Peanut Butter Chia Balls

This was one of my favorite recipes when I was pregnant, and I’m making it again now that breastfeeding is making me even more hungry. The bite-sized morsels are perfect for tiding me over between meals, and fill me up enough that I snack less. Plus, there’s just enough sugar to satiate my sweet-tooth. You can adjust the amount of sugar based on your taste, so it’s a good recipe for anyone avoiding the sweet stuff.

My nieces loved this energy-packed snack as well, so it’s kid approved!

Mine look darker than this because I added cocoa and my flax seed wasn’t golden


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Energy-Filled Snacks for Exhausted or Pregnant Moms

I remember stumbling into the kitchen at 2am, staring into my vacant refrigerator and wanting to cry with hunger.  Whether you’ve been able to breastfeed or not, caring for baby in those early weeks is incredibly physically demanding—and requires a bit of chocolate now and then. 

 “Quick Energy Pick-ups” are the perfect solution for a starving momma.  The recipe has been tweaked a bit from its original form, but it’s still pretty marvelous, easy to make, and long-lasting.   It’ll take you about ten minutes to prepare, won’t require baking, and can easily accommodate vegans if you use graham crackers.    Since these keep well in the fridge, you might want to double the recipe and munch on them for as long as they’ll last.

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