Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Meatless March Day #17: Minestrone & Energy Bars

Tonight for dinner we had a very favorite of ours Crockpot Minestrone.  The recipe is on Day #1.  I actually just pulled it out of the freezer and let it sit in warm water in the sink for a bit to thaw some and dumped it in the pot on Med/Low until it was hot all the way through!  Super easy! Super healthy! Super Yummy! :)

But here is one of my family's very favorite snacks that I took about 5-10 minutes out of my day to make!!

Kid's Energy Bars
Healthy Snack

2 cups natural peanut or almond butter (1 like to do a cup of each)
1 1/3 cup of honey (raw is best)
1 1/3 cut of protein powder or wheat germ or ground oats or chia seeds flax seed meal or any combination you like.  The idea is powdery and lots of fiber and protein.
4 cups of cereal - something flax, look for very crunchy high fiber-at least 4 g per serving
Sprinkle of semi-sweet chocolate chips (vegan)

1. Melt  peanut butter and honey in a pot over the stove.  Remove from heat and stir in powder and then cereal. 

2.  Line a 9x11 brownie pan with wax paper and spray with nonstick spray.  Pour the goopy mixture in the pan and spread evenly.

3.  Add a sprinkling of chocolate chips and press into the batter.  Refrigerate for a couple hours. Makes 48 bars!  Remove from pan, picking up by the wax paper. Cut with a pizza cutter after they firm up and wrap individually with plastic wrap for portion control.

They are very yummy and a great snack but not low calorie! So, show some restraint.  :)

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