Saturday, January 28, 2012

No-Bake Protein Bars

These are tasty protein bars! I found this recipe on the Oxygen website. I made some on Thursday and they were super easy. Next time I think I will add the honey. I'd also like to try it with chocolate protein  and almond butter. I cut mine into 8 pieces instead of 6. I also had to add a little extra water to mine because it was too dry. Oh and I didn't have parchment paper so I just lightly greased the pan with coconut oil.

This recipe for homemade protein bars ensures that you get all the benefits of whey protein. Best of all, it is freakishly simple to make! It takes just ten minutes to slap all the ingredients together and your freezer does the rest.

No-Bake Protein Bars
Ready in 40 minutes • Makes 6 servings
  • 2 cups quick cook oats
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 4 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. Line a loaf dish with parchment paper.
  2. Using clean hands, kneed all ingredients in a large prep bowl.
  3. Spread dough into dish or pan, pressing down to flatten. Use a spatula smooth out the surface. Freeze for 30 minutes. Cut into six large bars. Serve and refrigerate the rest.

Optional ingredients:
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder (add it in the mix)
  • dried fruit
  • raw maple syrup or honey (drizzle on top of pressed dough you put it in the freezer)

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 310, Total Fats: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 30 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 28 g, Dietary Fiber: 5 g, Sugars: 5 g, Protein: 22 g, Iron: 2

Helen Vong - Nutrition Editor

Here is a quick and yummy lunch that Paige and I like to make~

Tuna in Bell Peppers   

I just use one 2.6 oz. pack of tuna and mix in about a teaspoon of real mayo ( not Miracle Whip because it has too many yucky ingredients) and sprinkle in some dill and pepper. It's also delicious with a pkg of salmon instead of the tuna. I love sliced cucumbers on the side! So there is a simple meal that I make often.

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I am going to try making these this week. Thank you for sharing :o)


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