Be honest. What’s the first thing that crosses your mind when you walk through the front door after a killer workout? …If your answer includes anything related to “food, snack, hunger, refrigerator, or carbs,” then congrats! You’re our kind of people!
But what if it just doesn’t make good sense to consume that entire plate of spaghetti you’ve got your eye on? Maybe it’s 3:30 in the afternoon and the crock pot delicacy your significant other has planned all week will be ready in a few short hours. Or maybe – gasp! – you’re trying not to overindulge these days. We’ve got your back.
Heather, account manager in our Boulder office, shares her favorite healthy solution to those ravenous post-workout cravings.
“Here is my recipe for an afternoon snack that keeps me full until dinner and satisfies my sweet tooth without excess sugar. Hope you enjoy!” -Heather
1 cup rolled Oats
½ cup oat bran or flaxseed
½ cup creamy or crunchy natural peanut butter (no added sugar)
1/3 cup honey
½ cup mini chocolate chips
Juice and zest from half an orange
1/2 tsp vanilla
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it comes together. Then use a melon baller or small cookie scoop to gather mixture and form into balls. Place on silicone mat or lined cookie sheet. Place in freezer for 1 hour or Fridge for 3 hours. Keep stored in the fridge and enjoy cold!