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#LiveLifeWell – Our favourite lunchbox snacks

Following up on the #LiveLifeWell campaign with Wellness Warehouse, I am going to be adding a few of my favourite energy balls recipes. In one small shop, I got enough supplies for three different kinds of these delicious lunchbox snacks. Read more about the campaign over on my friend, Spirited Mama’s blog here.

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Keeping lunchboxes healthy and un-boring is a challenge that most parents face at some point and these are a great addition to the rotation list.

I am all about knowing where my food comes from and what exactly is in it, as you may know by now. So when I read on fruit bars, for example, 60% fruit my gag reflex immediately kicks in and I walk straight past.

The boys do eat treats and chippies etc, but we only send a treat to school on a Friday and for the rest of the time their lunches contain lots of fresh fruit, cheese, eggs, rice cakes and pretzels… water of course!

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We do like the granola bars from Nature Valley and Wade loves the Jungle Oats bars as well. A while ago I started experimenting with these energy balls to see if I would be able to make healthy snacks and save money, while again knowing exactly what has gone into them.

They are so easy, there’s a huge variety of ideas out there and you can put just about anything you can think of into them!

This last batch I made did have a tiny little sprinkling of white chocolate in them, because I believe in listening to what my body wants (wink wink). I added extra Chia seeds to balance it out… They were delicious!

Peanut butter, oats and white chocolate energy balls

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  • 1 cup uncooked oats (steel cut, rolled oats is 100% gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or your favourite nut butter)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup grated white chocolate
  • Handful Chia seeds

Mix well until it’s all combined. Pour a little cold water into a bowl and slightly dampen your hands every so often to make rolling easier.

Spoon out approximately 3/4 tablespoon of the mixture into your hand and roll into a ball. Place balls onto a plate or into a plastic container and refrigerate. Supposedly they could last about a week in the fridge but I personally haven’t seen them last longer than a day… then they are all finished!

More recipes to fill your lunchboxes coming soon! Enjoy and remember to share and tag @mammachefjozi in the photos of your energy balls!



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