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An Easy, Healthy Snack Recipe + Gluten Free

Finally, a healthy snack recipe that is easy to make! If you are ready to eat more than processed, snack bars to adhere to your diet, this is the perfect recipe for you. These No-Bake Energy Bites can be modified to be gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. After being diagnosed with Late Onset Type 1 Diabetes, I have modified this recipe to make it lower in sugar content.

*This video is before I was diagnosed as a person with Type 1 Diabetes! Substitutions in recipe below to make this lower in sugar.

I was ecstatic to see this super easy, healthy, delicious, and allergen-friendly recipe by Trader Joe’s on the back of their organic flaxseed meal. I always enjoy finding healthy snack ideas. Being someone that does not enjoy spending hours cooking, this recipe can be made with just six ingredients.

These no-bake energy bites can be made as allergen-friendly as you like. Easily substitute items in this healthy recipe. The ingredient list below are items that can be found at most grocery stores.

No-Bake Energy Bites Recipe ( For Lower Carb & Lower Sugar I have added substitutions.)

  1. 1 Cup Rolled Oats

  2. 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips * Substitute 1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder

  3. 1/2 Cup Ground Flaxseed Meal

  4. 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

  5. 1/3 Cup Honey or Maple Syrup * Substitute 2-3 Teaspoons of Truvia

  6. 1 TSP Vanilla Extract

*When substituting protein powder and Truvia, I also use more peanut butter so they stick together and I can roll the balls. This is up to your discretion of how sticky you would like them!

Allergen Friendly

Easily substitute: Gluten-free oats and vanilla extract, Enjoy Life chocolate chips, Trader Joe’s Organic, Gluten-Free Ground Flaxseed Meal, and Sunbutter or Wow Butter for nut allergies. *Please note, I am not a physician and these are suggestions of possible alternatives. Please consult with your physician first.

My ingredients before adding the honey and vanilla extract.

Now, add the honey and vanilla.

“Combine all ingredients together in a bowl; form into 1” balls using hands. Arrange bites on a baking sheet and freeze until set, about one hour. “

Allergen friendly snacks.

What’s great about these delicious no-bake energy bites is that they are chock-full of healthy filling oats and flax meal to keep your hunger at bay. Perfect healthy snacks for kids and adults. They can easily be eaten for a quick snack or even a quick meal. A very special thanks to Trader Joe’s on this delicious and nutritious recipe.


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