I don’t know about you, but if I go for too long without eating, I can get shaky, tired, and well, let’s just say short fused :). I know that all I need is a little pick me up, and unless I have something nutritious on hand, I’m prone to pick something up that has no value. I ran across a recipe for energizing peanut butter bites on a blog called The Cilantropist and tweaked it just a bit to fit my taste. I think it’s a great idea to keep them on hand at work, home, and even in the car! Hopefully it will be a success for you as well!!


¾ cup rolled oats
¼ cup unsalted, roasted sunflower seeds
½ cup (or more) dried cherries, roughly chopped
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
½ tsp Himalayan Sea Salt
¾ cup 100% peanut butter (I always buy Trader Joe’s no-salt-added PB)
1 Tbsp honey

½ tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Feel the freedom to add or substitute ingredients to let it best fit your palate. Roll the dough into little balls or even little disc shapes. The dough should stick together well. This recipe yields 12 bites about the size of a golf ball. Store the bites in an airtight container, and keep them refrigerated until eating.  Bites will keep for 1-2 weeks refrigerated.