Homemade and Healthy Granola Bars for Better On-the-Go Snacking
Healthy Granola Bars
If you're like most on-the-go women, there's a good chance granola bars seriously simplify your life. (Hellooo, easy breakfast.) Thing is, store-bought bars that look healthy are often loaded with high-fructose corn syrup and lacking in nutrients. Avoid the excess sugar and empty calories with these homemade, healthy granola bars where you control the ingredients. On the run? Wrap the individual bars with parchment paper and tie them with string for easy portability.
Double Chocolate Peanut Butter
There's twice the chocolaty goodness in this gluten-free, vegan recipe thanks to cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips. Tip: Use quick-cook oats to bind wet ingredients. Whole-rolled oats won't hold the bars together.
Kamut Dark Chocolate
The whole grain kamut is a rich source of protein (6 grams per half cup), B vitamins, and the antioxidant selenium. Plus, these healthy granola bars contain fiber-packed prunes and flavanoid-filled dark chocolate.
Quinoa, Cherry, and Pistachio
Nuts and Oats
The pine nuts in these healthy granola bars are loaded with antioxidants. Plus, they contain lutein, a vitamin that can reduce the risk of certain eye diseases, and pinolenic acid, which is known for suppressing appetite.
Blueberry Breakfast Bars
At 8.1 grams of protein per serving, these blueberry bliss bars are the perfect way to start your morning and keep you full until lunch. Plus they're raw, vegan, gluten-free, and free of refined sugar.
Raw Superfood and Seed
A tasty trio of sweet dates, tart apples, and pecans round out these healthy granola bars. For a gluten-free option, simply swap in gluten-free rolled oats.