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 a former IFBB Figure Pro, certified yoga instructor, health and fitness coach and owner of Gina Aliotti Fitness. Her passion is to inspire and motivate moms to get in the best shape with NO GYM necessary. Gina believes that we all have the same potential within us; it is a matter of what we do with that potential that makes all the difference. It is through her simplified approach to fitness that she helps to ignite that inner fire and help others tap into their ultimate potential. Find more of Gina on: Faceboook Gina's Website Instagram

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