Healthy Oatmeal Bites!

As promised, it’s time to celebrate National Heart Month and I have some healthy recipes to share! Today I present to you a quick and easy, healthy snack you can make for yourself and/or loved ones! My oldest son loves these quick little bites, I love them even more because I can get him to eat some healthy things by sneaking them into this recipe!

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So here we go! And we’ve got three products that we enjoy in this recipe! We have McCann’s Irish Oatmeal, Breitsamer Honey and Hachez chocolate! Are you ready? It’s super easy to make and you’ll be enjoying a healthy snack in no time!

 

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Oatmeal Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dry oatmeal
  • 2/3 cup coconut flakes (toasted optional)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (or so, I did less) chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (I used dark chocolate for this recipe)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until mixed throughly.
  2. Optional: Chill first in the refrigerator for half an hour, then roll into balls.
  3. OR roll into balls immediately after mixing. (Just a matter of preference, I have no issues rolling these before they are chilled.)
  4. Store in airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to one week.

These are quick and simple, and provide some healthy oatmeal power! When forming the balls, you can size them any which way, the ones I had rolled were about 1 inch or so in diameter. By the way, the mini Breitsamer Honey jars are just about perfect for the amount needed for this recipe and work PERFECT! Enjoy!!

The best part, as I say with any recipe, you can tweak this recipe to your own tastes and likes! I like adding the spices in to give these oatmeal bites some more pizzaz! Try them out and adjust them to your preference!

 

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Wholesome Whole Grain.

Are you looking for a wholesome and fiber-rich bread? Look no further than Delba brand breads. Delba is one of the leading bread makers in Germany with their products being created naturally without preservatives and without chemical baking aids. Not only that, but Delba prodcuts are Kosher certified. By using whole grain in their products, Delba manages to keep all natural nutrients, vitamins and minerals in their breads.

Delba has a variety of different types of breads including: pumpernickel, flaxseed, sunflower seed, three grain and rye just to name a few. Delba also comes in some other styles such as Protein, Museli and Vegan Veggie Rye. The Protien bread has 3 times more protien and 80% less carbs than traditional bread. Vegan Veggie Rye is free from animal products, lactose and yeast.

Delba is all natural and high in fiber and nutrients. Delba is a dense, flavorful European bread that is a perfect healthy choice if you are looking for bread alternatives from your everyday brands. You could serve the bread on its own, with cheese, perserves or spread. Why not try it toasted? It’s delicious!

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Last night my mother came over and made herself a few little different versions to share with all of you! We used the Whole Rye with Museli Delba bread. The bread is very moist (I have to admit, I really do hate that word, but I must use it!) so take some precaution as we did have a slice or two break easily, but not too terribly bad. My mother put a few of her favorite things together for us to show you how you can incorporate Delba bread into your diet! Using a variety of cottage cheese, lox, fresh dill, cucumbers, cheeses and more, you can make your favorite Delba plate! Check out the slideshow below!

Nibble, nibble!

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