Energy bars, also known as granola bars, are sold in all grocery stores and are a great source of nutrition that will give you a little bit of an extra boost to get you going through long days. Whether you use them for a pre-workout snack, to aid in your weight-loss mission, or to just provide a dose of complete protein, these healthy energy bars will keep you full. Let’s make your own energy bars!
Cherry Hazelnut Energy Bars
These sweet and nutty energy bars are filled with flavors and ingredients such as hazelnuts, dried cherries, dates, oats, and cocoa powder and might just be your next go-to snack! These no-bake bars are so simple to make and all you need is your handy food processor. If you cannot find hazelnuts, almonds or cashews would also be a great substitute. You could add chocolate chips, but that would be unnecessary added sugar.
Coconut, Almond And Goji Berry Bars
These homemade chewy bars are filled with ingredients that are good for you and will give you an extra kick to get that long day of yours started! This recipe has some of my favorite ingredients in it: quinoa and goji berries. They’re filling enough to act as a meal replacement but should be treated as a snack food.
No-Bake PB & J Energy Bites
Peanut butter and jelly. What’s not to love? These easy-to-make energy bites will make you feel good while satisfying your inner childhood craving for a PB & J sandwich! They’re filled with healthy fats, protein, and fiber and make the perfect snack for kids, too. All you need is one bowl and about 15 minutes to make these healthy bites that will also store in the freezer for up to a month. To make them even healthier, add in some flaxseed.
No-Bake Raspberry Chia Breakfast Bars
The best part about this recipe is the raspberry chia jam. And yes, it’s homemade! It sounds difficult, but it’s not. You can find chia seeds in most grocery stores or on Amazon and there’s no doubt you’ll want to include these little nutrient-dense seeds into your diet. They’re great to sprinkle over oatmeal, yogurt, pudding and they can even be used as an egg replacement for baked goods.
Peanut Butter And Chocolate Energy Bars
These bars are super healthy however, they will taste like a real decadent treat because they’re naturally sweet and a take on the classic combination that everyone loves-chocolate and peanut butter. They also require only four ingredients and zero baking time. For a firmer texture, be sure to refrigerate these bars.
Blueberry Vanilla Greek Yogurt Granola Bars
These granola bars are a great snack to pack in the kid’s lunch bag or in your workout bag because they’re loaded with good ingredients. You’ll love all the flavors from the dried blueberries, chia seeds, rolled oats, coconut, and especially the Greek yogurt topping. The topping is a sweet touch that you can drizzle over the top of these bars or you can dip half of it in. If you can’t get enough of the topping, easily double the recipe and double-dip each bar!
Packed with protein and good fats, these homemade bars are the perfect healthy snacks you never thought you could whip up—until now. Take one of the recipes to practice at home. Healthy, easy, and importantly, it is yummy!!