When it comes to snack foods like granola bars, muffins, granola, and energy bites, we make it a priority to prepare ours at home rather than purchasing them at the grocery store.
One of the biggest reasons is added sugar. Some granola bars can have over 10g of sugar per bar – that’s more than 2 tsp of added sugar from the recommended 6-10 tsp per day!
In addition to that, all processed foods need to have some preservatives (sodium included) added to keep them shelf-stable, making the ingredient list long and often a mystery to most of us.
We much prefer making our snacks at home because the ingredients are real, we know what they are and we can control the sweetness, salt and anything else that’s needed!
These bars are a great start if you’re just getting into homemade snacks. They come together in one bowl and under 15 minutes, and pack a high protein and fibre punch with only 7g of sugar per bar! They work for an on-the-go breakfast or afternoon pick me up, and can be frozen up to 3 months!
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