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{Dishes: No-Bake Nutella & Oat Energy Bites}


Happy Wednesday my loves.

First, HUGE SALE ALERT!! Our absolute favorite shoes for our little lady are on sale today!! Freshly Picked have been my first choice from day one, the comfort to the fact that they actually stay on and are soooo dang adorable are beyond reasons to splurge. But with a 25% off I am thinking I need to stock up on a few for Zoe and a couple for baby showers coming up. Don't walk, run!


Now onto chocolatey hazelnut goodness. We are huge fans of Nutella in our house. AKA the chocolate sand-which that my two-ager loves to eat for any meal with fruit and veggies on the side... And well let's be honest here, I love to eat her leftovers..

So I knew that when I started playing around with some healthy-ish treat recipes for our family sweet tooth it had to include the gooey chocolate hazelnut spread. I have also been increasing my miles on the treadmill which means I find myself always needing an energy boost in the late afternoons.

I took my no-bake cookie recipe that I have made a dozen times for Zoe (with bananas, oats and honey) and added some ingredients that are great for everyone but not. The surprise was how flippin good these things were. OMG. Now is I could only control myself to one or two, I'd be golden.


love this towel!



let's be honest this is how I bake/do anything on the regular.



Nutella thief!







INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup Nutella - DELICIOUSNESS

2 cups Oats- Filling, whole-grain, full of fiber and so much more.

1/4 cup Flax Seed- High in Omega 3, full of antioxidants and vitamins.

1/4 cup Chia Seed- Full of Iron, Omega 3, and even more vitamins and minerals.

1/4 cup Wheat Germ- Boosts immune system, full of nutrients.

1/4 cup Hemp Seed - balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which promote cardiovascular health.

handful of tart dried cherries (coconut flakes or any other dried fruit works so well, just chop to make it easier for little mouths to chew)

RECIPE

In the bowl of the mixer add all ingredients. Combine with paddle attachment or a spatula if you aren't using the mixer.

Mix well. If too sticky add more dry ingredients such as oats.

Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Remove from fridge, scoop out some dough and roll into a cookie or ball. (If hands become too sticky rinse hands and continue)

Place cookies in an airtight container or zip lock bag in the fridge or freezer for a quick and easy healthy snack.

A MUST for summer months when you don't want to bake but are still craving something sweet and on the healthier side. And I am proud to say that this was adult and toddler approved. And for us mama's this is perfectly paired with your afternoon coffee or better yet that play date glass of vino!

xo

Natalie

PS don't forget about the Freshly Picked sale, happening today!

#dishes

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