Are you looking for a healthy, quick, grab-and-go snack? Most of the so-called “health” bars on the market today contain questionable ingredients. Many which are hard to pronounce and most likely processed. Plus they are packaged and full of preservatives. YUCK! Fruits, veggies, even raw nuts are great snack options. But if you are looking for something a little more filling try my oat energy bites! These delicious little balls are made from REAL food and nothing FAKE! They are full of healthy fats, protein and complex carbs making them a well- balanced healthy whole food snack. I even like to enjoy a few for dessert as they are sweetened lightly with dates and raw honey (natural sugars). Recipe: OAT ENERGY BITES 1 cup raw cashews puréed in food processor Add 12 pitted dates, purée 1/2 cup gluten free oats 1/4 cup raw coconut flakes (unsweetened) 2 TBSP raw almond butter 1 TBSP coconut oil or coconut butter 1 tsp raw honey Shake in some cinnamon Run all ingredients through food processor until thicker paste comes together Fold in just a little bit of mini choc chips (I use Enjoy Life brand) Wet hands and roll into balls put in freezer for 20 min to set. Keep in fridge in airtight container to snack on through the week! ENJOY! NOTE: We are thrilled to have Susie R., a holistic health coach, athlete, wellness junkie and “real-food” activist provide this guest post. Be sure to check out her blog Real Food Real Fitness.