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Registered Dietitian Lalitha Taylor of Taylor Nutrition blog knows that every parent craves a no-fuss quick-fix snack that’s both nutritious and delicious. These lentil power bites fit the bill. These no-cook morsels are nutritional powerhouses packed with more than enough energy, protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals to keep you satisfied and energized!
A 500 mL can of brown lentils, rinsed and drained well
1 cup (250 mL) of peanut butter or your favourite nut or seed butter
1/2 cup (125 mL) of melted coconut oil
2 ripe bananas
1.5 cups (375 mL) of Medjool dates
1 teaspoon (5 mL) of pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup (125 mL) of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon (5 mL) of your favorite baking spice (allspice, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, or mace)
2 cups (500 mL) of quick or instant oats
1 cup (250 mL) of pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup (125 mL) of dark chocolate chips
Canned lentils are a super convenient and economical source of nutrition. Rinsing them drains away much of their sodium but leaves behind their protein, fibre, and micronutrients.
© 2016 Lalitha Taylor