Lara’s Energy Balls

Many of you have asked for this recipe which I reference many times in our book. Here you go, enjoy!

Lara's Energy Balls

Combine the following into a large bowl:
2 C. Oatmeal
3/4 C. Chocolate Chips (I either use chocolate or white chocolate)
1 C. Peanut Butter
1 C. Ground Flaxseed
2/3 C. Honey
2 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 C. Raisins
1/2 C. Craisins

Directions: After thoroughly mixed, use a 1″ cookie scoop to form balls on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Get your hands slightly wet and roll each scoop to make completely round balls. Put baking sheet in the freezer until all balls are completely frozen. Remove from sheet and store in gallon-sized ziploc bag in freezer. It’s a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack! Enjoy!

*Instead of lining a baking sheet with parchment paper, I use the underside of the plastic lid that came with my 9×13 baking dish. This makes for quick and easy cleanup, and the balls don’t stick to the surface after freezing.

*You don’t have to freeze your balls when storing–you could store them in the fridge–but I find that I enjoy them more when they are cold and it forces me to eat them slower 😉

*This recipe makes a big batch. If you plan to tweak the recipe, cut the recipe in half the first few times, until you find the combination you like best.

*Remember, if you don’t like some of the above ingredients, omit or swap them out with something else! PWF is all about finding what works for you, so don’t be afraid to tweak the above to your liking 🙂

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Your Lara

Day 5 – 1% Change {90-Day Challenge} Asset or Liability?

 

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
~John C. Maxwell

Day 5 - 90Hi there Peace with Food Friends!

We’ve all probably heard that breakfast is an ImPorTanT part of the day.  Okay, every moment is an important part of the day, but since we are talking about breakfast, what’s your go-to? Are you intentional and proactive about MapPiNg oUt a pLaN for your day, including how you will eat, or does life just happen without much thought or input from you?

Whatever your 1% Change is, consider what your plan is for making that change a ReaLiTy.

The reason I am focusing on breakfast is because it is such a BiG bAnG FoR yOuR bUcK.  That’s because it sets the tone for the rest of your day.

How about you?  What is your approach for breakfast.  Is it helping point you in the right direction?  Is that time of the day an AsSeT or LiAbiLitY?

Speaking of breakfast, here’s a peek at what I eat that keeps me SaTisFieD all morning!

Let’s make this a great 1% Change day!!

Your Robynn

Take Home Message:  Is your approach to breakfast an asset or liability?

P.S. You are seeing a snapshot of my life taken earlier this summer.  For the previous post in this series click  HERE.

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Craving pancakes but looking for a healthy alternative? Or a pancake that won’t leave you starving an hour later? Try these Cottage Cheese Pancakes! I usually make a big batch, freeze them, and warm them in the microwave for a quick and easy meal/snack. They are kind of sweet on their own, but you could always add syrup, honey, or a topping of your choice! Enjoy 🙂CottageC

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

(makes about 15-20 pancakes)

• 3 eggs
• 1 cup cottage cheese
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 tablespoons honey or agave
• 1/2 cup flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• butter, oil or oil spray

1. Place the first 4 ingredients in a bowl and whisk.
2. In a separate bowl whisk the dry ingredients.
3. Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir until just combined.
4. Heat a large sauté pan or griddle over medium heat, lightly coat with oil or butter and pour about 1 tbsp of the mixture onto the griddle for each pancake.
5. Cook for 2 minutes on each side or until pancakes are set and golden. Serve with pure maple syrup, honey or preserves.
*To Freeze: Let pancakes come to room temperature, place in a ziploc bag, label and freeze up to 3 months.

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Your Lara