I think I found the PERFECT healthy snack…homemade protein bars!

This is super easy, and it is absolutely perfect for either breakfast, pre-workout, post-workout recovery, or anytime snack.  It is a great combo of healthy complex carbs, high-quality protein, and “good fat”.  If you use the Smart Balance brand of all-natural peanut butter that has flax oil, then you get an added nutritional boost.  Here’s the recipe…

 2 cups dry old-fashioned oats

4 scoops of whey protein powder

1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter

approx 6 tbsp. of water

Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl (easiest to do by hand).  Dough should be fairly stiff and formed into bars on wax paper.  Either freeze for 30 minutes or chill in refrigerator until ready to eat. 

I tried this recipe today, and it really does taste great!  It made 6 bars for me, but I made them kind of big… you might be able to make 8 bars out of this recipe if you make them a little smaller.  You have no idea how excited I am about this, because this will solve the dilemma of what kind of snack you can eat on the go.  (I found this recipe in The Body Sculpting Bible For Women.)  This is so inexpensive and easy to carry around.  However, it should be refrigerated, so just remember that and plan accordingly. 


One Response to “I think I found the PERFECT healthy snack…homemade protein bars!”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: