No Bake Energy Bites (Recipe and Demo)

This snack is easy to prepare and everyone in the family can enjoy! Try adding chia seeds for added fiber and heart-healthy omega-3 fats. Remember, when buying peanut butter aim for something natural with peanuts and salt as the only ingredients to cut down on added sugars and oils.

Watch community nutrition educator Bridgette Bostic, R.D.N., make energy bites: 

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Balsamic-Goat Cheese Grilled Plums

Grilled plums are healthy and delicious! Make this fruit-based appetizer at your next barbecue and impress everyone with this four-ingredient crowd pleaser.

Ingredients:
1 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
4 medium firm plums, halved and pitted
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

In a small saucepan, make a glaze by combining vinegar and lemon zest; bring to a boil. Cook 10-12 minutes or until mixture is thickened and reduced to about 1/3 cup (do not overcook). Grill plums, covered, over medium heat 2-3 minutes on each side or until tender. Drizzle with glaze; top with cheese.

Nutrition Facts
1 plum half with 1 tablespoon cheese and 2 teaspoons glaze: 58 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 41 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate (8 g sugars, 1 g fiber), 2 g protein.

Printable recipe available at: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/balsamic-goat-cheese-grilled-plums/