Healthy Eats

Let’s talk about protein bars

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You don’t have to be pump iron every day to eat protein bars. And they are not just reserved for dudes either. Protein is part of a healthy and balanced diet and protein bars are a great way to intake high quality protein in a small amount of time. 

Eating healthy is a challenge when you are faced with always being on the go. But protein bars satisfy hunger longer than a typical snack from the vending machine. They hey have high quality protein, energy boosting carbohydrates, and healthy fats. 

You can obviously buy them, but a cheaper way to consume protein bars is to make your own! I found a food account on Instagram with healthy, easy, and instructional videos (@videomeals). I decided to make a simple chocolate and peanut butter bar:

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In a bowl mix:

 3 cups oatmeal, 

1/2 cup peanut butter, 

1 cup almond milk, 

4 scoops protein powder (I used chocolate flavored whey protein)

Spread mixture on a wax paper lined cookie sheet or pan. Melt about 4 oz. of dark chocolate and spread over the mix. Place in fridge for at least 1-2hours. Cut into about 10 pieces.

These will seriously fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied! Bring them to work or on a hike. Also, did I mention it only takes about 10 minutes to whip up this mixture? How easy is that? Enjoy!

 

Lauren R.