Snacks are always a good thing. And let’s be real, we’ve all binged on them to the point where they turned into a meal or 3. It’s not a terrible thing, until you realize that snack was a couple hundred to 1,000 calories of not the best ingredients.

If you’ve felt this sense of turmoil and guilt, Leanne came in the clutch with her healthy Protein Energy Balls.

What You’ll Need

½ cup rolled oats

1/3 cup almond or peanut butter

¼ cup quinoa (optional)

1/8 cup chia sends

1/8 cup flax seeds

2 scoops protein powder (your choice of protein)

4 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)

3 tablespoons honey (or agave)


  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl; combine oats, quinoa, chia seeds, flax seeds, protein powder, and chocolate chips 
  2. Mix almond butter and honey together, then combine to dry the ingredients 
  3. Roll into bite-sized balls and place on parchment paper 
  4. Refrigerate for at least 20 min before serving 

**Notes: peanut butter may be subbed for almond butter, double oats to 1 cup if not using quinoa, may add ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract if desired; may also place oats and quinoa in a blender for a smoother blend