These Oatmeal Energy Bites are easy to make and feel like a treat. But they’re full of good healthy ingredients.
February Is Heart Month
February is heart month! Did you know that nine out of ten people have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke? Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in Canada. And a lot of the risks can be eliminated by healthy lifestyle habits. One of those important habits is diet. Learn more here: Heart Month
In partnership with Rogers Grains, I am celebrating heart month by dishing up some delicious snacks that are also heart-healthy. Learn more about the awesomeness of oats by visiting Roger’s website: Rogers Foods
Oats Are Heart Healthy
Oats are heart-healthy food. They contain a lot of both soluble and insoluble fibre, which help to eliminate cholesterol and control blood sugar. Did you ever notice that when you eat a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, you aren’t hungry until lunchtime? That’s because the fibre that those oats contain, makes you feel fuller for longer. As my grandmother used to say: oatmeal in the morning, is “a stick to your ribs” breakfast.
Show Your Love With Oats
So what better way to celebrate Heart Month, than with these healthy, heart shaped Oatmeal Energy Bites? Show your loved ones that you care about their hearts by mixing up a batch of these tasty little snacks. And if you prefer, you can skip the heart shapes and just roll them into balls. They’ll taste just as good.
I used pomegranate arils in this recipe, but dried cranberries are also perfect here, so don’t hesitate to sub them. And if you want some extra sweetness, you could also add some mini dark chocolate chips, too. These oatmeal energy bars are pretty versatile.
How To Make Oatmeal Energy Bites
These delightful heart-shaped oatmeal energy bites are an easy, healthy and delicious way to show your love this month.
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup hemp seed
- 3/4 cup peanut or other nut butter
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
Roll into balls, or press into a cookie cutter to the desired shape
These energy bites can be rolled into balls if you prefer not to cut into heart shapes.
*This recipe is made with Rogers® Original Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains. Rogers generously supplied me with these products. I’m proud to support a Canadian, and a BC company with quality products.