Power Bites


I am all for pre-prepped meals and snacks that make my day easier as a dietetic intern. So when I saw this month's Recipe Redux theme -- "Did you receive a trendy new cooking gadget as a holiday gift? Or do you have a tried-and-true kitchen tool you couldn’t do without? Show us a healthy recipe highlighting a favorite kitchen tool, gadget, or gizmo"-- I knew I had to highlight my favorite kitchen tool- mini food processor!


It is a quick and simple tool I use for almost anything.

Lately I have been using it to break down my oats for my oatmeal. I also have used it for shredded carrots for my favorite carrot cake recipe (on the blog soon!). Now I have been continuously making power balls by using the food processor to chop up walnuts, almond, cashews, etc., to make the perfect bite sized power balls.


For this post I am sharing one of my favorite recipes that includes 5 simple ingredients.

Power Bites


  • 2 ounces raw almonds (you can use your favorite nut or a mixture!)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons unsweetened sunflower butter (or your favorite nut butter)
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips/chunks


1. In a food processor, add almonds. Process until almonds are finely chopped. Add sunflower butter, and maple syrup. Process until a smooth texture comes out that is sticky enough to roll into balls. Add more maple syrup to get sticky consistency.

2. Pour mixture into a bowl and add dried cranberries, chia seeds and chocolate. Stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.

3. With about 1 tablespoon of the mixture, roll into a ball. Repeat until all mixture is used then place on a plate and refrigerate for 1 hour or enjoy immediately.




Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be