So, while I was doing some quick pickup shopping at Publix today, I noticed a strange looking sampler. They appeared to be uncooked meatballs at first glance. I was slightly horrified that they’d serve something so obviously uncooked. I was very surprised that they were actually “strawberry bites” and due to the coloration, looked like uncooked meat.
I picked up the recipe, because it seemed like a clever idea for something at Halloween parties. Like “Try these raw meatballs (Werewolves only!)” or something to that effect.
Update: I found the “official” recipe on Publix Aprons site.
2 (0.8-oz) bags, freeze-dried strawberries
1 cup unsalted whole (or sliced) almonds
2/3 cup of quick-cook oats
2 scoops of vanilla whey protein powder (about 4 tablespoons)
7 tablespoons of agave nectar (or honey)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Place strawberries, almonds, and oats into a food processor bowl (or blender); blend until mixture is a powder. Transfer strawberry-oat mixture to medium bowl; Stir in protein powder, agave and vanilla until mixture is thoroughly blended.
- Scoop “bites” of strawberry mixture onto baking sheet (about 2 tablespoons each). Place strawberry bites in an airtight container and chill until ready to serve.
Makes ~24 bites.
Because I am on a weight loss/healthy living program, nutritional information is important to me. Here’s the advertised facts:
- Calories (per 1/12 of a recipe): 160kcal
- Fat: 6g
- Sat Fat: 0.5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 5mg
- Sodium: 5mg
- Carbohydrates: 23g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 15g
- Protein: 6g
- Calcium: 5% DV
- Iron: 6% DV