Needless to say, when I called my grandma and told her I was attempting to make buckeyes healthy, her one request was that I do "my best to keep the taste the same."
I did it. After a bit of trial and error, lots of recipe looking up online, and plenty of research, I found the best health high protein peanut butter buckeye recipe.
Buckeyes are a combination of a peanut butter nougat that has been dipped in chocolate. A buckeye should be soft, delicious, and hit the sweet spot. They're smaller in size, think protein ball, and less of protein bar.
They've always been a hit at every function I've made them for. So, to have a healthier alternative is a win for me.
Gooey Protein Cinnamon Rolls Are Trending and We're Not Sitting This One Out
In a world filled with delicious cooler weather treats, these protein cinnamon rolls really elevate my winter weather treat status.
As soon as these were ready, my family gobbled these up instantly. Then, the next day, the requests came flying in again. My toddler was begging for "cinnman circles," and my son was salivating when I pulled my second batch out.
Cinnamon rolls have been notoriously known for being devilishly good. But I thought, well, how can I make these a little bit healthier? And that’s when this idea hit me.
Cake. Candy Canes. Sprinkles. Yep- I'm here for it. ESPECIALLY if it's got protein and nutrients in it.
The holiday season tends to disrupt my normal diet. I've been on a slow and steady health journey over the last year and I'd like to keep myself going strong, even during my weakness: HOLIDAY TREAT SEASON.
Over this past year, I made a really great and simple healthy cake pop recipe that I keep revisiting with different toppings and tasty accessories. So when I was brainstorming which dessert to have in the refrigerator for my sweet tooth this season, using this recipe was a no brainer.
There's Something About Gingerbread That Puts Me In The Holiday Mood
The smell. The taste. The coloring. For me - anything gingerbread is a sign that the holiday's are coming.
I've been on this healthy treat kick for a few months now. For me, I can't help but over indulge during the holiday season. I adore all the foods, drinks, and desserts that come with the winter months. I'm also aboard a "get healthier" train so this years treats and recipes are all coming from a healthier stand point.
If there's a way that I can enjoy my favorite holiday treats but the healthier versions of them - I'm going to do it.
And that’s where these gingerbread protein energy balls come into play.
These Oreo Protein + Energy balls only have 6 ingredients in it, all of them are gluten free, and they're ready to eat in just a few minutes.
Great for after school or even for an after sports snack. Perfect for that mid day sweet craving and packed with protein.
These are as healthy as protein balls come, and they’ll be a great ace to have up your sleeve. Keep these in the fridge and pop one when you need it. Get energized while giving your body the protein it needs!
This recipe mega healthy, but it's also filling and satisfying. It can be made to be gluten free, and it's nut free. This recipe takes 2 mins to prep and make and then a simple 15 minutes in the oven. It contains rolled oats, banana, honey, nut milk, an amazing protein powder that has digestive enzymes, prebiotics, and probiotics built right into it, vanilla, baking powder, and maple syrup for sweetness. You can also add as many sprinkles as your heart desires - or if you don't want to, don't. This tastes amazing even without the sprinkles.
These pumpkin protein bars take about 30 minutes to make and that’s including the 25 minute bake time. I decided to use oat flour in this recipe. I found that when using the oat flour that it helped provide that slightly nutty taste that works well with the pumpkin flavoring.