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Get extra Omega-3’s into your kids diet with these delicious Tropical Energy Bites! These bites are filled with natural foods to drive kids energy and with an extra does of Omega-3’s to help boost the brain!
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Tropical Energy Bites
My toddler loooves energy bites because they are delicious. I love them because they are so stinking easy to make. So when I got my hands on Barlean’s Omega Pals I just knew they would be perfect for incorporating into some healthy energy bites!
I also immediately knew that the tangerine flavor would be so perfect for a tropical twist on energy bites that would be the perfect mix up from the plain ones I usually make.
The Tropical Energy Bites came together quickly, I used the standard base for energy bites, oats, dates, cashews, and threw on a trivial twist from there adding coconut flakes and the Tangerine Omega Pals.
What is Barlean’s Omega Pals? And even more important why do you need Omega 3’s?
Barlean’s Omega Pals are a naturally derived omega-3 supplement that replaces nasty fish oil that kids refuse to take. Omega Pals have a sweet taste and creamy texture that kids will love.
Omega-3’s are a friend to growing bodies and brains. That’s why Barlean’s made Omega Pals as a seriously delicious way for kids to enjoy the essential nutrition they need. Omega-3’s are part of the process that builds new cells which is key to kids who are developing their brains. Omega-3’s are also known to support eye health.
How to make Tropical Energy Bites
Energy bites are great because for the most part you just use common place pantry items. For the base of these bites you will need oats (old fashioned oats or quick oats work great for this), raw cashews, and pitted dates.
And then to add the tropical twist you will want unsweetened coconut flakes and Barlean’s Tangerine Omega Pals.
You will add oats, cashews, dates, coconut flakes, and Tangerine Omega Pals to a food processor.
Process until everyting is chopped and is starting to stick together to form a ball.
Scoop out the mixture using a tablespoon. Trasfer the mixture to your palm and roll into a ball. Transfer enery bite to a container. Continue process until all of the mixture is rolled into an energy bite. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to eat.
Each serving will come out to roughly 2.5 of the energy bites. So they are perfect for throwing 2 into a lunch box or as an afternoon snack.
Please note, Omega Pals contain xylitol which is dangerous to pets. Please keep these out of pets reach.
- 1 cup oats (quick or old fashioned)
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/2 cup dates
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 3 tablespoons Tangerine Omega Pals*
- Add oats, cashews, dates, coconut flakes, and Tangerine Omega Pals to a food processor.
- Process until everyting is chopped and is starting to stick together to form a ball.
- Scoop out the mixture using a tablespoon. Trasfer the mixture to your palm and roll into a ball. Transfer enery bite to a container. Continue process until all of the mixture is rolled into an energy bite.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge. A proper serving for 1 child a day is 2.5 energy bites.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2.5 bites
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g
Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.
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