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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bento Lunch #423: Dinosaurs bento and No Bake Energy Bites with Recipe

Nikolai learned how to make these energy bites from his gifted and talented class at school. He requested to make them at home so we got the ingredients yesterday. Here is the recipe we used. I included some in his dinosaurs bento lunch today.

Dinosaurs bento, no bake energy bites recipe

  • 2 cups dry oatmeal (we used old-fashioned oats)
  • 1 cup Sunbutter (you could also use Almond butter or Peanut Butter)
  • 1 cup ground flaxseed 
  • 1 cup chocolate chips 
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup honey
  1. In a bowl, begin mixing the SunButter and honey together.
  2. Add the oatmeal and flaxseed and continue mixing.
  3. Combine the chocolate chips and raisins.
  4. Continue mixing all of the ingredients thoroughly.
  5. Chill the mix in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour.
  6. Once chilled, remove from refrigerator and roll into balls of whatever size you prefer. 
  7. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated. I am sure ours will be gone in a couple of days at most; they are so yummy!! 

Note: Feel free to substitute the ingredients above or add more to your liking. I have seen recipes using coconut flakes, almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, walnuts, dried fruits, vanilla extract and more.

In this bento lunch:
  • Dinosaur shaped whole wheat sandwiches with icing eyes and cucumber slices plates on back. No bake energy bites as stones below dinosaurs (recipe above).
  • Cucumber slices.
  • Strawberry slices and seedless green grapes. Packed in an Easylunchboxes container. Linked to BentoLunch.net
  • Linked to BentoBlogNetwork.com
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Here are the supplies that I used to make and pack this lunch.

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  1. Yum! This lunch looks so fresh and tasty, I'd happily eat it. Love all the dinosaurs!

    1. Thanks so much Grace for your kind comment and I am happy to know that you love it!:)

  2. Sounds yummy n love the cute dinos. :)

  3. Adorable dinos! I love the cucumber spikes!

  4. Super cute, Rina! I love that you and I both had dinosaurs on the brain today! :) The cucumber is awesome!!!

    1. Thanks so much Venia for your kind comment!:) Great minds think alike and I love that!

  5. Cute lunch and thanks for the recipe!

    1. Thanks so much Kathy!:) We doubled up the ingredients and I am glad that we did, I can't stop eating them!

  6. Loving those dinosaur spines.. what a great way to make them extra special!

  7. Congratulations! This is featured over at Bento Blog Network today!




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