Friday Fiber Recipe: Fit For You Bars

Choose ingredient options, one from each of the seven categories below, to custom make a nutrition bar that suits your taste.

Mix all ingredients together using an electric mixer or food processor.

Press evenly into an 8 or 9-inch pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.  Refrigerate to firm bars.  Makes 16.

*For added nutritional bonus, add 2 scoops of Pinnaclife Prebiotic Fiber to step #5.

1. Grain (2 cups)

  • Old fashioned oats
  • Quick oats
  • Crisp brown rice cereal
  • Granola

2. Sweetener (3/4 cup)

  • Honey
  • Agave nectar
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Pure maple syrup

3. Nut butter (1 cup)

  • Natural peanut butter
  • Almond butter
  • Cashew butter
  • Sunflower nut butter

4. Seeds or Wheat product (1 cup of any or ¼ cup chia seeds)

  • Ground flaxseed
  • Whole sesame seeds
  • Unprocessed wheat bran
  • Wheat germ
  • Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • Chia seeds

5. Powdered Protein (1 cup)

  • Vanilla whey protein powder
  • Nonfat dry milk powder

6. Nuts or chips (1 cup)

  • Chopped walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Sunflower nuts
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Carob chips

7. Dried Fruits (1 cup)

  • Raisins
  • Dried cherries
  • Dried cranberries
  • Dried goji berries
  • Chopped dried apricots
  • Chopped dates
  • Chopped prunes
  • Chopped figs

Recipe provided by: Anne Hytrek Hy-Vee Des Moines #1 and #2

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