Celebrity fitness expert Lisa Lynn has created a healthy snack that may help keep your kids’ hands out of the cookie jar. Appearing on San Antonio’s CBS News, Lynn told viewers that the Sunfiber in her peanut butter bliss balls helps create a feeling of fullness or satiety. Childhood obesity is on the rise. Keeping kids from overeating is a great way to help them develop good eating habits and maintain a healthy weight.
When some kids get home from school, they run straight to the kitchen for a snack. That dash may be related to hunger or it might be something else. “The truth is,” Lynn said, “most of the time we are thirsty.” She suggests making sure everyone has a water bottle. Kids should learn to keep themselves hydrated throughout the day. When it comes to snacks, Lynn suggests focusing on fruits and vegetables, and staying away from unhealthy prepackaged items. “This is the best way to live gluten free.”
Lynn says you may want to swap out a snack for her high-fiber, high-protein peanut butter balls. This rich snack contains Sunfiber. Most kids are not getting enough fiber. You can determine how much fiber your child needs by adding five to his age. For example, a 10-year-old should be getting 15 grams of fiber per day. Gluten-free Sunfiber is an easy way to add fiber to your family’s favorite foods. It’s mixes invisibly into water and other non-carbonated beverages, and it doesn’t change the taste or texture of foods. Sunfiber is available online at Tomorrow’s Nutrition. It’s also an ingredient in many products.
Lisa Lynn’s Peanut Butter Bliss Balls
1 cup of natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons protein powder
1 tablespoon Malaysian sustainable palm oil
1 scoop Sunfiber soluble fiber supplement
¼ cup honey
Mix together in a large bowl. Form mixture into one-inch balls. Freeze for 20 minutes before eating.