Happy THANKSGIVING WEEK!
Who's ready for family, football, and lots of good food? If you are looking for a way to satisfy that pumpkin pie craving the healthy way - these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites definitely fit the part.
Thanksgiving is definitely the holiday of BALANCE. The holidays present the struggle of being surrounded by delicious food but still wanting to stay on track towards your fitness goals. The good news: you can still eat amazing food that you love without completely derailing your progress. And if you find yourself splurging on just a little too much pumpkin pie - don't stress! Thanksgiving is one day of the year and a little cheat day never harmed anyone. Just do your best to start fresh and get back on track the next day.
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Lately I have been obsessed with protein packed energy bites like these because they are so quick and easy to make for an on the go snack. I like to prep them early in the week and keep them in my refrigerator for a healthy breakfast, snack, or even dessert.
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These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites are only 76 calories each and only have two grams of sugar - um, yes please! A lot of times I crave something sweet after a meal so these are a great bite-sized, clean and healthy treat to finish off your Thanksgiving dinner. There are actually TONS of health benefits that come along with eating pumpkin. It is very high in fiber and its rich orange color means it is loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. Beta-carotene is associated with healthy skin, good eye health, and a strong immune system.
These use Unico Nutrition's APOLLO vanilla milkshake protein powder to help boost the protein content. They have three grams each! If you want to try out Unico's protein, you can use the discount code "BOWERS20" to get 20% off on www.uniconutrition.com. I use their protein powder in most of my recipes because I love the flavor that it adds.
So what are you waiting for?! Try snacking on these this week to get in the Thanksgiving spirit. If you make them, snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @samanthabowers_ so I can see! Check out the recipe below.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving foods? Is pumpkin your favorite seasonal flavor? Leave a comment below. I want to hear from you!
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