I have been making a version of these energy bites since before my first baby, Raleigh, was born. I made these in anticipation of needing an extra boost during labor, and then made a slightly edited version to help maintain my milk supply while breastfeeding. These are a *favorite* snack in our home – my husband requests them often! After I shared on Instagram that I had made a fresh batch, I got a lot of questions from friends asking what my recipe is. So while I don’t have photos of the process, I am happy to share my *very easy* go-to recipe with you!
- 1 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk/dark chocolate, or even white chocolate work great!)
- Pinch of ground sea salt
- 1/4 cup hemp hearts
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- 1 1/4 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter (substitute the nut butter of your choice, if you’d like!)
- 2 tablespoons honey (maple syrup is also a great choice, but you truly can’t beat local honey, if you’ve got it)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
I find it easiest to mix the dry ingredients together and the wet ingredients together in separate bowls, then integrate in one large bowl. It helps to use a spatula coated in coconut oil to evenly mix the items, but feel free to get your (clean) hands in there to help fully combine. Your “dough” is ready, and you just need to roll individual balls, then place on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet to be chilled in fridge or freezer. Once they’re chilled (after just a couple hours), store them covered in the fridge.
Tip: If you’re having trouble getting your dough to stay in the ball-shape, then your nut butter may be too warm or runny. Chill your dough for a bit before trying again.
Living minimally and conscious of our earth + community sometimes takes a bit of dedication and research. Investing in gorgeous pieces like my Apolis Market Bag is an easy choice – they make the perfect bags for farmers market trips, grocery store runs, quick overnights, and a transitional diaper bag on-the-go for my two boys. They are perfect for holding bouquets of fresh florals and loads of snacks for the littlest ones – the waterproof lining is easy to wipe down and the materials are strong and easy to care for, making it an item you’ll carry with you for years!
Customize your very own Apolis Market Bag here or choose from their selections of pre-designed pieces! Keep in mind that your purchase helps break a poverty cycle and empowers women across the globe – the mothers who handcraft your bag receive Fair Trade wages, annual profit dividends, and a retirement fund.
This product post is in partnership with Apolis. All opinions and reviews are my own.
Life is busy, and we always seem to be on the move. Thankfully, updating your accessory collection and finding the perfect Father’s Day gift is only a few clicks away with JORD! It’s easy to see why both my husband and I love our JORD watches, and I am so excited that JORD has offered to give my sweet friends (that’s you!) a chance to win a $100 shop credit! Select a watch for the special father in your life or even yourself! Even though there will only be one lucky winner of the $100 credit, ALL who enter will receive a 10% off code once the giveaway is closed, hooray (see below for the details + giveaway entry link)!
I am wearing the Sier Arcadia in Rose Gold and Marble, and it is even more gorgeous and luxe in person!
CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
The giveaway is open through 11:59 PM on Sunday, May 12, 2019. The $100 shop credit winner will be automatically selected and notified by JORD.Thank you so much to our partner JORD Wood Watches for sponsoring this post! All words and opinions are my own.
Well, friends! One of the most exciting things ever happened – seriously! Our sweet little brick cottage (in-progress) was featured on West Elm’s blog Front + Main! When Lindsey with WE reached out, I tried not to get *too* excited right away, but I just couldn’t help it. West Elm has been a favorite of mine for so long – affordable and on-trend pieces that fit perfectly into our design aesthetic and lifestyle. I worked with Amanda Sutton to capture our spaces for the article, and here are a few of my favorite images (scroll to the bottom for the link to the full feature!)>>
I would love for you to check out the full feature here!
This has to be one of my very favorite family sessions! It was so much fun to put on a pretty, flowy dress and head outside with my three best babes for a sweet evening with my girlfriend Lauren Jolly Photography!
To see the incredible images captured at WinMock on film, see my post here!
An early day in June, my three boys and I got dressed up and played around in the sunshine for an amazing evening with Lauren Jolly Photography
! The proof that Lauren is a fantastic photographer and creative is in these gorgeous film images of our family – forever memorializing these summer days with our two babes!
And, of course, everyone’s favorite willow tree at WinMock provided the perfect backdrop to so many of these heartfelt smiles and snuggles.
Lauren has been a sweet friend of mine for several years now – I got to know her first through the wedding + creative industry, but our friendship has evolved into so much more. She is an incredible mama to two boys and, with similar philosophies on parenting and lifestyle, I love that I can chat with her about anything and everything – pregnancy, labor + delivery, toddler tantrums, breastfeeding, babywearing, and everything in-between! She is an incredibly talented photographer, documenting the sweetest of life’s moments, and I was in literal tears when she sent me these gorgeous film images from our session. She easily captured my blonde boys’ sweet natures, and I will forever treasure these precious images of our family of four!
Life with littles brings incredible joy. It’s also challenging and busy. But finding healthy foods for your babes simply does not have to be. While we chose to do “baby led weaning” for both of our boys, it is so nice to have easy meals and snacks ready for us when we’re on the go. But quality and healthy, organic options don’t have to be compromised – that’s why I was so thankful to discover Amara Organic Foods
With a few, simple ingredients like egg, milk, coconut oil, and a pinch of sea salt, these were ready in no time.
And these pancakes were an instant hit! Oliver didn’t waste any time chowing down, and we had several left over that we refrigerated for easy meals later on!
We are big fans of Amara Organic Foods, and can’t wait to try a few more options! For ideas on how to incorporate these into BLW, check the blog here
Thank you to Amara Organic Foods for partnering with us and sending us the Potato Kale Mash samples to enjoy!