Energy bites are a great make-ahead snack to curb hunger between meals, after school or on busy, on-the-go days. The flavor combinations are endless and they pack easily for stashing in your bag or lunchbox for sudden hunger strikes.
Raise your hand if you have kids who always want a snack, even when dinner will be ready in 10 minutes. Or if your busy schedule has you going from school to activities before heading home for dinner and you need a little something to hold kids over? I know the feeling. Lately, I’ve been keeping a batch of energy bites on hand to keep myself and my kids from “hangry” situations.
Energy bites are similar to granola bars but in a smaller, bite-sized form. Usually made with a combination of oats, nuts or nut butter, dried fruit, and similar ingredients, these homemade snacks are perfect for taking on the go this summer. Whether you’re heading out for a day at the park, beach or pool, hitting the road, or jet-setting off on vacation, energy bites are the perfect way to keep hunger at bay.
My girls love to help mix these up and get a little messy by rolling them up into balls. If you have a nut allergy, opt for soy or sun butter in place of nut butter or replace nuts with seeds.