Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cinnamon Seed Protein Bars

As most of you know, I have been dieting since February. My low carb lifestyle can be daunting and boring even when I am extremely fortified. As boredom sets in, I seek out new foods and this is where a diet in the past has always caused me to run into trouble. I think I've devised some save tactics and this is one of them.

I really like foods on the go because I, myself, am always on the go. For instance, it is 11:30 AM right now and we have already been to a tire store, a garage door store and Home Depot. I drank a protein mocha for breakfast and now I'm off to Marshall's and Ross in preparation for our trip to Turkey. I know I'll get hungry but I'll want a snack not a full on meal. For busy run around days like today, I like a protein bar. The problem is that I have yet to find a protein bar that is both low in carbs/sugar and calories and high in protein.

My usual is a Kind + Protein bar. Very tasty but clocks in at 210 calories and 15 grams of fat. I keep them handy though because they are also only 11 grams of carbs and have a good punch of protein at 10 grams. I thought I might be able to do a little better without sacrificing taste so I invented the Cinnamon Seed Protein Bar.

Despite the fact that this is not a food blog, I have yet another recipe to share with you.





Cinnamon Seed Protein Bars



Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 Cup currants
  • 1 Cup Protein powder of your choice (I use Bob's Red Mill Whey Protein Concentrate)
  • 1/2 Cup puffed Quinoa
  • 2 Tbs Pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 Cup sunflower seeds
  • 3 Tbs flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg white 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Prepare an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray
  3. Mix all ingredients together except cinnamon and poppy seeds.
  4. Pour batter into baking dish and smooth flat.
  5. Sprinkle top with cinnamon and poppy seeds.
  6. Bake 10-15 minutes.
  7. Let cool and cut into 10 bars.
  8. Enjoy!
Notes
10 Servings
150 Calories, 5 gms fat, 15 gms carbohydrate, 11 gms protein

2 comments:

  1. Have you tried roasted curry cauliflower? It's turning into our fav snack around here.

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    1. No. Is the recipe on AGAHF? Happy 4th, love!

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