use quick oats in their place.  Nuts may also be a good sub for those that are grain free.  If you like energy bites, you may also like my grain free energy bites or my 3 ingredient energy bites.

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Homemade Goldfish Crackers

If most of you have kids like I do, you know that Goldfish crackers are a staple snack at most schools.  Well I made some Homemade Goldfish Crackers.  They are a cinch to make.  Unlike the store bought version, my goldfish crackers are also gluten free and vegan!  They have been kid and husband approved!  I wish I had made a double batch because my homemade goldfish crackers did not even last the day!  If you like this, you may also like my Homemade Wheat Thins or my Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Homemade Vegan Goldfish - My Whole Food Life

My 5 year old liked these so much, she kept trying to steal them as I was taking a picture for the blog.  So I decided to take her pic and of course she modeled like a total ham!  Love her!

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Quinoa Granola Bars

Have you  been wanting to get more quinoa into your diet?  These Quinoa Granola Bars would be a great way to start.  Why is quinoa so great?  It’s packed with a good amount of iron and fiber that will help keep you full.  Quinoa is also one of the only plant based complete proteins.  Which means it contains all 9 amino acids that our body requires for nutrition.  It has a nutty flavor.  Since quinoa is technically a seed, it is grain free as well.  It is a perfect option for those who cannot tolerate oats.  I used quinoa flakes to make these Quinoa Granola Bars.  They look almost like quick oats.  If you like homemade snack bar recipes, you may want to check out the rest of my snack bar recipes.

Quinoa Granola Bars - My Whole Food Life

This healthy granola bar recipe is super easy to make.  In fact, there is no baking required.  All you need is 7 ingredients to make them.  If you needed a nut free option for school lunch boxes, I think sunflower butter could easily be replaced for the almond butter I used.  These Quinoa Granola Bars are vegan, gluten free and grain free.  This recipe is great because you can use it as a base to create your own bars.  I can think of many fun ingredients to add.  They would never get boring.  I hope you enjoy!  You may also like my German Chocolate Quinoa Brownies.

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