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30-min Recipes for Moms On-The-Go

BodyFitMD Staff - Thursday, April 27, 2017
30-min Recipes for Moms On-The-Go

Do you ever wish you had more time? Time to eat, cook, exercise or relax? As a wife and mother of 2 beautiful children, my life is constantly GO, GO, GO! I'm either taking my son to baseball practice, taking my daughter to acting class, or putting in work at the BodyFitMD studio.

Though I've committed to a healthy lifestyle, I'd be lying if I said I'd never considered going through those infamous Golden Arches during my daily commutes. As a mommy whose constantly on-the-go, quick and easy recipes are a must in my household. These two recipes take less than 30 minutes to make and they're great for snacking between activities!

Chocolate Craves

Ingredients:
1.5 cups old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup hazelnut spread
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup of coconut flakes
1 tbs chia seeds (optional)
1 tbs cocoa nibs

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients together in a food processor and pulse until combined. Cover mixture and place in refrigerator for 30 mins. Cut into 1 inch cubes or roll into balls. EAT and SHARE!


Health Benefits:
It's quite ok to crave chocolate when you have this recipe to satisfy. Chocolate in combination with any nut lowers its glycemic index, so there are no insulin spikes in digestion. Hazelnuts are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals, are packed with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals, and are an excellent source of vitamin E and adds the perfect flavor to this recipe. With the added phyto-nutrient content of raw oats, this snack is smart, delicious and satisfying.


Sunflower Energy Bites

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Rice Krispies
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup Craisins
1/2 cup sunflower butter
1/4 cup honey roasted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup coconut flakes unsweetened

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and mix until combined. Cover mixture and place in refrigerator for 30 mins. Cut into 1 inch cubes or roll into balls. EAT and SHARE!

Health Benefits:
Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E and a very good source of copper and vitamin B1. They're also a great source of manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B6, folate, and niacin, all needed to keep you full and alert. The craisins and honey in this combination are the perfect tasty energy boost to this recipe.

 

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