Recipe for Energy Bites - Gluten and Dairy Free

Chattanooga, TN · April 24, 2013 1:30 PM - May 24, 2013 1:30 PM

We will be featuring a recipe each month in honor of our patients with food allergies.  This recipe was submitted by new patient Merrell McGinness.  

I discovered these little nuggets of happiness a few weeks ago, and my day just doesn’t start out right if I don’t have some waiting for me in the fridge. Eating gluten free and dairy free in the morning is tough when you don’t particularly like eggs and don’t have the time to fool with them even if you did. 

The beauty of these bites is there is absolutely zero preparation involved and they contain enough calories to keep you full. (Did I mention they have coconut AND chocolate chips?) 

I usually eat two (okay, three) along with a piece of fruit or smoothie and I’m good until noon. The original recipe called for peanut butter but you can substitute any nut butter you like. I use Sunbutter and you can hardly taste the difference.  

WARNING: Preparation and consumption of these energy bites can be highly addictive given their elevated levels of deliciousness. See above note about chocolate.

Without further ado, here is the recipe for a delicious, on-the-go breakfast. 

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Peanut-Free

Inspired by a recipe from Gimme Some Oven


  • 1 cup (dry) old-fashioned oatmeal (Be sure to use gluten-free variety)
  • 2/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup sunbutter (sunflower nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed 
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand doesn’t contain top 8 allergens)
  • 1/3 cup honey 
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls (approximately one-inch diameter). Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Makes about 20-25 balls.

Dr. Marc Cromie - the next American Idol?

Chattanooga, TN · April 11, 2013 11:53 AM - April 30, 2013 11:53 AM

Watch out Kelly Clarkson!  Dr. Marc Cromie may be the next American Idol.  Although Hollywood tried to lure him away, Dr. Cromie has decided to stay with the day job he loves which is great news for our patients!  Thank you to FOX61 for providing American Idol fun to our patients this morning.

Dr. Marc Cromie Talks About Spring Allergies on This N That

Chattanooga, TN · April 05, 2013 9:23 AM - May 31, 2013 9:23 AM

Dr. Cromie was a guest on WTVC NewsChannel 9's This N That talking with Don Welch about Spring allergies. Pollen counts are low right now, schedule an appointment soon so you are ready when the counts spike! We would love to hear from you, 899-0431.

Dr. Todd Levin Featured during National Doctor's Day

Chattanooga, TN · April 01, 2013 2:28 PM - May 01, 2013 2:28 PM

Congratulations to Chattanooga Allergy Clinic's Dr. Todd Levin for being nominated as a top physician living and working in the Tennessee Valley!  The Chattanooga & Hamilton County Medical Society, Project Access and WDEF TV Channel 12 featured outstanding physician, Dr. Todd Levin, in the video clip below.  Dr. Levin's patients nominated him for National Doctor's Day 2013.  In the video clip, he was called an amazing physician and a priceless blessing.  Another patient said he took what would have been an extremely stressful event in the life of their 5 year old and made it very pleasant.  Congratulations Dr. Levin!

Chattanooga Chamber Small Business of the Year Awards Finalist

Chattanooga, TN · March 13, 2013 5:45 PM - April 17, 2013 5:45 PM

Our handsome doctors were honored today at the Chattanooga Chamber Small Business of the Year Awards at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  CAC was honored to be named a finalist in the 51-200 employee category.