Two Low-Calorie, Easy Treats

Peanut Butter Squares and Macaroons

So it’s time for your workout and you need a little extra energy, or maybe it’s late at night and you have a little craving for something but you can’t put your finger on it. For times like these, my Peanut Butter Chia Squares and Coconut Macaroons are great options!

These guilt-free treats are so easy to make, have limited ingredients, are gluten free, are great for on-the-go, and literally take less than five minutes to prepare. With less than 160 calories per serving, they are perfect for a quick burst of energy, as a pre- or post-workout treat, or when you just need something to satisfy your late-night craving!

Give them a try— I hope you find them as tasty as I do!

Peanut Butter Chia Squares

Two Low-Calorie, Easy Treats - Peanut Butter Squares and MacaroonsIngredients:

½ cup whole rolled oats
1 tablespoon coconut flour
2 tablespoon chia seeds
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
½ cup peanut butter
1/3 cup sugar-free syrup
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon coconut oil

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Oil baking dish with coconut oil and set aside.
3. Mix oatmeal, protein powder, coconut flour and chia seeds in a bowl.
4. Add peanut butter and syrup to dry ingredients and mix well.
5. Spread into a baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
6. Allow to sit until cooled, then gently remove from pan and place on cutting board. Slice into 2×2 square bars and prepackage so they are ready to grab and go.

Makes about 8 squares

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 160
Fat: 12 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams (6 Net Carbs)
Protein: 7 grams
Fiber: 3 grams

Almond Coconut Macaroons

Two Low-Calorie, Easy Treats - Peanut Butter Squares and MacaroonsIngredients:

2/3 cups sugar substitute
2 large egg whites
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup whole almonds
1/4 cup cashews
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon coconut oil

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Line two baking sheets with coconut oil.
3. Whisk together sugar substitute and egg whites in a large bowl.
4. Chop the almonds and cashews in a food processor.
5. Add the nuts, shredded coconut, and vanilla to the egg whites and sugar mixture.
6. Form dough into 16 two-tablespoon mounds and drop each onto sheet, about two inches apart.
7. Bake macaroons until golden-brown on bottoms and edges, about 15 minutes then allow to cool.
8. Enjoy!

Makes about 16 macaroons

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 135
Fat: 12 grams
Carbohydrates: 4 grams (2 Net Carbs)
Protein: 3 grams
Fiber: 2 grams

Gina Aliotti

Gina Aliotti is the owner of Gina Aliotti Fitness and co-founder of Devotion Nutrition. She is a professional Figure competitor, certified personal trainer, certified yoga instructor, CrossFit instructor, nutritionist and fitness consultant. Her passion is to inspire, motivate and teach people how to stay devoted to living a healthy lifestyle, no matter where they are in their journey. Since having her two kids, Gina has adopted NO GYM workouts, proving that it doesn’t take a gym to reach your goals.

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