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Deliciously Satisfying Energy Balls That Will Keep You Full for Hours

Almond Pistachio Cocoa Bites

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I bring these bite-size energy balls with me when I'm on the go, and they take just minutes to whip up! They're made with Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds, which provide a satiating mix of protein, fiber, and healthy fat. The pistachios and almond butter provide additional protein and healthy fat—and a dusting of unsweetened cocoa powder sweetens without the need for added sugar.

Get the recipe: Almond Pistachio Cocoa Bites

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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bites

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Pumpkin plus peanut butter? Bring it. "Whether it's first thing in the morning or midafternoon, we all need an energy boost at some point during the day," says Julie Harrington, R.D., blogger at RDelicious Kitchen. "The key to snacking is finding a combination with a balance of carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, and fiber. These bites have that balance for an energy-boosting snack."

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bites

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Spicy Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls

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"These spicy and sweet energy balls are made with wholesome ingredients like medjool dates, dried cherries, roasted unsalted almonds, and a hint of spice," says Shannon A. Garcia, M.D.S., R.D., blogger at KISS in the Kitchen. "With a slight kick, they're sure to help keep you full until your next meal."

Get the recipe: Spicy Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls

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Vegan Fruit, Nut, and Seed Energy Bites

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"These energy bites are powered by plant-based protein and complex carbohydrates from chia seeds, flax seeds, and oatmeal," says Emily Kyle, M.S., R.D.N., owner of Emily Kyle Nutrition. "Paired with slivered almonds and almond butter, these bites have all the nutrition and energy you need for a well-balanced snack. Simply throw all of the ingredients together in a bowl, mix, and roll."

Get the recipe: Vegan Fruit, Nut, and Seed Energy Bites

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Chocolate, Banana, and Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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"These little balls of energy are a perfect sweet and salty recovery food," says Anne Danahy, M.S., R.D.N., blogger at Craving Something Healthy. "They're packed with protein and healthy carbs to refuel your muscles, as well as potassium and some sodium to replace lost electrolytes. Keep them in your freezer, and grab a few when you head out the gym."

Get the recipe: Chocolate, Banana, and Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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Energy Blasts

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"This recipe has a high protein and healthy fat content, thanks to nuts and seeds, which help release energy over time versus an immediate sugar rush that can come from high carb-based snacks," says Mandy Enright, M.S., R.D.N., R.Y.T., blogger at Nutrition Nuptials. "Plus, the fiber will help keep you feeling more satisfied and less likely to snack again before your next meal. Just one of these little guys can tide you over for a few hours."

Get the recipe: Energy Blasts

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Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

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Pumpkin seeds and pumpkin spice in one bite? Yes, please! "These are a great snack because they're packed with heart-healthy fats and zinc, plus plenty of filling fiber," says Jessica Cording, M.S., R.D., of Keeping It Real Food. "They make a naturally sweet alternative to sugary snack bars."

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

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Chocolate-Drizzled Granola Balls

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"These easy-to-make, no-bake balls are the perfect energy-boosting snack," say Lyssie Lakatos, R.D.N., C.D.N., C.F.T., and Tammy Lakatos Shames, R.D.N., C.D.N., C.F.T., co-owners of Nutrition Twins. "Made with whole-grain oats for energy-revving carbohydrates and combined with almond butter and chia seeds for nutrient-packed protein and fiber, these bites provide a long-lasting fuel burst while the chocolate drizzle quenches a chocolate craving."

Get the recipe: Chocolate-Drizzled Granola Balls

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Almond Butter and Jelly Energy Bites

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Talk about a nutritious, yummy spin on PB&J. "Packed with chia, hemp seeds, and flax seeds, these almond butter and jelly energy bites are the perfect energy-boosting snack to power you through the day," says Kara Lydon, RD, RYT, author of Nourish Your Namaste.

Get the recipe: Almond Butter and Jelly Energy Bites

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No-Bake Apple Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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With sweetness from apples, dates, and cinnamon, these energy bites combine favorite fall flavors. "These are a perfect bite of fall flavor with no added sugar," says Chrissy Carroll, R.D., blogger at Snacking in Sneakers. "The subtle sweetness is thanks to the addition of dates and apples, while peanut butter and chia seeds bring tasty healthy fats to the table."

Get the recipe: No-Bake Apple Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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Raw Cashew Cacao Goji Protein Snacks

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Presenting a combo of dates, cashews, gogi berries, and more, these bites provide plant-based nutrients. "These energy bites make a great midafternoon snack," says sports dietitian Kelly Jones, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D. "The protein, fiber, and healthy fats will keep you full until dinner—and with no added sugar, you won't have a crash in energy levels."

Get the recipe: Raw Cashew Cacao Goji Protein Snacks

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Walnut Protein Balls

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This protein ball combines walnuts with oatmeal, honey, and more. "Energy balls are a great emergency snack with zero preservatives and chemicals," says Kelli Shallal, M.P.H., R.D., C.P.T., blogger at Hungry Hobby. "Full of healthy fats, they are a convenient way to quickly satisfy your hunger!"

Get the recipe: Walnut Protein Balls

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