I used to not believe in snacks. It’s not that I didn’t experience a blood sugar crash every now and then and grab for something, anything when the need arose.

It was more like I thought that if I fed you well, (you being my children), at every meal and you ate your fill of protein balanced with good fats and a bit of low glycemic carbs then you really shouldn’t need a snack.

And then we started homesteading and everyone began eating almost twice as many calories as they once did. And, frankly, I just couldn’t keep up with meals and the constant “I’m hungry”s.

So I began to reconsider my no-snack rule. I started doling out pieces of fruit, sunflower seeds, and homemade bread and butter when the hungry cries began. I started saying yes in between meals and it started making last minute meal prep a bit less stressful since we weren’t all on the verge of utter blood sugar failure.

But I’m still convinced that protein and fat are a must for any snack or meal otherwise that blood sugar will come tumbling down even further. So these quick four-ingredient energy bites are a great way to stave off the hungry masses while keeping in line with my meal ideology.

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Four Ingredient Energy Bites

Course: Snacks and Sandwiches

Cuisine: Vegetarian

Prep Time: 5 Min

Total Time: 5 Min

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup nut butter

Directions

  1. Add coconut to a small bowl. Pick up a bit at a time and rub it between your hands to break the flakes up into smaller pieces.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine with a spoon, rubbing the honey and nut butter into the coconut until it becomes a bit of a paste.
  3. Sprinkle a bit more coconut flakes into a small bowl. Use a teaspoon to scoop up small amounts of the paste and place in the coconut flakes. Roll it around with your fingers until a cohesive ball comes together. You may have to really press the mixture together.
  4. At this point you can eat them as is or stash them away in your refrigerator for a while to set up a bit more.

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