Quick Wholesome Snacks

May 5, 2016 by Jenny Melrose

Are you looking for quick wholesome snacks that you can grab and go?  We are constantly on the go these days and the last thing I want is to ruin my healthy eating habits by grabbing a snack that’s loaded with sugar.  Luckily,  these quick wholesome snacks will have you ready for your day.

Quick Wholesome Snacks

Are you looking for quick healthy snacks that you can grab and go These quick healthy snacks will have you ready for your day.

Did you know that peanuts contain heart-healthy “good” fats?  More that 80% of the fat found in peanut is made up of healthy fats that lower cholesterol.  I’ve always loved peanuts, but I thought they were high in salt.  Planters Cocktail and Salted Peanuts have 95 mg of sodium per 26 grams, which is well below the requirements for Nuts and Heart Disease Health Claim at 270 mg per 28 grams.  Now those numbers are numbers that I can get behind for healthy snacks!  Especially since Planters has so many flavors from Dry Roasted to Chili Lime Peanuts.  My personal favorite are the Sea Salt & Vinegar Peanuts.  I need to buy these by the case full!

Planters Peanuts

Every day I have started to sneak yoga into my day.  Sometimes I’m able to sneak it in first thing in the morning, while other days I get to it during nap time. My go-to wholesome snacks are always Planters Peanuts because they are so easy to grab.

Planters Peanuts Snack

My girls also love Planters Peanuts.  My youngest grabs handfuls and pops them like they are candy.  Since my girls are not huge fans of meat and other proteins, I love knowing that they are getting 7 grams of protein and 6 essential nutrients in a single 1 oz. serving.

Chocolate Crunch Peanut Butter Energy Balls with Planters Peanuts

The Dry Roasted Peanuts and Unsalted Dry Roasted Peanuts are my favorite for these Chocolate Crunch Peanut Butter Energy Balls.  They pack the perfect punch of sweetness and crunch in quick and easy wholesome snacks.

Chocolate Crunch Peanut Butter Energy balls

 

Quick Wholesome Snacks
 
Recipe Type: Snack
Author: Jenny @ The Melrose Family
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
Quick and easy energy balls packed full of nutrients that combine the flavors of salty and sweet.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pitted prunes
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts
Instructions
  1. In a food processor take 1/4 cup of the Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts and pulse them so that they are crushed. Set aside.
  2. Once the crushed peanuts are set aside, add the pitted prunes, peanut butter, cocoa powder and the leftover 1/4 cup of peanuts to the food processor and pulse to create a paste.
  3. Roll balls from the paste and then roll in the initial crushed peanuts that were set aside.
  4. Refrigerate or eat.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Planters . The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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    Comments

  • Blair @ The Seasoned Mom


    Love the short ingredient list and the delicious flavors. I need a batch of these to tote around!

  • Brittany


    Making these this afternoon! We are headed to the beach for a week once school is out so I am always looking for snacks that travel well and can keep in the fridge for later! Perfect!

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