Monday, July 16, 2012

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Bars

This recipe has been adapted from the Dashing Dish. I love to visit Katie there. She is so inspirational and when in doubt I consult her beautiful site which offers guidance from her, exercise methods and routines and health conscious recipes that include Weight Watchers points. Although I do not personally know her, she is my friend.

As most of you know, I have been weight watching since February and have been successful in losing a substantial amount of weight. The trick is keeping it off which takes fastidious constancy, commitment and consistency - the 3 C's! When I feel weak, I say a wee prayer and seek the help of this sweet girl. Sometimes I look for specifics and sometimes I just seek her good spirit.

Anyway, as I said, I've adapted her recipe, not because it wasn't perfect before, it was. It just so happens though that I wanted a bit more protein per serving than her original recipe provided. It's still her recipe, just a bit tweaked.

Katie recommends freezing these for longevity and pulling them out of the freezer whenever you need a snack on the go which is great because they are jam packed with protein. The protein will stave off your hunger until you sit down to a proper meal.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Bars

  • 1 1/2 Cups Protein Powder (I use Bob's Red Mill Whey Protein Concentrate)
  • 1/2 Cup PB2 (Peanut Flour - you can get this at most natural food stores)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbs unsweetened apple butter (less carbs than apple sauce - weird)
  • 1/2 Cup skim milk
  • 3 egg whites
  • 4-5 packets of artificial sweetener of your choice
  • 3 Tbs strawberry jam (Katie called for no sugar added - I only had regular in the fridge)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray 8x8 baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Mix all ingredients together except strawberry jam.
  4. Pour batter into pan.
  5. Mix Jam with a tiny bit of water and drizzle on top of batter.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts:
9 Servings
Calories per serving 116, Fat 1.4 Grams, Carbs 12.6, Protein 15 Grams

1 comment :

  1. I am going to try this recipe today after my mid term. Looks so good!