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Here are 3 super simple make-ahead protein ball recipes for kids

Here are 3 super simple make-ahead protein ball recipes for kids

Every parent out there is looking to simplify their day, their week, their to-do list. That’s why we’re focusing on simple make-ahead food options you can prep over the weekend, toss in the freezer or the fridge, and grab as needed.

 

In an effort to simplify your week we put together a roundup of our favorite make-ahead protein ball recipes. These kid-friendly protein balls are super easy to make and many are made with pantry staples. That not only helps to simplify the process, but it makes it more likely that you’ll give them a try, and trust us when you do, you won't regret it.

Imagine that moment when your kiddo walks up and says, “Hey Mom, I’m hungry” and then you reach in the fridge and pull out those delicious protein balls. That’s a win right there and the only thing you lifted was that tupperware.

So let’s get started, here are some of our personal favorite make-ahead, kid-friendly protein balls.

Strawberry Almond Protein Balls

This delicious recipe comes from fellow Healthy Height Mom, Katie Serbinski also known as @momtomomnutrition. She says these protein balls are the perfect snack when her kids are craving something sweet, they’re nutritious and great for on-the-go.

Ingredients

  • 3 scoops of Vanilla Healthy Height shake mix
  • 1.5 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 12 pitted dates
  • 1 cup freeze dried strawberries

The Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor
  2. Pulse to combine
  3. Using a cookie scoop or a teaspoon shape into balls
  4. Refrigerate for an hour and serve
  5. Keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator

Protein Date Balls

With 5 grams of protein per ball, this delicious recipe, brought to you by @kids.eat.in.color, a Healthy Height Mom and RDN, is the perfect addition to a lunch or afternoon snack.

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops of Chocolate Healthy Height shake mix
  • 1 ⅓ cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup of raw walnuts
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional* bee pollen or hemp hearts in small bowls on the side

The Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor
  2. Pulse until the mixture is very smooth
  3. Using a cookie scoop or a teaspoon shape into balls
  4. Roll the balls in hemp hearts or bee pollen to coat the outside
  5. Refrigerate for an hour and serve
  6. Keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator

4 Ingredient Nut Butter Bites

These delicious nut butter bites require no baking and as an added bonus they have just 4 ingredients in them. Made by Alex of @thefamilynutritionist, a dietician and another one of our amazing Healthy Height parents, she tells us these are the perfect kid’s snack for busy parents.

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop of Chocolate Healthy Height shake mix
  • ½ cup of quick cooking oats
  • ¼ cup of nut butter of choice
  • 2 tbsp honey

The Method:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together
  2. Shape into teaspoon sized balls and freeze
  3. Keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator

Make-ahead snacks and meals are a great way to get time back during the week. We can all agree spending time with family is way more fun than spending time in the kitchen, unless the family is in the kitchen helping, then that’s pretty fun too. We hope these recipes have inspired you to take back family time during the week. Happy prepping.