Christmas goodies

Christmas goodies

Are you looking for recipes for Christmas goodies? I have several in my new Sports Nutrition Guidebook.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bites   

Here’s a tasty treat that fits nicely into an afternoon snack. Perfect for hungry kids coming home from school, or hungry athletes after a workout. Bet you can’t eat just one…

Developed by Smart Balance, this recipe is one of many at

½ cup chunky peanut butter

1/3 cup powdered sugar

¼ teaspoon vanilla

¼ cup granola cereal

¼ cup graham cracker crumbs (1 sheet of graham cracker, crushed)

Optional: ¼ cup mini chocolate chips

1. In a medium bowl, using a spoon, combine the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Mix well.

2. Stir in the granola (and chocolate chips).

3. Shape into a large ball. Pinch off pieces and shape into 15 balls, about 1 inch in diameter.

4. Crush 1 sheet of graham crackers and place the crumbs in a shallow bowl. Lightly coat the balls (and discard any remaining crumbs).

5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Yield: 15 Peanut butter bites

Total calories: 1,125

75 calories per Peanut butter bite

6 g Carbohydrates

2 g Protein

5 g Fat

Written by Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD is an internationally respected sports nutritionist, weight coach, nutrition author, and workshop leader. She is a registered dietitian (RD) who is a board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). She is also a certified WellCoach. Nancy specializes in nutrition for performance, life-long health, and the nutritional management of eating disorders. She counsels both casual exercisers and competitive athletes in her private practice in the Boston area (Newton, MA). Some of her clients consider her to be their food coach, others their food therapist. Regardless, she enjoys the challenge of helping sports-active people transform their suboptimal eating habits into effective fueling plans. Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook, a best-selling resource, has sold over 550,000 copies and is now in it's new fifth edition.

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