American Heart Association Healthy for Life Facilitator and Registered Dietician Nutritionist Wendy Wesley joins Gayle Guyardo the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show Bloom to share a recipe for Oatmeal Fiber Bombs and countdown to the Heart Walk event coming up on Saturday, November 5th at Raymond James Stadium. For more info visit WFLA.com/heartwalk.

Bloom airs in 40 markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.

You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at 2pm on WFLA News Channel 8.

OATMEAL FIBER BOMBS RECIPE

Here’s a snack that is easy to make (4 ingredients) and will keep you full and give you sustained energy for hours. The extra “add-in” is your choice. Pick raisins, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. These high-protein and high-fiber snacks are made in minutes and can be kept refrigerated for up to one week. They travel well in your purse or bag, too.

1/3 cup honey

1 and 1/4 cup oats

1/2 cup nut butter (peanut, cashew or almond)

1 cup combined add-ins (dried fruit like raisins; chopped nuts like peanuts, walnuts, almonds or pecans; seeds like chia, sunflower or green pumpkin)
Add honey, oats, nut butter and mix well. Add in your “add-ins” and mix again. With a teaspoon gather 1 rounded spoonful and shape into 1-inch balls. If the mixture won’t hold together add some water. If the mixture is too sticky add more oats. Place into an airtight container and refrigerate for 1 hour. They will keep in the refrigerator for 1 week