No-Bake & Nut-free Powerbites

Happy Healthy Food Friday, my friends! We’re at the mid-way through August mark and ready or not, school is just around the corner (one week for us here in Boston). For the next number of weeks I’m going to be focusing on back-to-school treats for you or your kiddos that are packed with brain foods to keep you going throughout the day. I’ll also be focusing on easy weeknight dinner options including one-pot, make-ahead, and crock-pot meals. I’d love to hear from you guys in the comments below of specifics you are looking for!

 

Let’s start with an easy breezy no-bake snack that is loaded with healthy whole ingredients and of course, healthy fats, protein, and carbs. Sunflower seeds are a powerhouse and contain awesome health benefits. They also make for a nut-free option to bring to schools that don’t allow nuts! 

The Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

 

So what do we have going on here?  Easy, no-bake, nut-free, deliciousand packed with nutrients to fuel you up mid-day.

 

No-Bake & Nut-free Powerbites

 

No-Bake & Nut-free Powerbites

 

 

No Bake Nut-Free Powerbites

Preparation 10 min 2017-06-25T00:10:00+00:00 Serves 10     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup sunbutter (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1/2 cup mix of dried craneberries, golden raisins, and dark chocolate chips (these or these are great)

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix well
  • Roll into balls and let chill, you can perfect the shape further once they chill in the refrigerator
  • Remove and enjoy!
  • Recipe Notes

  • I like to store them in the refrigerator
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    No-Bake & Nut-free Powerbites

     

    No-Bake & Nut-free Powerbites

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