No-Bake Gluten-Free Energy Balls Recipe – and Your Chance to Win $100!
By JESS BARRON / Each month we award a $100 Visa gift card to the LIVESTRONG member who submits the best healthy recipe to our monthly contest. (Here’s the link to the March 2014 healthy recipe contest in case you want to try to win!) It’s easy to enter. All you need to do is share one of your healthy recipes on the forum.
We received a bunch of great entries in the January contest, and the $100 winner was amyalbright123 with her recipe for No-Bake Energy Bites (recipe and nutritional info below).
No-Bake Energy Bites
You can view the complete nutritional information inside MyPlate. NOTE: You can make these gluten-free as long as you choose gluten-free oatmeal.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 16 balls
Serving Size: 1 ball
Calories: 145 calories
Fat: 8 grams
Carbs: 16 grams
Protein: 4 grams
* 1 cup (dry) oatmeal – be sure to choose gluten-free oatmeal if you want it to be gluten-free.
* 1/2 cup chocolate chips
* 1/2 cup peanut butter
* 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
* 1/3 cup honey
* 1 tsp. vanilla
Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. Roll into 16 bite size balls. Refrigerate to set. Enjoy!
Readers – What do you think of this recipe? Have you made these yourself? Do you have any substitutions to suggest? Do you have a great healthy recipes of your own to enter in this month’s recipe contest for a chance to win $100?
Jess Barron is Editor-in-Chief of LIVESTRONG.COM. Read some of her other health and fitness articles here. A longtime foodie and fan of Farmer's Market food, Jess particularly loves heirloom tomatoes, fresh figs with burrata cheese, and anything with pumpkin or peanut butter in it! Her love for food fuels her desire to exercise daily. In the summer of 2012 Jess lost 20 pounds in a test group for a new fitness program. Some of her favorite workout routines include walking, running, yoga, P90X, INSANITY, and mixed martial arts. Jess's writing can also be found at Poprocks.com. She has appeared on MSNBC's "The Most," ABC News Now, and XM satellite radio and her writing has appeared on Wired.com and Yahoo!