No-Bake Pumpkin Cranberry Bites

1 ½ cups old fashioned oats (uncooked)
3 scoops Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement- Pumpkin spice
1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
¼ cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup nut butter (peanut, almond etc)
½ cup pure canned pumpkin puree
Optional: 1/8 cup mini chocolate chips

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 45 min (including refrigeration time)

In a small bowl mix : oats, protein powder, pumpkin pie spice, cranberries and mini chocolate chips (if using) and set aside.

Nutritional Benefits of Pumpkin

  • Fiber – there are 7 gms of fiber in 1 cup of pumpkin and about 80 calories.
  • Beta Carotene – which is converted to Vit A by the body and is essential for eye health.
  • Better Immunity – large amount of vitamin A helps the body fight infections.
  • Lutein and Zeaxanthin – 2 antioxidants that are thought to prevent cataracts and slow development of macular degeneration
  • Vitamin C – Packed w/ nearly 20% of the recommended daily value of Vit C – which helps you recover from colds