Powerful Protein Snacks

Snacking is something that most everyone does.  Sometimes we do it for the wrong reason like when we are stressed or bored.  Sometimes we do it when we are too busy to actually make a meal and so we just grab something quick and snack on it rather than taking the time to sit and relax.

Snacking doesn’t have to be a bad thing if you can snack on good foods.  Grabbing some fresh fruits or vegetables to curb the appetite is great but when you need something more try these little protein bars.  They are packed with protein and are good for you and tasty too.  Keep them on hand for when the muchie monster hits and don’t be tempted to grab the chips, crackers, and cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup agave
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 or 2 tbsp gojiberries
  • 2 or 3 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup buckwheat flakes

Directions:

  • heat almond butter and agave…but don’t cook
  • mix in all ingredients
  • spread into dish and refrigerate until firm
  • cut into squares

I have found that one of the biggest reasons why people don’t try new things is because they get scared off by the ingredients.  They don’t know where to buy them, have never heard of them, or don’t know what they will taste like.  All of the ingredients above can be purchased at a health food store, most of them right in your grocery store you just have to ask or really look around.  But don’t be scared off if you don’t like one of the ingredients or can’t find one…just substitiute something else.  Here is a picture of some of the bars that I made with most of the above ingredients but with some tweaking.

 

They have:

  • almond butter
  • agave
  • flax seeds
  • ground flax
  • chia seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • cocoa powder
  • shredded coconut
  • raisins

Feel free to use different nut butters, a variety of dried fruits, and different nuts.  It’s fun to experiment!

-Kristen

Choosing healthy living over dying :)

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