Monday, September 7, 2020

Protein Bites

How about a mid morning pick me up with some Protein Bites?  

I'm using this pretty teacup that my friend, Rosie, gave me from her mother's collection.  I think it's pretty for Fall.

Yield: 20-25 depending on size
Author: Kitty

Protein Bites

Protein Bites 
If you need a mid morning or mid afternoon pick me up, these little morsels satisfy. Kids seem to like them, even for breakfast.


   2 cups oats

  1/2 cup honey

  1 cup peanut butter or cashew or almond butter

   2 scoops vanilla protein powder

  1/4 cup Craisins, chopped

  1/4 cup chopped cashews or almonds

  1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Mix the oats, peanut butter, honey and protein powder.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients.  Refrigerate for about thirty minutes.  Roll into bite size balls and store in the fridge.


Chia seeds would be a good addition, too.
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My Marine grandson, Connor, surprised his family and flew home for Labor Day weekend!  My daughter found him on the sofa in the morning!!

We were so happy to be with him!!

I had two cuties spend the night.  Here's Hayden mixing up our protein bites, which she loved!

Harper always loves tea time in the morning!

My granddaughter, Ella is turning 10 this week!  

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  1. What a beautiful family you have Kitty and what a nice surprise to find Connor home for a visit. He's such a handsome young man! Love seeing those sweet girls too, how time flies, Ella is 10! Your protein bites sound delicious! Happy Labor Day ♥

  2. You have such a lovely family, Kitty. What a wonderful surprise it must have been for your daughter's son to be found sleeping on the couch! ♥♥♥

    Your grand girls are so beautiful, just like their grandmother.

    Thanks for the protein bites - yum. Bet it was fun having your helper make them. Nice the two were able to spend the night, what fun!!! : - )

    Happy Labor Day! Hugs!

  3. The table looks so pretty set up and I love the pretty china. That is a gorgeous head planter too. What a beautiful family you have and the grands are just precious.
    Have a wonderful day and week Kitty.

  4. Oh I am so glad to hear that Connor came home to visit. What a handsome young man he is too. Love those little protein bites. I can't eat just one though. LOL! You have a beautiful family Kitty. Happy Labor day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Connor looks great! He must have been a sight for sore eyes for his mother and all the family. That's a mighty nice photo of the two of you. Happy Birthday to the birthday 🎂 gal!

  6. You have a beautiful and precious family!Happy Birthday to Ella!Your table is gorgeous as ever,so inviting!That teacup is really wonderful,a treasure!Your recipe looks yummy.Best wishes!

  7. Gotta love it when friends pass on pretty teacups to us!

    Your godson sure is a stealthy Marine! Glad he was able to do a family visit.

    Advanced birthday wishes to Ella! I assume there will be a special birthday tea for her???

  8. *Correction: Grandson (not godson)

  9. Hello Kitty, that looks a delicious recipe.

    Wonderful family photographs, and wishing Ella a happy 10th birthday.

    All the best Jan

  10. Oh, the smiles on each of your family member's faces. What a wonderful surprise for your daughter to see Connor on the couch in the morning. I love this story. Kitty, those delicious looking 'bites' would go down well any time of the day.

  11. WOW! You've had some real excitement with Connor coming home and surprising you all! How special! I remember my Marine boyfriend doing that - what a treat! Love this recipe...this kind of treat is always welcome in my house. Love those nibbles that 'pick me up'....thanks for sharing. Love all your photos! Happy birthday to Ella! Double digits is a big deal. =)

  12. Your family photos are so nice! Your recipe sounds delicious, I need to try it soon!
    Happy Birthday to Ella! =)

  13. What a nice surprise Kitty, Connor looks great, all grown up:@) The protein bites sound like a nice snack too!

  14. Hi Kitty, I know you and your family had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. What a thrill your daughter must have had finding Connor asleep on the sofa, that's awesome. Your table is so pretty set for a fall pick me up. Love the teacup and it reminds me of fall. Great photos........Have a wonderful week.

  15. You inspire me so much, sweet friend! I made some of these, but I used cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips. They are SO good! Thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes. Oh, I am SO excited that you got to see Connor!!!! Praise God for bringing him home safe to you all. I can't imagine how surprised and happy your daughter was to find him at home! God bless all of you with an amazing time together.

  16. Oh, Kitty, what a glorious surprise for your daughter to find Connor on the couch this past weekend! He's gone from boy to man in such a short time. Again, I thank him for his service and pray God keeps all our servicemen safe and HONORED by those of us they serve and protect! The protein balls really do look good, and if Hayden (kid) approves, then maybe my big kid will like them too, you think?? ;)

  17. What a wonderful surprise!! I'm so glad you got to see him and have a family gathering! I love that your grand girls love their tea! Protein Bites are my favorite breakfast, I would love your chocolate chip version!

  18. Oh, what a wonderful surprise! I wish one of mine would surprise me but then everyone has to self-isolate if they come. The picture of you and your grandson is very special! You are so cute standing next to him. He looks tall. My three older grandsons simply tower over me because they are all well over six feet. I love it! I knew I would be the shrimp in the family! What fun your granddaughters have at your house, and a Happy Birthday to Ella! Hugs...Sandi

  19. That is a such a special surprise for your family, Kitty! I can only imagine how your daughter felt finding him on the sofa in the morning ♥ I think I would love those protein balls too! I've been craving oatmeal cookies but sound great too. What fund to have your little ones spend the night. Happy Birthday to Ella! Our oldest grandson turns 11 next week on the 18th. Our daughter's birthday was last week. Lots of September birthdays :)

  20. Such an awesome surprise to see Connor. A beautiful family you have. Ella being 10 is growing up so fast.
    The littles are so sweet. The protein bars can be a great picker wonderful recipe Kitty.

  21. Thank you for your service to our country Connor and to your family as well who also make scarifices. Kitty, I always love seeing your family photos, we have watched some of these kiddo's grow up. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,501!
    Miz Helen


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