A protein-packed, low carb “snack” tops the list in my book. If I can find or create one… game over! It’s instantly a hit! Make it one that tastes just like a cookie and I’ve found myself at a loss for words (well, not entirely lol). With just a few ingredients and a couple of minutes of hands on prep, this is a snack you’ll enjoy again and again!
In general, one of my healthy habits is to eat meals and not snacks. Reason being… snacks tend to be carb heavy and low in protein (ex: granola bars, crackers, etc.). They satisfy that lingering hunger but don’t do much for my goals. On the contrary, a well balanced meal – even one that feels more like a snack – can hit all my macronutrient needs (ex: protein smoothie, greek yogurt + side of veggies + hummus).
Lately though, I’ve been such a snacker. Thanks a lot, pregnancy lol. I wanted to have recipes I could turn to that would fit that snack-ish look but still pack a punch in the nutrient department. These Chocolate Chip Protein Balls do just that! I see a lot of Prison Break with protein balls in my future haha.
2 tbsp almond or peanut butter
1 tbsp organic maple syrup
3 tbsp coconut flour
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 tbsp almond milk
4 dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Heat almond/peanut butter and syrup on a small bowl in the microwave for 10 seconds
Using a fork, combine the flour and protein powder to work out any lumps. Stir in warmed almond/peanut butter and syrup
When well combined, stir in almond milk until the mixture just holds together
Divide dough into 4 balls and place on a nonstick baking sheet
Using the tines of a fork, gently press down on balls. Top each with a chocolate chip. Bake for 8 minutes. Top with sprinkles if desired.
Let cool or eat while still warm
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