If there is one thing every bride-to-be has to deal with it’s being busy! Between planning the wedding, holding down a job, and fitting in workouts, there’s no doubt future brides might find it hard to fit in eating healthy, too.
When you’re always on the go, it’s much easier to take a quick trip through the drive thru of a fast food place or pop over to the vending machine for that pack of tiny donuts that have been calling your name. And, while planning healthy meals ahead of time sounds good in theory, it’s also not always an option. That’s why my tip for busy brides is to whip up a quick and portable healthy snack to fight off hunger and crush any junk food craving. My crispy peanut butter energy bites are a great choice! Not only do they take 5 minutes to make and are easy to tote around, they are also full of whole grains, healthy fats, and protein, all of which will keep you full and satisfied for longer periods of time. They’re also slightly sweet, which makes them perfect to crush any sweet tooth fix.
Crispy Peanut Butter Energy Bites
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey (or other sticky sweetener)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
- 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter
- In a medium bowl, add the peanut butter and honey and stir together. If the peanut butter is on the harder side, put the peanut butter and honey in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat and stir until creamy and drippy.
- To the bowl (removed from the heat if it was needed), add the vanilla extract and salt and stir together.
- Add the oats, cereal, and powdered peanut butter. Stir until everything is incorporated.
- Scoop out about 1 Tbsp of the mixture and roll it into a ball. Depending on how creamy your peanut butter is, it might work better to press the mixture together rather than roll it.
- Placed the formed balls on a plate or cookie sheet and place in the fridge to firm up (about 20-30 min).
- Pack up your delicious on-the-go snack!
Kaylie Booth is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose lifelong sweet tooth drove her to start HealthyHacks.net. Before studying human nutrition, Kaylie earned a B.A. in Dance Performance. During her time as a professional dancer, she learned to appreciate what healthy eating does for your body and physical fitness level. This is what motivated her to become a dietitian. But, knowing she could never give up desserts, she created Healthy Hacks, a healthy dessert blog where she shares recipes that reflect her love for creating wholesome, nutrient dense desserts that taste anything but healthy!