Tuesday, June 30, 2015

11 Healthy Summer Peach Recipes.

It's peach season! Peaches are at their peak in July and August, so I asked my fellow FitFluential bloggers to share their favorite {healthier} peach recipes with me. From an individual peach mug cake to peach mustard sauce and peach ice cream, every meal and snack is covered in this summer recipe roundup.

Check out these great fitness and healthy lifestyle blogs by clicking on the peach recipe links below, or the blog link to redirect to each site.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites.

I have a perfect snack for the weekend that tastes just like a cookie but is packed with healthy ingredients - Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites!

I used a few of my favorite ingredients for this snack, including unsweetened peanut butter and Baker Miller steel cut oats {check out a recap of my first visit here}. Baker Miller's oats are sourced in the Midwest. Baker Miller is a stone-mill bakery and restaurant in the Lincoln Square neighborhood that grinds their own flour and oats. Check out their online flour shop for more details {not sponsored, I just love these oats!}.

K and I are packing these energy bites on an upcoming road trip for snacks, and leaving a few in the freezer for later. These healthy bites also include raisins, raw almonds, and dates. I used regular California dates for this recipe, instead of Medjool dates. California dates are much smaller so you need less than if you use Medjool.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites
Makes 16 energy bites.

24 dates {pitted}
2/3 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup steel cut oats
4 teaspoons peanut butter
3/4 cup raisins

How to~
*Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process the mixture a few times. Stop the processor and use a spatula to re-combine the mix if needed.
*Keep processing until the ingredients are evenly combined {I like to use the "pulse" function}.
*Remove from the food processor and use a medium cookie scoop and your hands to form the mix into balls.
*Refrigerator covered for ~2 hours or overnight to harden.
*Keep refrigerated in a covered container - the bars should last cooled for one week, and longer if frozen.

Check out a few more of my recipes for healthy snacks: PB&J Energy Bites; Meyer Lemon Snack Bars; Healthy Pumpkin Spice Bites; and Chocolate Strawberry Coconut Energy Bites.

Have a great weekend!