No Bake and Go Red

I love the bulk aisle at Whole Foods.  Well, I love EVERYTHING about Whole Foods, but the bulk aisle is always fun!  I have been craving some kitchen/baking time, so I stocked up on some no bake ingredients last weekend. 

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And then, never made anything : (  This BLOG used to be FULL of recipes and I haven’t made anything new in a few weeks.  To fix that, I bought ingredients for some no bake energy bites to snack on during study sessions and after workouts.  When I woke up this morning, I decided to whip them up before doing some work. I pulled out all the ingredients, found the recipe I wanted, and got to work.  What I realized is that I bought ingredients for two different energy balls and got them a bit messed up, which is why my recipe differs slightly from Erin’s.

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And because everything didn’t blend together as smoothly (I have a smaller food processor than is suggested and did eat a few of the figs during the week), I added in a bit of honey to help it all stick together.

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I packed up a few energy balls to take with me on this afternoons adventure at Macy’s and stored the rest in the fridge.

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It was a gorgeous 40 degree day, and I was almost sad to be heading indoors to the mall.

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I volunteered to demo yoga poses at the Go Red campaign at the local Macy’s to support women’s heart health.

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It was a fun afternoon educating women on how they can stay active and strengthen their hearts.  When I got home, the BOY started on dinner.  We did ‘make your own pizza’ night and it was fantastic!

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What is your favorite heart healthy habit or recipe?

 

Fig and Peanut Energy Bites

From Well Plated Erin

Ingredients

15 dried Mission figs (6 ounces)
7 pitted Mejool dates (4 ounces)
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
3/4 cup oats, either old fashioned or quick cooking (gluten free if necessary)
1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Optional: 1 tbsp of honey

Directions

Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of your food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse a few times to loosely combine, then with a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl. Blend and pulse for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture begins to clump and sticks to the sides of the bowl, stopping to scrape down the bowl as needed.  If it doesn’t stick, then add in the honey.

Portion the mixture into your hands, then roll the mixture into any sized balls you like.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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11 thoughts on “No Bake and Go Red

  1. Those energy bites look awesome! I checked for figs at our local coop a couple weeks ago, and they weren’t in yet… will have to check again today. What a fun day of volunteering! You look fabulous! Love that hair length on you 🙂

  2. I just made them. DH says they are really good. Waiting for DD to try them. You looked great in th macys pic.
    I, too, love the hair.

  3. Ooh, those energy bites look so good! I should start making my own–I definitely prefer the idea of doing that vs. eating something packaged. And that was so sweet of you to volunteer. Yoga is definitely one of the heart-healthy things I do, both for fitness and stress reduction!

    • That is what I talked about…how yoga helps the body and the mind, both of which are great for the heart! I agree on making your own versus buying except I eat more when I make them because I want to ‘check’ that they taste good : )

  4. Those energy bites look awesome!! I also love the bulk aisle at any store!!! 🙂 Fun day of volunteering!!! You guys don’t have a pizza stone??!!!
    Heart health habit is exercising every day and eating good. The treats are my problem!! 🙂

  5. Holy crap that pizza. Is that buffalo mozzarella or something? So creamy!

    I know I say this ten times a week on your blog (and others) but I really need to invest in a food processor and make energy bites! they always look so good. Heart health is is something people often overlook! It’s usually all about how you look/feel but cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women so it’s definitely worth remembering!

    • A food processor is a MUST! I also make homemade hummus, soup, and veggie burgers in there.

      It is fresh mozzarella from Mariano’s and made the pizza so good. Perfect for your eating at home challenge : )

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