Healthy snacking in between meals can be very helpful  helping you reach your nutrition goals. By adding in snacks, you can help keep your blood sugar stable and bridge the gap between meals so that you aren’t going into a meal “hangry” (hungry & angry). Or maybe something comes up and you don’t get to eat lunch as soon as you planned. Or even when the kids’ soccer practice runs late! There are so many scenarios where having an extra snack might be helpful. But what if you are sick of the same old apple and peanut butter routine, or need something on the go? Not to worry, we have got 5 energy ball recipes that will do the trick!

What are energy balls? They are usually bite sized treats that are a combo of protein and carb that make a very portable and delicious snack. And the flavor combinations are endless! Here are 5 of our favorites below.

Please note: Energy bites are nutrient-dense snacks, which means they are packed with nutrients in a small portion. The serving size for these snacks is typically 1-2 energy bites. If you want to know if these snacks are appropriate for you and your health goals, consult your Registered Dietitian!

5 Dietitian Approved Energy Ball Recipes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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Do you like peanut butter cups? Then these are the energy bites for you. Super easy to put together, and taste like my favorite candy growing up (and honestly, it still is). But! These are loaded with protein and fiber, which will keep you full and focused.

Strawberry Energy Bites

Energy Ball Recipes

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Want something sweet? Then these are the energy bites for you! They come together so fast, and make a perfect treat when you are ready for something sweet during your mid afternoon slump.

Matcha Pistachio Energy Bites

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These are definitely a different flavor combo than other types of energy bites, but they are still so delicious. The crunchy pistachio outside makes them a perfect afternoon snack.

Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites

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Who doesn’t love a good blueberry muffin? And with these energy bites, you get all of that AND protein to keep you full.

Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites

Energy Ball Recipes

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I didn’t believe these would actually taste like oatmeal cookies, but they do! Seriously! I had no idea that I was eating something that was packed with nutrients that would help curb my hunger until lunch time.

Watch our dietitians preparing energy bites AKA energy balls.

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If you would like more help adding in healthy snacking to your routine, make an appointment with one of our dietitians by calling 301-474-2499 or clicking here


Updated December 2019

Klara Knezevic is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Maryland. She has over a decade of experience in the nutrition field and currently serves as the CEO and co-owner of Rebecca Bitzer and Associates, one of the largest nutrition private practices in the country. Klara is passionate about sharing practical nutrition tips to help you feel confident in the choices that you make. Coauthor of Cooking with Food Sensitivities Survival Guide and Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating.