August 24, 2015

Sweet & Salty Protein Power Bites

College has been BUSY. Exciting. Scary. Intimidating. New. Uncomfortable and comfortable.

They've been keeping us busy with all of the orientation activities, and this moment is probably the first free moment I've had since Saturday morning! Meeting new people hasn't been as difficult as I had expected; it's great how everyone's super nice and open to others. There are definitely those who are exclusive and don't want to reach out to others, but the ones that I have met have been so genuinely kind and friendly, and I'm incredibly grateful for that. 

The food here isn't bad, and while the options may be limited, I'm kind of grateful for that because I'm not as tempted to binge eat everything. Had a bagel this morning (gluten free with vegan cream cheese & peach butter) for the first time in years, and it was GOOD. At the same time, I haven't had the need/time to snack, so balancing food isn't too bad. I did make a few extra protein bites before coming here, so I have to work on finishing those off, but they definitely are a healthy snack that won't make you feel guilty (unlike most college foods!) -----Big Change: haven't eaten peanut butter in nearly....four days?

Recipe: Sweet & Salty Protein Power Bites
By: Hannah Claudia

splash of water
10 softened medjool dates
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1/4 cup of walnuts
5 tablespoons of chia seeds
1/4 cup of hemp seeds
spoonful of peanut butter
1 tsp cinnamon
(opt) sprinkle of sea salt


1. Blend the dates and water in a food processor.
2. Add the oats and walnuts and blend until combined.
3. Mix in the chia seeds, hemp seeds, peanut butter, cinnamon, and sea salt.
4. Shape into bite sized balls and refrigerate (or even freeze) for at least 30 minutes!

xoxo, han

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