Rice Cake Protein Balls

Yesterday, I mentioned my super long commute and how I deal with it and today I am going to bring you a little something else that has helps me cope…a delicious snack! I have made these Rice Cake Protein Balls twice now and I absolutely love them.

I used Tina’s recipe as a base but made a few tweaks to make them my own.

Rice Cake Protein Balls

Warning – these are REALLY good and super easy to eat all in one sitting. I made sure to portion them out as soon as they were done so I wouldn’t down all the balls at once.

rcpb ingredients

 

(Looks kind of gross…but it’s so so good!)

Ingredients:

  • 2 rice cakes
  • 2 Tbsp Nikki’s Coconut Butter (I used the macadamia nut cookie flavor)
  • 2 Tbsp Nutella
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp Perfect Fit Protein Powder (I used the Cinnamon Roll flavor)
  • 1 pinch of sea salt

Directions:

  1. Crush the rice cakes in a bowl.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients in with the crushed rice cakes until all incorporated.
  3. Roll into 8 balls.
  4. Refrigerate for an hour or overnight if you have the time and will power.

rice cake protein balls

Next time I make these delicious little orbs I am going to experiment with nuts and dried fruit and maybe change up the protein powder for a more chocolate-y ball!

Emily Signature

Any other ideas on what I could add to these treats to make them even more delicious?

Kale, Quinoa, Bacon, Apple Bowl

Last week I had one of my new favorite lunches, a Kale, Quinoa, Bacon, Apple Bowl from b. good in Boston. I knew it was going to make my Friday Favorites list and I also knew I had to remake this fantastic dish at home.

Kale, Quinoa, Bacon, Apple Bowl

My version didn’t include chicken like the b. good version I bought but that was only because I didn’t have any cooked chicken in the house to throw on it.

Kale, Quinoa, Bacon, Apple Bowl

Kale, Quinoa, Bacon, Apple Bowl

  • 2 cups of kale, washed and torn, stems removed
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 2 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked
  • 1/2 granny smith apple, cored and sliced
  • 2 Tbs dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbs sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced or cubed

Add kale and quinoa to your bowl and mix together. Then add everything else, adding the avocado last. I didn’t use dressing on mine but if you would like, a nice red wine vinaigrette would be delicious!