GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Almost every parent has either experienced it or seen it (many times) at the grocery store. It's the dreaded “grocery store gimmies.”

Mom or dad is frantically running through the aisles with children clinging to the cart and screaming for things as the parent tries to complete the shopping list.

CobornsDelivers' Emily Parent, a registered dietitian, stopped by the KARE 11 News at 4 studio to give viewers great ideas for healthy snacks for the kids to show off things you can buy from She also took time to demonstrate a fun, easy recipe that tastes great and is packed full of great energy.

Parent is a free resource for personal consultations with shoppers and has a ton of great advice, plus she maintains a useful Web resource that puts healthy-eating products and concepts all in one place.

And of course, ordering fruits and vegetables online and skipping the “grocery store gimmies” has never been more risk-free than with CobornsDelivers, where every single piece of produce — down to every berry in the package — is inspected for impeccable freshness before it’s packed.

Energy Bites Recipe
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)