Cooking With Honey
If you're making a recipe that uses both oil and honey, measure the oil first and then use that same cup/spoon to measure the honey. The oil residue will help the honey release fully from the measuring utensil. Or, spray your measuring cup/spoon with oil before measuring honey and you'll be pleasantly surprised at how easy your clean-up is. No sticky mess!
Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites
Make a batch or two of these delicious and portable energy bites on the weekend and use them throughout the week to beat between-meal hunger. Or, pair two bites with a small nonfat latte for an on-the-go breakfast that will keep you energized all morning.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes + refrigeration time
Makes: 6 bites
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins, chopped
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup salted almond butter
1. Stir oats, cinnamon, raisins and coconut together in a medium bowl until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
2. Add almond butter, pressing it into the oat mixture using a spatula or spoon until evenly dispersed.
3. Press and knead the mixture with your hands until all of the ingredients are mixed together and form a large ball.
4. Divide into six pieces, rolling each into a small ball. Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow flavors to meld before eating. Energy bites can be stored, refrigerated, for up to two weeks.
Try these variations:
- Use peanut or sunflower seed butter instead of almond butter.
- Use dried cranberries, apples, or apricots instead of raisins.
- Use pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon.
CALORIES: 168, PROTEIN: 5g, FAT: 10g fat (3g saturated), CARBOHYDRATE: 18g, FIBER: 3g, SUGAR 8g, SODIUM: 34mg, CALCIUM:58mg (6% DV), 0mg cholesterol.