freshthyme.com | September/October 2017 7 power E ven Super Mario doesn’t Power Up like this. Our completely tasty no-bake snack energizes with great flavor as well as protein, carbs, and healthy fats. The ingredients read like a Who’s Who list of good-for-you foods: chia, quinoa, cranberries, honey, flax, and almond butter. The crispy quinoa from the bulk section lends a fun crunch and fuels you with a complete protein. Vitamin-rich honey brings sweetness. It’s a mix of awesomeness rolled into a ball. Yeah, it’s that easy. Mix it, shape it, enjoy it. Maybe you won’t be leaping across platforms like Mario (though if you do, more power to you), but you’ll certainly flip over a super easy- to-make bite-size boost of healthy deliciousness. Just Stir and Roll Q u i no a C r u nch Energy B i t e great balls of fiber Make 20 balls in 20 minutes! In a food processor, pulse until combined the chia seeds, flaxseed meal, crispy quinoa, oats, honey, and almond butter. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Stir in dried cranberries, chocolate chips, and pumpkin seeds. Spray hands with non-stick cooking spray. Shape mixture into 1¼-inch balls. Chill 30 minutes before serving. Store in covered container in the refrigerator. Each serving contains: 184 calories, 11 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 5 g protein. Daily values: 0% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 5% calcium, 9% iron. Pumpkin Seeds ⅓ cup Old-Fashioned Oats 1 cup Mini Chocolate Chips ⅓ cup Almond Bu er 1 cup Honey ½ cup Chia Seeds 1 Tbsp. Dried Cranberries ⅓ cup Flaxseed Meal 2 Tbsp. Crispy Quinoa 1 cup 006-007 Bulk Up_Grains.indd 7 8/14/17 11:33 AM