They say we're entitled, narcissistic, lacking work ethic, constantly needing affirmation of our overinflated self-esteem and we just won't leave the shelter of our parents and let them BE already! Well, I say I deserve a day off for my hard work, some recognition for it's superior quality and yes, Mom, I will be at dinner on Sunday.
I'm just trying to hold on to my youth, really. Aren't we all?
If we’re being honest, I’ll readily admit I’m no cook.
I don’t enjoy cooking largely because I find it to be such a long, messy process and I’m not particularly creative with recipes. But I love to eat.
A couple weeks ago I stumbled across a recipe for these delicious looking snack bites on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com). The ingredients were simple and easy to alter according to your preference. It only required a few measuring cups, a bowl and a spoon, and only took a few minutes to mix and a few minutes to prepare.
The result is a delicious snack that easily fits in my purse, doesn’t have to be heated up or cooled down before eating and satisfies both my sweet tooth and my need for nutrition.
Here it is:
1 cup oats
1/2 cup peanut butter (you can substitute almond butter, apple butter, etc.)
1/3 cup honey (I’m looking for a local supplier, let me know if you have one)
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup chocolate chips (go with dark chocolate for extra healthy points)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp vanilla
Mix ingredients in a large bowl until well blended. Refrigerate the mix for 30 minutes then shape into 1 to 1.5 inch balls. You’ll need to rinse your hands a couple times because they’ll get sticky and make it hard to roll the mixture. Place snack bites in a container of your choice (I use sandwich-sized plastic storage containers) and refrigerate for up to one week. This makes about 18 snack bites. So far I’ve made them three times and between my husband and I they never last a whole week. J