Brooklyn’s Frances Largeman-Roth is one of the busiest nutritionists in the media. Chances are you have seen her as a spokesperson for Cooking Light magazine on Good Morning America, Today, CNN and The Rachael Ray Show, among her many credits.
As a mother of three, she understands the need to have quick bites of healthy foods available and offers her favorite snack before her morning runs: Powerballs!
“I’m always looking around the kitchen for a healthy nibble that will hold me over until I can eat a proper breakfast,” she tells Fit Bottomed Eats.
She adds, “These 86-calorie bites are are dairy- and nut-free (and wheat-free if you use puffed rice). They pass the school test!”
- 1⁄2 cup puffed millet
- 1 cup puffed Kamut or puffed rice
- 1⁄2 cup diced dried plums (prunes)
- 1⁄3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1⁄4 cup sesame seeds
- 1⁄3 cup sunflower butter, at room temperature
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 3⁄4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- In a large bowl, toss together the puffed millet and puffed kamut or rice. Add the dried plums, chocolate chips and sesame seeds.
- Stir in the sunflower butter and the honey. You should have a nice sticky mess! Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Place the coconut in a small bowl. Using a tablespoon, scoop the mixture and form it into 1-inch balls with your hands. Roll the balls in the coconut and transfer to a container. You can store the powerballs in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer in a zip-top freezer bag for up to 1 month, but I bet they won’t last that long!
What is your favorite pre-workout snack? —Margo