Monday, May 17, 2010

Travel Bombs

First introduced to this recipe by my Sister, as she is always looking out for my calorie intake, I have begun to consistently travel to races with 'Travel Bombs'

I'll often find myself in a jam on the plane these days as free food is non-existent and sometimes the 1hr drive from the airport to the hotel can be agony. This is where having a couple of these in my carry-on can be the difference between feeling good and having my stomach digest itself.

I just made a batch of these 10mins ago. The recipe is from the White Water Cooks - at home Book with an adjusted title.

1 C Sunflower seeds
1C Sesame seeds
1C Rolled Oats
1C Choc Chips
1C Raisins
1C Dried Cranberries
1/2C Cocoa
1/4C Cinnamon
2C Peanut Butter
1/2C Honey
1C Coconut toasted

Makes 26 golf ball size

Simply put everything in a big bowl, mix, roll into small bombs and roll in coconut.

I was interested to see how many calories get packed into one of these guys, so I went onto FitDay.

Per Ball:

300 Cals as: Fat (51%) Carbs (40%) Protein (9%) % by calories

18g Fat, 33g Carbo, 8g Protein

At a avg. Volume of 4.19 cubic inches these boys pack 72 cals per cubic inch.


Bomb Silo


When baggage security asks you what the hell is that? Tell em they're the BOMB!

4 comments:

Krista DuChene said...

Sounds great and RD-approved! Thanks for sharing! I have a delicious recipe for granola (my aunt's actually), which calls for similar ingredients. I will definitely make these "bombs". Will be good for the drive to Ottawa...with a 2 and 4 yr old!
Oh, and welcome to Eload! Great products, great company. I often recovery smoothiesd (milk, banana, chocolate emend, peanut butter, ice cube). www.kristaduchenerunning.blogspot.com

Nick Gottfried said...

So good. Got me a couple doz in the fridge chillin. Rock in Scotland.

Leif Baradoy said...

I made these tonight and plan to take a few down with me to Mexico. Thanks for the easy recipe. I think I'll take a pass on the choc chips next time though . . . these things are already so good and sweet.

Anonymous said...

I am sad to hear the caloric value of the bombs as now I can't justify scarfing them down anymore. I don't have to worry so much about my caloric intake, more my output...like most people who have more than 6% body fat.
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