Girlie keeps asking for this Pizza Bake from PaleOMG. Who am I to deny her? I’m making a double batch today so I can have leftovers for lunch. I already made a batch of chocolate pancakes for my breakfasts this week. We haven’t had fajitas in a while- they were HH’s meal request. I actually found the fajita marinade that we used years ago. I kinda wonder if we’ll still like it. Taco salads have been on our menu for so long that I froze the ground beef. I’m going to try a new slow cooker taco recipe with it. If it comes out good I’ll share it. (If not I’ll share the laugh at myself.) Picky plate was also a request from HH. Basically we cut up a bunch of veggies and eat them with hummus and a grocery store rotisserie chicken while watching TV.
Protein Power Buckeyes
makes 20 servings
1 cup peanut butter (I use all natural)
2 tbsp milled flax seed
1/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal ground into flour (super quick in a blender or food processor)
2 tbsp honey
1/4 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (I was really trying to keep these at or under 150 calories. If you don’t care so much up it to a full cup.)
1. Grind the oats into flour in your blender or food processor. Carefully pour into a mixing bowl. Add all ingredients except chocolate. Mix well. You’ll probably have to use your hands for this.
2. Line a baking sheet or pan with plastic wrap. Roll the dough into balls about the size of buckeye candies and lay on the pan. If you haven’t had those, think truffles. Speaking of truffles, I’ll probably make these as truffles in the future. Chill in the fridge for about an hour or longer.
3. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. I found it easier to work with 1/4 cup at a time. Otherwise the first ones got a lot of chocolate and the later ones didn’t. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between.
4. Coat the peanut butter balls in the chocolate. You can leave a bit of the filling showing on one side to make buckeyes or completely coat as truffles. I was bound and determined to make healthy buckeyes. I found it easiest to place the ball in the melted chocolate and carefully spin it around with a small spoon. Place back on the lined baking sheet and back in the fridge for another hour or so before individually wrapping. Store refrigerated.
According to MyfitnessPal this recipe worked out to approx 150 calories, 7 grams of protein, 7 grams of sugar each. Granted that would vary immensely depending on brands used etc.