Simply Healthy Family: Whole Grain Energy Bars

19.3.10

Whole Grain Energy Bars

I am so excited to share this recipe! The list of ingredients are super healthy and as a bonus they taste really really good! I found this recipe online. It is a version of health bars from Harvest Bread Company. They package and sell theirs for $2 each. You can make a big batch of these for the same price minus the preservatives! They freeze well (if you don't eat them all up first) and are a GREAT healthy breakfast on the go or mid afternoon pick-me-up snack! Great healthy snack for kids!


Here is a quick rundown of the nutrition facts.

Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puffs: 0 grams sugar, All whole grains in here plus sesame seeds.

Kashi Go Lean Crunch: Naturally sweetened multi grain cluster with Almond Flax. 9 g protein, 8 g fiber plus 500 mg Omega-3.

Wheat Germ: Yummy! A great source of Vitamin E & Folic Acid and dietary fiber. You can also sprinkle wheat germ on oatmeal, yogurt and add it to muffins and cookies.

Organic All Natural Peanut Butter: Kirkland and Laura Scudder's have great tasting, healthy pb. Both contain NO added sugar, NO preservatives and No partially hydrogenated vegetable oil like most other brands. Just Roasted Peanuts and a very small amount of salt.

Millet: A whole grain it is highly nutritious, non-glutinous and like buckwheat and quinoa, is not an acid forming food so is soothing and easy to digest. In fact, it is considered to be one of the least allergenic and most digestible grains available and it is a warming grain so will help to heat the body in cold or rainy seasons and climates. click here for more good info on millet.







Ingredients:
1/2 cup Honey
1/4 cup Puffed Millet ( or Go Lean Crunch)
1/2 cup Wheat Germ
1/2 cup Puffed Kashi
1 cup Oatmeal
1 cup Natural-Style Peanut Butter
1 cup Craisins or Raisins

Mix everything together in a food processor or by hand. Shape into small bars and refrigerate at least 1 hour. That's it! Super easy!
Enjoy!




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3 comments:

  1. Oooh. Do these need to stay chilled once they are formed? Or do you think they would hold up in lunchboxes?

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  2. They do stay formed. I would just put them in a snack bag. my kids LOVE them!

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  3. Oooh. Do these need to stay chilled once they are formed? Or do you think they would hold up in lunchboxes?

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