All of us are on the go and the need for healthy snack options to keep your body fueled right throughout the day is key.  I am often looking for bite-sized snacks to make that my kids will love too and stumbled across some vegetarian Mollie Katzen inspiration recently.  I bring you a tofu-nut bite sized snack that can easily be transformed into a meal.

Healthy Bite Sized Snacks

Healthy bite-sized snacks & Vegetarian friendly, too!

This recipe will make 24-32 little balls depending on how small you make them giving you options for the week ahead and a little leeway for your meal planning.   Make on the weekend to have an easy & healthy snack to reach for.  Or, use some for a more substantial meal such as  pasta & sauce or even simply with steamed vegetables and a nice miso sauce. These fuel bites are a simple and versatile solution to have on hand and kids love them!    

Make a batch on Sunday for the week ahead!

Make a batch on Sunday for the week ahead!


  • ½ cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ pound firm tofu, mashed
  • ½ cup almonds and or walnuts, finely chopped
  • ½ cup fine bread crumbs (and or mixed with panko bread crumbs)
  • salt to taste



  1. Cook the rice according to package directions while letting cook a little longer to ensure the rice is very soft and maybe even mushy.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place a sheet of parchment paper on top of a baking sheet.
  3. Place the soy sauce, honey and half the mashed tofu in a very strong blender, or food processor, and add about ¾ of the cooked rice.  Blend ingredients into a thick paste.
  4. Place the remaining tofu in a medium-sized bowl.  Add the blended mixture, along with the nuts, bread crumbs, and remaining rice and mix.  Add salt to taste.
  5. Using your hands, form the batter into about 1-inch size balls and line on your parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes and serve warm. Feel free to dip bites in a little honey or yogurt & ENJOY!


Makes 24-32 fuel bites

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Author:  Jennifer Kuhar