While it’s easy to just say, “I’m going to eat healthier” and throw more veggies in my diet, it’s a lot more challenging to actually bake good stuff. The most recent recipe I tried (as in 9pm last night) was these Oatmeal Peanut Butter Protein Bars.
Now, as a lover of smooth chocolate, and lovely rich food, these are not your regular oatmeal bars, I can taste the protein but they are actually really good! The only protein bar I really eat is Cliff bars, so this is a cheaper option, and I’m able to control all of my ingredients.
Yesterday I was listening to the radio and the DJ was talking about what’s really in hot dogs. Pig and chicken carcasses. And then she said, “I’m sorry to all those people that I just ruined eating hot dogs for” and I responded, “you’re saving lives! Who in their right mind would want to eat that crap!” Then I realized I’m alone and she can’t hear me. How embarrassing.
I can’t stress enough how important healthy food is, and I’m very adamant about knowing whats IN my food (yes, I’m that girl in the grocery store that reads every label. One time I guy walked by and said, “that’s not going to make you fat… just eat it”. *shut up*) hah.
Anyways! Try them- they are really great
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Protein Bars
- 2 cups Uncooked Old Fashioned/Quick Oats
- 1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter
- 3 Scoops Protein Powder (I used Whey Vanilla)
- 4 tbls Milled Flax Seed
- 1/2 cup water
I warmed up my PB in the microwave for a few seconds to get it loose but other than that just combine everything in a bowl and mix well.
Then press it into a baking pan or other square dish and put in the fridge or freezer for about a half hour. You can put a little water on your fingers before pressing so it doesn’t stick to you. Take the pan out of the freezer, cut the mixture into 8 or more bars, and wrap each individually or put in snack bags. Done!
I’m leaving mine in the freezer since they were still a little sticky but the fridge is fine as well.
Next time I may add some dried fruit or chocolate chips to change it up some.
This recipe makes about 6-8 bars
192 Cal | 16g Carbs| 8g Fat| 15g Protein| 3g Fiber