To No Bake Energy Bites

This week one of the girls in my program sent me an email explaining the recipe experiment. The recipe experiment is a concept that was born so that people could share recipes with one another. Instead of just exchanging recipes with those you know, it is a way to exchange recipes with people that you don’t know. Somehow the system works so that I send a recipe to the friend of my friend, and then friends of my friends send recipes back to me. Hmmm – don’t think I was clear about it, but the point is, I received the recipe featured here and it looked great. Then this morning when gchatting with a friend, she too sent me this recipe so I officially decided that two people in one week sending me the same recipe means that I am suppose to make it – so I did.

Now I was low on coconut so decided to make a quarter of the recipe, but the full recipe is listed below (definitely doing a full batch next time)

These should be renamed bites of heaven…seriously.

Ingredients: (20-25 bites) Original Recipe

1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)

1 cup toasted coconut flakes

1/2 cup chocolate chips (vegan chocolate for vegan version)

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla


Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.  Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.  Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.



Peanut Butter Quinoa with Apples & Honey

You’re probably thinking, there she goes again with peanut butter, but really there is legitimacy here and reason because this is a meal and not a dessert (even though it so tastes like the latter and is scrumptious).

I saw this on OhShineOn and just knew that I had to make it when I needed a quick fix dinner, and so glad I did because this was just fantastic. I love all 4 ingredients of quinoa, pb apples and honey so had high hopes. Was a little hesitant on making a sweeter quinoa but understandably so when it is usually paired with more savory flavors.

After having my best 5k run time thus far into my 1/2 marathon training (a week and a half…such a long time haha) I thought I should indulge…even though this is really healthy and all the ingredients are beneficial so it wasn’t one of those indulges that makes you feel guilty.

So go and make this and treat yourself to a spoonful of delicious that will have your tastebuds bowing down to you and begging for more (:

Ingredients (for 2 servings):

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa

1 cup water (for cooking)

2 tbsp chunky natural peanut butter

1 tbsp honey

1 large apple, finely chopped


Cook quinoa in a medium pot according to cooking directions.

While quinoa cooks, dice apple into small pieces. Measure out peanut butter and honey. Set aside.

Once quinoa is done, remove from heat. Add in diced apple, peanut butter, and honey. Stir together until all is combined. Serve warm.