Eating healthier in the New Year just got easier with these No Bake Peanut Butter Quinoa Energy Balls!  Easily made in just minutes and are the perfect healthy snack to grab on-the-go!

No Bake Peanut Butter Quinoa Energy Balls #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree

With the New Year officially in full swing and the holiday season over, getting back to REAL life can be seriously tough. It’s back to healthier eating, a busy schedule while squeezing in time for meal prep, workouts and relaxing with your family!  That’s why making healthy snacks that I can easily grab on-the-go or keep at work is super helpful in keeping myself accountable and on track while maintaining a healthy lifestyle 🙂

Not only do these energy balls require ZERO baking, but they taste AMAZING!  They’re also full of healthy ingredients that you can actually feel good about eating.  This recipe is literally the easiest thing you’ll make all year, all you need is some cooked quinoa, rolled oats, nut butter of your choice (I used peanut butter), nuts or seeds, some dried fruit and I also threw in a little cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup (or you could use honey) along with some coconut flakes for additional sweetness.  These energy balls make the perfect satisfying treat that you can snack on during the week when you need a little sweet fix or even a delicious afternoon snack for your kids!

No Bake Peanut Butter Quinoa Energy Balls #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree

Not only will your kids love to eat these, but they’ll have so much fun making them with you too!  These balls can be easily made in just minutes and take about an hour or two in the freezer to firm up.  No baking required!  They are such great portable snacks to have on hand, especially while trying to stay on track after the holidays.

I love this recipe because the energy balls are high in protein, fiber and healthier fats with zero refined sugar and are also vegan-friendly making them a delicious snack for anyone to enjoy!

No Bake Peanut Butter Quinoa Energy Balls #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree

No Bake Peanut Butter Quinoa Energy Balls #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree

I was able to easily find all of these ingredients at my local Safeway which has become my go-to place to shop!  Safeway always has everything I need whether I’m running out for just a few items or need to do a large grocery haul and their exclusive, top-selling, O Organics® line makes it super EASY for anyone to purchase great-tasting organic food at affordable prices!  O Organics products are available in my area exclusively at Safeway.  If you don’t have a Safeway in your area, that’s okay because you can find O Organics products at all Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Express, United Supermarkets, Market Street and Carrs/Safeway.

I’ve always been so impressed with the quality of O Organics products at Safeway.  They literally have everything you could possibly need, fully stocked, making it simple to snack healthier in the New Year.  Almost all the ingredients included in this recipe were from  Safeway’s O Organics line and they also offer over 300 other different products ranging from fresh produce, milk/eggs and grass fed beef to canned food items, coffee and various different condiments so the recipes and healthy snacks you could make are endless!

No Bake Peanut Butter Quinoa Energy Balls #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree

For this particular recipe, I mixed all the ingredients together in a bowl because I like the granola look of these balls, but you could also throw the ingredients into a blender and make the balls that way!  Not only does blending make the mixture a little easier to roll into balls, but they also have more of a dough-like texture as well.  You really can’t go wrong making these, it’s just all in what you prefer!  I also used raisins in this recipe, but oh would chocolate chips taste amazing!

I really hope you all enjoy these peanut butter quinoa energy balls as much as we did and if you DO end up making these, don’t forget to share your delicious photos on Instagram or Twitter and remember hashtag #eatyourselfskinnyrecipe so I can see what you all are eating in the New Year!

No Bake Peanut Butter Quinoa Energy Balls
 
Serves: 12 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 Tbsp shredded coconut
  • ⅓ cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl or process in a blender until well combined.
  2. Form dough into balls using your hands (about the size of a golf ball) and place on a cookie sheet or small pan (something that will fit in your freezer). Chill for about 2 hours until firm. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 ball • Calories: 132 • Fat: 6.2 g • Saturated Fat: 1.7 g • Carbs: 16.2 g • Fiber: 2.1 g • Protein: 4.2 g • Sugar: 5.4 g • WW Freestyle Points: 5

If you want to learn more about the O Organics line along with meal prep tips and recipe ideas, make sure to follow Safeway on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram or head to your local Safeway grocery store and stock up on your favorite products! 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.

No Bake Peanut Butter Quinoa Energy Balls #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree