WHY? Because sometimes you just want to pop a quick sweet treat in your mouth…so push that candy aside and reach for your protein-packed PB Cookie Dough Balls! These delicious no-bake treats are loaded with protein and fiber to provide a convenient snack that will leave you satisfied. Plus, they have only 68 calories per piece, so go ahead and have a couple throughout the day! They freeze fantastically, just put them in little Ziploc bags and grab whenever you get that crave!
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work…and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
PB COOKIE DOUGH BALLS
2/3 cup oat flour, sifted
1 cup coconut flour
1 cup vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 TB vanilla extract
3 TB peanut butter
1 tsp. lemon juice
Your favorite sweetener (i.e., stevia, Splenda), to taste (optional)
Extra protein powder to dust
How to Prepare (NO baking required!)
1. Put applesauce, sea salt, vanilla extract, peanut butter, and lemon juice into a large mixing bowl. Stir well.
2. Add flours and protein powder and mix well until a thick dough is formed (you might want to use your hands for this one!)
3. Take a heaping TB of dough and roll between your palms to form a ball. Sprinkle with protein powder to dust and place on a large platter or cookie sheet.
4. Put in the fridge to set (or place in the freezer to save and eat for up to 6 weeks). Enjoy!
Per ball (recipe makes 24): 68 calories, 8.5 grams protein, 4 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fat
Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.