On-The-Go Protein Balls

No bake protein balls are a great family friendly anytime snack! Pair the recipes with the nutritious Wildtree Balanced Meal Shake and you have a perfect boost for your day!

Here are some of my favorite easy recipes- Lemon Coconut, Cinnamon Vanilla and Mocha Energy Bites. Healthy, great for snacks or breakfast on the go, and kid friendly.

Lemon Coconut Protein Balls

Coconut and lemon is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations, and I think you’ll love this recipe for protein packed lemon coconut balls!

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These no-bake protein balls are super easy to make, and I often keep a batch in the refrigerator for a nutritious dessert or snack on-the-go. The whole family loves them!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Wildtree Vanilla Balanced Meal Shake
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice + zest to taste (about 1/3 of a lemon)
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour

Directions: Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl. Form into balls. Place on a parchment-lined plate in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes. Serve immediately! Protein balls can be stored in the refrigerator an air-tight container for up to 5 days. Makes 12 balls.

 

Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Balls

{NO BAKE, GLUTEN FREE, VEGAN FRIENDLY}

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Ingredients:

  • 1 heaping TBSP ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Wildtree Vanilla Balanced Meal Shake
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey if you are not vegan.·
  • 1/2 cup almond meal or peanut flour (you can also just finely grind raw almonds) ·
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup nut butter (creamy no stir works best)
  • 3/4 cup of gluten free quick oats or gluten free cereal of choice
  • 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  1. Grind up your oats or cereal in a food processor and transfer into a mixing bowl. This is optional. YOu can keep them whole as well and adjust the addition of honey.
  2. Add your almond meal, protein powder, cinnamon, and nut butter. Stir ingredients all together. • Add in your honey and vanilla then mix again well with hands. •
  3. You might need to add more honey or nut butter if batter gets to dry.
  4. Roll into 1-1.5 inch balls and place on cookie tray or plastic ware with parchment paper underneath.
  5. Let them freeze for 20-30 minutes then transfer into a Ziploc bag.
  6. Dust with additional cinnamon and vanilla protein if desired.
  7. Keep in fridge or freezer for up to 6 weeks.

Mocha Energy Bites

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 scoops Wildtree Chocolate Balanced Meal Shake
  • 1 tablespoon Wildtree Coffee Mousse Mix
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Directions:

  • Combine rolled oats, ground flaxseed, Chocolate Shake Mix, and Coffee Mousse Mix in a mixing bowl.
  • Add almond butter, chocolate chips, and maple syrup to the dry ingredients and stir until completely combined.
  • Shape mixture into 8 balls (about 2 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture per ball).

 

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For more information contact Kathy McCool

Wildtree Senior Director, Meal Prep Coach and Blogger

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

“EASY, DELICIOUS PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE FAT BOMBS! GREAT FOR WEIGHT LOSS, CURBING APPETITE, KETO DIETS AND SATISFYING YOUR SWEET TOOTH!”

FAT BOMBS!!! Because sometimes…..you just need to calm your chocolate craving.

Have you ever heard of fat bombs? Sounds pretty gross if you ask me but it’s actually a delicious little snack/food made from healthy fats. A lot of people use these high-fat morsels when they are doing keto diets, paleo diets, Atkins, or some other low carb-calorie diet.  I don’t use these fat bombs in that way though.

HOW I USE FAT BOMBS

I use these peanut butter chocolate fat bombs to tide me over between meals and to satisfy my raging sweet tooth. They are high in healthy fat so I ONLY have 1 or 2 on days when I’m really fighting the urge to eat 3 slices of cake 🙂

I like to give them to my children to curb their sweet tooth and to get our Wildtree Shake nutrients in a snack!  See labels of the extremely nutrient dense Wildtree Shakes here.

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KETO-FRIENDLY SWEETENER

If you’re using these as part of your Keto-diet and not just as an appetite suppressor (which is how I use it) then you’ll want to use a Keto-friendly sweetener. Now depending on who you ask, some folks say that agave and pure maple are keto-friendly. I’m not even getting into that debate!

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WHY COCONUT OIL IS THE BOMB!!

  1. Helps the body fight off disease and viruses, including yeast, fungus, and candida.
  2. Boosts and restores thyroid function and control blood sugar.
  3. Lowers bad cholesterol
  4. Helps the body burn energy, abdominal fat.
  5. Balances hormones, moods.
  6. A zillion other things

You have to keep these peanut butter chocolate fat bombs in the fridge since they begin to melt at room temperature. Whenever you are having an intense sugar craving or feeling a bit hungry in between meals or snacks, pop one of these babies! They simply melt on the tongue and are pretty darn satisfying.

WAIT!! DON’T TRASH IT!

The mixture won’t taste all that great while you’re making them. Remember this isn’t a candy bar. Don’t taste it while you cooking it because you may be tempted to throw it out. Don’t do that! Go ahead and follow through with the recipe. They taste a bit sweeter once they are set (and you can add more sweetener to fit your taste).

I guess I was expecting some intense milk chocolatey tasting truffle. Just don’t go in expecting Godiva and you’ll be just fine.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bomb Recipe

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Author: Kathy McCool
Serves: 10-25 fat bombs (depends on how small your molds are)
Ingredients
  • ½ cup organic Wildtree Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup Organic peanut butter or almond butter (with less than 5 grams of sugar)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Wildtree Shake- Chocolate
  • 2-4 tablespoons Agave (or sweetened to taste)
    • I used our own honey 🙂
    • If using these in a Keto diet you’ll need to go with a keto-friendly sweetener. Just sweeten to taste)
  • Splash of vanilla extract (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over low heat melt coconut oil and peanut butter.
  2. Stir in Wildtree Shake- Chocolate.IMG_8696
  3. Stir in sweetener – agave or honey, etc.
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract if using.
  5. Pour into a spouted cup to make pouring easier.
  6. Pour mixture into silicone candy molds.
  7. Refrigerate until set.
  8. Remove from molds and store in the fridge in an air tight container.
  9. Eat one fat bomb to curb the appetite or satisfy your sweet tooth.

 

 

 

For more information contact Kathy McCool

Wildtree Senior Director, Meal Prep Coach and Blogger

kmccool24@gmail.com

4 Reasons to Cook Your Freezer Meals with an Instant Pot

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1. Bring some adventure to your kitchen.

For weeks after purchasing her Instant Pot, Mandy, was ducking and covering every time she cooked with it. She has since determined that this fear is unwarranted, even after she got sprayed by one of her soups. Seriously, these appliances are safe, but they still might give you the thrill you are looking for in the kitchen.

2. Say goodbye to consistency/texture slow cooker meals.

Have you have ever been disappointed by a slow cooker meal that looked and smelled amazing, but when you bit into it it was all grainy or the vegetables were mushy? Because the Instant Pot cooks meals more quickly and all of the moisture is kept inside by the seal, the texture of your meals will not be effected like it sometimes is in the slow cooker.

Just a disclaimer, we all still love our slow cookers, but some dishes taste better slow cooked than others. The Instant Pot is a great equalizer!

3. Don’t worry about defrosting meals!

Say what?

Yes! the Instant Pot lets you break one of the cardinal rules of freezer cooking. And let’s face it. Real life happens. Sometimes it is 5:30, and dinner is still a frozen brick. But with the Instant Pot you can cook freezer meals from frozen and still cook it in less time than the original recipe!

4. Save TONS of time on serving day. 

Some of you are seriously busy. You wear a lot of hats, and even with freezer meals you don’t always have time to wait for a meal to bake or slow cook. If you don’t know this already, increased pressure means that you can cook at higher temperatures, which means that you can cook meals in a fraction of the time!

 

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Plus, you get your normal hostess credits ((which are amazing might I add!!)) ((A minimum of $100+ in FREE Wildtree groceries!))

 Pick your date before it’s GONE! Contact Kathy at kmccool24@gmail.com

For more information contact Kathy McCool
Wildtree Senior Director, Meal Prep Coach and Blogger
kmccool24@gmail.com

Top 5 Reasons to Meal Plan

While meal planning can be considered a chore to add onto your “to-do list,” this is one chore that should be at the top of that list! What if I told you we could meal plan WHILE HAVING FUN WITH FRIENDS?  That’s just what we did and everyone left with 10-20 family size meals for their busy nights ahead.  Healthy, easy and convenient were three words used a lot last night!

Thank you for hosting Alyssa & Carmen!  Courtney, Courtney, Becka, Rosa, Joy, Rachel, Kara, Nancy, Jenni, Chelsea, Christina and Amanda, I can’t wait to hear you are loving your healthy meals and stress free meal time.  See you at the next workshop!!

Here are 5 reasons why meal planning matters:

1. Save moneysave-money

When you have your meals planned, it makes grocery shopping a breeze.  You’ll be more likely to stick to your list and less likely to make impulse purchases.  This way you’ll go to the grocery store with purpose rather than on the whim and you won’t come out with a dozen of random unhealthy food items, most of which you won’t eat. Plus with so many delicious meals to look forward to, you’ll be spending less money ordering costly takeout or dining out.

2. Eat healthier

If you have to come up with something to eat last minute, you’ll find yourself probably going out for dinner instead. As a result, you are most likely to end up exceeding your daily calorie and sodium intake! Even just stopping at the grocery store to pick up a last minute dinner may lead to poor choices. When you shop hungry, you are more likely to throw junk food into your cart.  Planning your meals ultimately allows you to take control of your own personal nutrition needs and less likely to act on impulse drive thru or take out. Wildtree chef designed recipes are nutritionally dense and approved by our Registered Dietician, so you can feel good eating them!

3. Save Time

save-timeOur set grocery lists will prevent you from wandering around the grocery store aimlessly and our meal plans will save you from having to think about what to eat every day.  If you find yourself quite busy during the workweek, take some time out WITH FRIENDS to prepare most of your meals. Having the meals done will allow you to have something healthy and DONE for when you arrive home exhausted and don’t feel like prepping a whole meal.

4. Eliminate Mealtime Stress

The daily “what’s for dinner” thought that plague our minds throughout the day is a constant stress to have, but it’s easily prevented by having a plan.  Having your calendar filled in with a meal plan will provide an easy answer! If you’re tired of this question and you’re often short on time, Wildtree workshops will be your new best friend. Having 10-20 new meals to choose from your freezer makes mealtime stress free!!

5. Less Food Waste

Approximately 40% of food in the US goes to waste, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.  By planning out your meals and only purchasing what you really need, you can avoid adding to this shocking statistic.

If you’re looking for more tips, recipe ideas and inspiration on how easy it can be to meal prep with friends check out http://www.simplehealthyworkshop.com
For more information contact Kathy McCool
Wildtree Director, Meal Prep Coach and Blogger
kmccool24@gmail.com

My Meal Prep Thursday

I am sure you have all heard this saying before “failing to prepare is preparing to fail”. I know this may sound a bit harsh but it is SO true, especially when it comes to preparing your meals. ALL of us are busy in our day-to-day lives. Whether you are a mom, student or working full time, it can be hard (or absolutely impossible!) to cook all of your meals at home each day. This is where meal preparation can quickly become your best friend! Without meal prep, you increase your chances of eating junk or convenience foods if you get busy or caught without food.

So what is meal prep? Meal prep can mean different things to each person, so it is important you find a routine and plan that works for you. For this group of ladies, it was WILDTREE WORKSHOP to the rescue!!  To them it is about saving time in the kitchen, eating healthy meals, lowering dinnertime stress, not crying when you hear the words “what’s for dinner” and not panicking when 5pm hits you and you don’t have a plan.

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Thank you for hosting the FUN and PRODUCTIVE 2 hours together Marci!!  We enjoyed the yummy snacks you made using the Wildtree products and the Recipe tab at http://www.wildtree.com.   Thank you for coming to your second workshop Casey and Anna!  I know you will love these meals as much as you loved the first 10-20.  Excited to hear feedback from you and your family on your meals and stress free dinnertime, Delinia, Delores, Catha, Megan, Laura, Rachel and Sara.  Thank you for joining us and I can’t wait until the next workshop coming up!

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Meal Prep and Ketchup?!

Meal Prep and Ketchup go hand in hand right?!  It sure does for Faith!  She couldn’t wait to try Wildtree ketchup and she loved it.  Kid approved!

We had a FUN & PRODUCTIVE Saturday afternoon prepping 10-20 meals per guest.  You couldn’t ask for a better group of ladies!  Thank you for hosting Kaylene!  I can’t wait to hear how stress free & healthy dinnertime is changing your world Sandy, Sharrion, Jill, Shauna and Emily.

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Women worried about what we feed our kids, ourselves and the ones we love.  We talked a lot about the preservatives, dye, GMO, MSG and bad ingredients that we are always worried about being in our food.    WORRY NO MORE WITH WILDTREE!!

See you all for the next workshop at Emily’s in May!!

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