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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No Bake Peppermint Brownies (Vegan)

No Bake Peppermint Brownies that are vegan.  They are the perfect holiday bars!  All you need is about 10 minutes to make  them!

These no bake Mint chocolate brownies only call for 5 simple ingredients!  I was eating the batter right out of the food processor and let me tell you it’s delicious!

If you have some guests with dietary restrictions, then these might be a good option.  If you are a lover of all things peppermint, you may also like my 4 ingredient peppermint fudge or my peppermint truffles.


no bake peppermint brownies


I used pecans in this recipe, but walnuts would be good as well.  I think even sunflower seeds may work for a nut free option.

This easy no bake recipe could be made ahead of time so you have on less thing to cook on the day of your holiday party.

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4 Ingredient Healthy Buckeyes (Vegan)

4 Ingredient Healthy Buckeyes. Do you know what buckeyes are?  I made some healthy buckeyes for you!  Buckeyes are a dessert that originates in Ohio.

According to Wikipedia, the buckeye candy resembles the buckeye tree, which is the state tree in Ohio.  I am not from Ohio and I have only driven through it a couple times.

However, I have had buckeye candy and it’s delicious! So I had to create a healthier version.

Basically, it’s a peanut butter fudge which is covered almost entirely in chocolate.  You can’t really go wrong when you think about peanut butter and fudge right?  Well traditional buckeyes are made from powdered sugar and other processed ingredients.

Not mine!  All you need is 4 ingredients to make my version.  If you like recipes with minimal ingredients, you may also like this post with 20 healthy dessert recipes with 5 ingredients or less.


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You guys!  This recipe is seriously easy to make!  The balls themselves have no added sugar.   The chocolate chips contain a little.  Not much when you think of how thin the layer of chocolate around the ball is.

These healthy buckeyes are vegan, gluten free and grain free.  I hope you enjoy them.  As you read this, I am on my way to Florida for my family’s first real vacation together ever.

My husband and I never even got a honeymoon, so this trip is huge for us! We are super excited to be able to take the kids to Disney.  Why am I telling you this?

Just to let you know that it may take me a little longer than usual to answer any questions/comments you may have.

During the time that I am gone, I do have several guest posts lined up, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, I plan to be posting a little about our trip on Instagram.  Feel free to follow along.  Onto the recipe.

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Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites.  Time for another pumpkin recipe!  This time it’s pumpkin energy bites.  I already have a no bake pumpkin cookie recipe on my blog, but I wanted to create another one that would be great pre or post workouts.

These energy bites are packed with protein.  While these pumpkin pie energy bites are gluten free, they are not grain free.  If you wanted a grain free option for energy bites, you could probably just use nuts instead of oats.


pumpkin pie energy bites


You can make up these healthy energy bites in just a matter of minutes.  They also have no sugar added.  They are only sweetened with dates and cranberries.  I found cranberries at Natural Grocers that were sweetened with apples vs most cranberries that are sweetened with processed sugar.

I bet these energy bites would be great to put into your kiddos lunch boxes since they are nut free. 🙂

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Blueberry Bliss Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo)

I don’t know if you noticed, but I love recipes that use only a few ingredients.  These Blueberry Bliss Bars are just that.  All you need is 4 simple ingredients to make these blueberry bliss bars!

This no bake recipe is perfect for summer.  I know I don’t want to spend time in my kitchen with the oven on.  It’s hot down here in Dallas!


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These yummy bliss bars are vegan, gluten free and paleo.  This was my first time using creamed coconut and I have to say that it was pretty much exactly like coconut butter.  The only difference I noticed, was that creamed coconut seemed to soften faster out of the fridge.

Another great thing you could do with these no bake bars is drizzle a little of my 3 ingredient chocolate over the top.  Yum!  If you do that, then you will need to keep the bars in the freezer.

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Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites (Vegan)

Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites. They are so good!  I know I have a lot of energy bites to choose from on my blog.   I am a big fan of no bake cookies and healthy energy bites.

I picked up some dried cherries the other day and that is how I had the inspiration to make these cherry energy bites.

These healthy energy bites would make a great pre or post workout snack.  In fact I just had a couple of them after my yoga class.


Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites


These cherry chocolate energy bites are vegan and gluten free.  If you wanted to make them grain free, you might be able to use sunflower seeds in place of the oats.

This no bake recipe is super easy to make!  It’s a great recipe to do with your young kids.

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