Apple Pie Energy Balls (low sugar – no bake)

Jessica Penner, RDDessert, Recipes, SnackLeave a Comment

These energy balls are a convenient snack that provide a good balance of complex carbs, healthy fats, and filling protein! They’re low sugar and super easy to make: no food processor or baking required! why these energy balls are a smart choice Most of the energy ball recipes I’ve seen and tasted have been UBER sweet. There’s energy balls, and then there’s sugar balls. You might as well snack on candy! So I set out to create a tasty treat that with just enough sweetness… an energy ball that gets its energy from more than just sugar. It was a … Read More

Chai Latte Energy Balls (low sugar – no bake)

Jessica Penner, RDDessert, Recipes, SnackLeave a Comment

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These energy balls are a convenient snack that provide a good balance of complex carbs, healthy fats, and filling protein! They’re low sugar and super easy to make: no food processor or baking required! why these energy balls are a smart choice Most of the energy ball recipes I’ve seen and tasted have been UBER sweet. There’s energy balls, and then there’s sugar balls. You might as well snack on candy! So I set out to create a tasty treat that with just enough sweetness… an energy ball that gets its energy from more than just sugar. It was a … Read More

Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls (low sugar – no bake)

Jessica Penner, RDDessert, Recipes, Snack2 Comments

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These energy balls are a convenient snack that provide a good balance of complex carbs, healthy fats, and filling protein! They’re low sugar and super easy to make: no food processor or baking required! why these energy balls are a smart choice Most of the energy ball recipes I’ve seen and tasted have been UBER sweet. There’s energy balls, and then there’s sugar balls. You might as well snack on candy! So I set out to create a tasty treat that with just enough sweetness… an energy ball that gets its energy from more than just sugar. It was a … Read More

15 low sugar, no bake energy balls you NEED in your life!

Jessica Penner, RDDessert, Recipes, Snack4 Comments

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For years I sat back and watched friends, family, Pinteresters, bloggers, grandmothers, YOU NAME IT, make energy balls while I had 0% interest in taking part in the trend. I figured if I wanted a cookie, I’d make cookies. If I wanted granola bars, I’d make granola bars. Why fuss with forming dough into finnicky little balls? It seemed like more work than payoff. But then, all of a sudden, I had the urge to make some energy balls and, with one bite, I knew exactly what the big deal was! Energy balls are amazing! They’re not like cookies or … Read More

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Balls (low sugar)

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These energy balls are a convenient snack that provide a good balance of complex carbs, healthy fats, and filling protein! They’re low sugar and super easy to make: no food processor or baking required! why these energy balls are a smart choice Most of the energy ball recipes I’ve seen and tasted have been UBER sweet. There’s energy balls, and then there’s sugar balls. You might as well snack on candy! So I set out to create a tasty treat that with just enough sweetness… an energy ball that gets its energy from more than just sugar. It was a … Read More

Rhubarb Banana Bread – super moist

Jeremy PennerBaked, Breakfast, Dessert, Recipes, Snack32 Comments

rhubarb banana bread super moist

An incredibly moist banana bread whose sweetness is balanced by the tart addition of rhubarb. I’ve discovered the best way to do recipe testing. Get you guys to do the work for me! Just kidding. But you lovely readers really helped me out with this recipe! I posted a pic of my first attempt at rhubarb banana bread on Instagram and had so many people ask me for the recipe. I knew the recipe needed work so I quickly made another loaf, which I thought was perfect. But I’m just one opinion. Then I sent the recipe to anyone who … Read More

Cut Down on Sugar! practical & healthy snack ideas from a dietitian

Jessica Penner, RDNutrition, Virtual Grocery Store Tour2 Comments

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This post was developed through a sponsored collaboration with KIND healthy snacks.  However, all opinions are mine! “I know what I should do, I just can’t do it.” I hear this a lot from my clients. How about you? You know you probably shouldn’t eat so much sugar, but are you confident that you can eat less? You probably think the problem is your willpower. You’re probably beating yourself up about it. The good news is that your problem may be more of a knowledge problem than a willpower problem. In a recent survey conducted by Leger and KIND, Canadians shows that … Read More