Wednesday, March 01, 2017

REAL bars: my own healthy snack bars

parlor girl protein snack bars
After searching for ways to make healthy bars at home, here is my own creation of healthy, yummy, protein/snack bars. They make me hungry just looking at them :)


ingredients:
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 12 dates (remove pits)
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1Tablespoon dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional-I do not always use this)


directions:
  • place pecans, walnuts, dates and cranberries in food processor and pulse until pretty fine
  • while on low, add in vanilla, cinnamon and sea salt until mixed in 
  • line a square glass dish 9x9 with parchment and press into the bottom to fill out entire dish
  • top with dark chips (optional)
  • place in freezer then after an hour or so cut in half one way and then cut 2 lines the other making 6 bars total & transfer to a large zip lock where I just store mine in the freezer
I was hooked on eating Quest bars until they started upsetting my tummy. Then I was told about RX bars and fell in love. Not only did they taste good, I knew they were healthy for my body and never upset my sensitive tummy. That started me thinking on how could I make my own bars? I started looking into recipes and such that did not require baking and this is what I came up with.

*Now, these work for me, my tummy and my macros. We are all different and our bodies all require different things so keep that in mind!

I hope you guys enjoy them and let me know what you think.

calories: I added up all the calories of each ingredient and then divided by 6...
without protein powder: 310 cal / 21.5 fat / 31.3 carb / 4 protein
with protein powder: 333 cal / 22 fat / 32 carb / 9 protein (personally I would rather drink my 30 total grams of protein while I eat a bar ;) I love me some protein. Only vanilla lol

parlor girl no bake bars

Thanks for reading... xxB

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