Last weekend I spent the majority of my Saturday with some fellow RD friends. In passing, my Sports Dietitian friend was talking with another, and I came into the conversation somewhere.. oh, “balls are saving my athletes..” Naturally, I interrupted with a wrinkled brow and came to find out she was talking about a recipe! GLEE! She proceeded to recite the ingredients to these Peanut Butter Balls, and explained that they are spectacular as a breakfast (eat about 4-5 of these bad boys) or a snack (cut it to 2-3). With the busy schedule of her athletes, most of them are hardly making time for breakfast, but grab a handful of these balls and you are out the door. I have to confess, my sleep and straightening my hair consumes my sit-down breakfast time in the morning, so I often eat in my car..lately it has been whole wheat English muffin w apple butter or cottage cheese and mandarin oranges (try driving a standard and eating with a spoon..I don’t do this too often!) I definitly have been satisfied with my ‘new’ and less messy breakfast- the protein and fiber in these (3-4 is about the amount I can eat!) will keep you full- even through those 10AM hunger pangs. Mix a batch up on Sunday night, and you will have breakfast all week! No one should skip breakfast! It’s the most important meal of the day- and yes, I just quoted your mother.
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup non-fat dry milk powder (It is in the baking aisle of my grocery store.)
1/4 cup honey
Mix the peanut butter and honey together in a bowl. Then stir in the oats and milk powder. Roll into 24 balls and refrigerate. 3 parts peanut butter, 2 parts oats, and 1 part honey–EASY and delicious!