12 Teenage Cooking Recipes That Are Simple And Healthy

 

11. Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Combine peanut butter, oats, honey, and chocolate chips to create delicious and energy-packed peanut butter balls. These bite-sized treats are perfect for a quick and satisfying snack on the go.

Ingredients:

1 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup of peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup
1/4 cup of chocolate chips
Optional add-ins: chia seeds, flax seeds, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, or dried fruits

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, peanut butter, honey or maple syrup, and chocolate chips. Stir well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
If desired, add any optional add-ins, such as chia seeds, flax seeds, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, or dried fruits. These add-ins can provide additional nutrients, texture, and flavor to your energy balls.
Mix all the ingredients together until they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
Take small portions of the mixture and roll them between your hands to form bite-sized balls. The mixture should hold its shape easily. If it feels too dry, add a little more peanut butter or honey to bind the ingredients together.
Place the formed energy balls on a baking sheet or a plate lined with parchment paper.
Once all the mixture has been rolled into balls, place the baking sheet or plate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the energy balls to firm up and hold their shape.
After the chilling time, the peanut butter energy balls are ready to be enjoyed. You can transfer them to an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Grab a few energy balls whenever you need a quick and satisfying snack on the go.

12. Strawberry Shortcake Skewers

Thread fresh strawberries and cubes of angel food cake onto skewers for a delightful and portable dessert. Drizzle with melted chocolate or dip them in whipped cream for added decadence.

Ingredients:

Fresh strawberries
Angel food cake (store-bought or homemade), cut into cubes
Melted chocolate (optional)
Whipped cream (optional)

Instructions:

Wash the strawberries thoroughly and pat them dry with a paper towel. Remove the stems and hull the strawberries if desired. Set them aside.
Cut the angel food cake into bite-sized cubes, ensuring they are roughly the same size as the strawberries.
Take a skewer and thread a strawberry onto it, followed by a cube of angel food cake. Repeat this process, alternating between strawberries and cake cubes, until the skewer is filled, leaving some space at the end for easy handling.
Continue assembling more skewers until you have used up all the strawberries and cake cubes. You can adjust the amount of strawberries and cake cubes on each skewer based on your preference.
Optional: If desired, drizzle the strawberry shortcake skewers with melted chocolate for an added touch of decadence. You can melt chocolate chips or a chocolate bar in the microwave or over a double boiler and drizzle it over the skewers using a spoon or a piping bag.
Optional: Serve the strawberry shortcake skewers with a side of whipped cream for dipping or dolloping on top. Whipped cream adds a creamy and indulgent element to the dessert.
Arrange the strawberry shortcake skewers on a serving platter or individual plates for easy sharing.
Serve the strawberry shortcake skewers immediately and enjoy this delightful and portable dessert.