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This is a guest post from Sammi of Grounded & Surrounded
This incredibly simple snack recipe was born out of the necessity to bring nut-free, healthy food items to school. Fortunately, my children do not go to a school that requires this, but I know so many of you do. Gone are the days of packing a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch at many schools due to peanut allergies.
Great family meals don’t have to be complicated. This mini cookbook serves up 10 easy meals, each only requiring 5 ingredients or less
You will love the replacement of traditional peanut butter with the flavor and creaminess of SunButter, an alternative made from sunflower seeds. It’s amazing the varieties of products we have to choose from these days, isn’t it?
Here is what you need:3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal 1/2 cup SunButter 1/2 cup honey 1 cup dried strawberries
Step 1: On a small cutting board, chop dried strawberries into small bits.
Step 2: Add all four ingredients to a large bowl.
Step 3: Stir until well combined.
Step 4: Take a spoonful of the energy bite mixture and form into a ball. You should end up with 25-30 balls or bites of energy. Store in the refrigerator or freezer
Recipe Notes: SunButter is made with sunflower seeds, and can replace traditional nut butter in recipes.
Pb & J Energy Bites
All you need is four ingredients to create this simple and fun energy bite recipe that just happens to be nut-free and completely school-friendly!
- 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
- 1/2 cup SunButter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 cup dried strawberries
On a small cutting board, chop dried strawberries into small bits.
Add all four ingredients to a large bowl.
Stir until well combined.
Take a spoonful of the energy bite mixture and form into a ball. You should end up with 25-30 balls or bites of energy. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
SunButter, made with sunflower seeds, and can replace traditional nut butter in recipes.
Sammi Ricke likes to keep things simple, delicious, and nutritious in her kitchen. She enjoys the challenge of finding unique ways to incorporate “just one more whole food” into every meal while leaving just enough room for life’s essentials: chocolate and peanut butter. If you are looking for “healthified” versions of your family’s favorite meals be sure to visit Sammi’s Grounded & Surrounded Blog. You can also find her on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook.