These days supermarkets shelves are packed with bliss balls and energy bites. Even though the majority of them are overloaded with sugar in the form of dried fruits, it's still marketed as a low sugar healthy snack.
We know that a healthy diet should include whole grains, vegetables, protein and should limit sugar intake. These delicious no-bake zesty carrot bites tick all these boxes and are a lower sugar alternative to the original.
The rolled oats are packed with fibre, Pics peanut butter provides protein and healthy fats, while carrots natural taste adds sweetness. Even the fussiest toddler will not spot carrots because once you mix everything it camouflages exceptionally well. What a clever way to incorporate more vegetables into your kids' diet!
Bottom line is if you are on a hunt for a great lower sugar snack recipe for your kiddos lunchboxes look no more!
100g carrot, finely grated
200g oats rolled
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp orange juice, freshly squeezed
2 tbsp ground LSA mix
2 tbsp desiccated coconut
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground
Zest of half an orange
In a large bowl combine all ingredients except the desiccated coconut.
Mix with the spatula until well combined.
With the wet hands roll the mixture into equal sized bites. Spread the desiccated coconut onto a plate and roll the bites through it until they are completely covered.
Transfer to a fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
Store in a fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.