Posts tagged ‘Protein Bars’

April 21, 2014

Date, Fig, Granola Energy Bars

by jem614

Have you ever made something and were so excited about it that you left off the main ingredient?  This site should be “follies of a veggie” because I do that quite often.  Thankfully, in this case, it wasn’t a bad result.

I saw someone post about this amazing nutrition bar recipe on their twitter feed a while back but because I am not a “paid” subscriber, I could not access the full site.  So, I took it upon myself to make up my own recipe and I have to say, though I left out one main ingredient, it still tasted delicious.

Handful of pitted dates
Handful of dried figs
1/4 cup flour (I used tapioca flour to make it GF)
Handful of Dried Apricots
1/4 cup oatmeal (*my missing ingredient)
small portion bag chopped walnuts
small portion bag chopped macadamia
small portion bag slivered almonds
Cinnamon (to taste)
Honey or agave
Chia seeds (sprinkle them in)
Flax seeds (sprinkled)
and lest we not forget chocolate: Raw cacao nibs

All this goes into a large pot and toasted (try toasting the nuts first and then adding in the rest).  These aren’t exact measurements because as you probably have already surmised, I make this up on the go.

I didn’t bake them but you should probably do so to set them better.  Lay them out flat on a cookie sheet after getting it out of the pot.  Mine was enough for a small cookie sheet.

Enjoy- I can’t wait to go home and have another one (just remember these are high calorie so small bars are ideal if you’re needing to watch #’s).

They turned out delicious and nutty.  You could add more oatmeal to make the nuts less dense and it would probably be just as delicious.

April 26, 2011

To the Moon for Luna

by jem614

Look what I got in the mail today!!  Luna Bars have been a vital part of my running routine for the last two years.  They provide the needed burst of energy when I’m wiped out after a long run (or before).  If I’m in Whole Foods, I make a beeline for the isle with Luna Bars.  I registered with them to learn about upcoming products and they have been faithful about sending me info and samples so I just wanted to to send a shout-out to them and say thank you for caring for your consumers! 🙂

Luna bars nutritional info can be found here, they are “Entirely Natural and Gluten Free”! Luna is also involved with humanitarian causes as well as promoting the health of women through exercise.  They are a fantastic company.  They get 4 Carrots!

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