Obviously, the holidays bring treats, and I’ve mentioned before that we’ve been very strict with L about sugar. She’s old enough now to notice if other people are having something, and insists on having dessert as well.
One of the ways we’ve dealt with this is by having an alternative “treat” for her… and so far she’s been happy with that. We made peanut-butter-oat balls yesterday in order to prepare for the sweet treats that are coming. They are no-bake, so they’re super fast and easy.
PB-Oat Balls (printable recipe)
- 1/2 c. peanut butter (or almond, etc) at room temperature
- 1/2 c. rolled or quick oats
- 2-3 Tbsp agave nectar or honey
- 1/2 c. raisins
- chocolate chips, optional
Mix all ingredients together and roll into balls. You could also add coconut or skip the sweetener. I store them in the refrigerator or freezer.
This is our last weekend at home… we fly out to see family on Tuesday. I’m hoping to get one more long run in tomorrow before we go.
Is anyone else traveling for the holidays?