Incredibly Easy Energy Bars

Nutrition

Looking for a good way to get your protein in after the gym or need some carbs to push you through before? These Energy Bars are lactose-free, gluten-free and come packed with 37 grams of carbs, 16 grams of fat and 9.6 grams of protein.

Make them on a Sunday before a big week to stay fully energized without getting a big sugar high and crash like a typical protein bar. Plus, no artificial sweeteners!

 

Recipe for Energy Bars

1 cup peanut/almond butter                           1/2 cup coconut flakes

1 cup honey                                                    1 cup flaxseed

2 cups instant rolled oats                                1 cup blueberries

1/3 cup chocolate protein

 

Directions: Heat peanut or almond butter and honey in saucepan over medium heat. Mix in the remaining ingredients and freeze for one hour. Enjoy!

 

Full nutritional facts:

308 calories

16 g fat

9.6 g protein

37 g carbs

5 g fiber

23 g sugar

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a better way to diet

Nutrition

With the new six-week Commit To Be Fit program starting up again this week, I wanted to take this opportunity to discuss macros, calorie counting and how to diet without starving yourself or giving up three days in.

Let me preface this post by saying this: I love carbs. Pasta, pizza, fruit, potatoes, rice, fibrous veggies, muffins and baked goods of all creeds– they’ve been my undoing during every attempted paleo or low-carb diet plan. It wasn’t until I recently heard of the concept of macros- of fitting in a certain percentage of nutrients into your diet that I realized I could have my cake, and eat it too.