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Welcome to the Official Site of The Y in Central Maryland Turkey Trot Charity 5K! We are excited to have you join us for this Thanksgiving morning tradition.

Adults, children and families from across the region come together to not only run (or walk, jog, stroll), but to raise funds so that children living in poverty in Central Maryland have access to Y programs that will forever shape their lives.

Thank you for being part of something good on Thanksgiving Morning!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Recipe: Easy Energy-Bites

Today everything is fast paced and we are always looking for something to eat that is easy to take along, easy to make, yummy and nutritionally appropriate for the entire family. We are loving this recipe for easy energy bites. And when we say "easy" we mean ingredients you can find at your local supermarket, no baking, and one bowl!

These are great to take as on-the-go snacks or mash in your favorite type of milk (cow, almond, soy, etc.) and enjoy like a cereal. Most of the ingredients can be swapped to match the season of your cravings.

Mix the following ingredients in a large bowl, refrigerate for at least 15 minutes (to make the mix easier to work with), and roll into small bite size pieces. These bites can be kept in the refrigerator or on the counter. It really is a quick recipe that the entire family can enjoy making and eating.

  • 2 cups dry oatmeal (we recommend old-fashioned oats)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ
  • 2/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup toasted coconut flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional) 
Consider swapping chocolate chips for white chocolate chips and coconut flakes for dried cranberries. You can also skip the coconut flakes and chocolate chips, and add in cinnamon and raisins. Experiment with it!

Picture from: gimmesomeoven.com and recipe adapted from: gimmesomeoven.com

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