When gorp just won’t cut it.
By Lindsey Slack | April 24, 2013
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Would be interested in the calorie and nutrition counts.
Looks fabulous! Can you supply at least the calorie count per serving? Would love to have other nutritional analysis for this. I will definitely make this.
These look great but do you have the nutrient breakdown and calorie count on these bars? Thanks!
Do these have to be refrigerated after the initial cooling (before cutting)? They would be a great snack to take camping.
I am going to try these for sure. Can you please provide nutrition info. per serving? Thank you!
This is of course totally unofficial, but I used the recipe feature on my “diet/fitness” app to do a quick calculation. I assumed “sunflower seeds” were really “sunflower meats” (looking at the pic on the article), so I chose the roasted and unsalted version for that ingredient. I am sure the sodium would be way higher with the salted version, but other than that the same. This is what I got as the stats per bar:
Serving Size 44 g
Calories from Fat 89
Total Fat 9.9g
Saturated Fat 3.3g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbohydrates 18.5g
Dietary Fiber 4.2g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
these energy bars sound great! whole foods, and a mixture of protein and whole fat to keep your energy levels steady & up for the whole workout!
I just made these and they are SUPER good! Instead of putting them in a 9 inch pan, I put some saran wrap in the bottom of a muffin pan, then pressed the bars into each muffin slot, then wrapped them up individually with the saran wrap. You should stop what you’re doing, and make these.
Anyone tried dumping whey into this to bump up the protein?
I would have to make them first, but they sound great. I have to get up sssoo early I don’t have time to
cook anything for breakfast. Besides ,I can’t eat that early in the morning, never could. Mom would pack me something for recess.
I make a breakfast cookie. The main ingredience is porridge oats. Other ing., dried cranberries, flaxseed, almonds, etc.,you get the picture.
I am not interested in calories, charts, scales,that’s old school.
I go back further than that. I go back to the bible, there are great dietary laws that if everyone followed them, there would be no diseases, no cancer, no weight problems, no depression.
That’s how my mother raised us(nine and I am 65) and that’s how I raised my kids.
sharonsr48 – I would like to have the recipe for your breakfast cookies please.
I also would like sharonsr48 breakfast ccookie recipe. I make one similar to this but have never used coconut oil. Will make some today!
I liked it after I substituted dried apricots for the dates and dried cherries for the cranberries and added a dab of stevia. I am getting ready to make a second batch, but add a little unsweetened coconut flakes for a chew factor. I may do a two stage in the processor so that after the fruit, coconut oil, stevia and chia is blended, I don’t procress the other seeds, nuts, and coconut as long.
Good taste results in the variation. It is cooling now. I may need to work on getting a more consistent chopping of the almonds, as some pieces were rather large.
I don’t like dates, but got figs growing in the yard, I might try those instead
Yum! Easy to make and delicious. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I have learned so much about cooking technique from Cook’s Illustrated but most recipes are not the type of food that I eat.
I have been looking at recipes on the web about making something like but it’s hard to trust unknown bloggers. I hope you post more recipes that focus on nutrition and are made from whole foods with no processed grains.
I’ll be sure to try these! I think I will add some chocolate
chips to mine since I am a chocolaholic…….
Thanks for the recipe!
My Quick math puts the calorie count at 201 per bar.
I take it then since there are no sweeteners and is super healthy…that this wouldn’t be the best recipe to send to someone who’s deployed (even though I’d vacuum seal them)?
And they are gluten free!!!
THis is a great page to help with calorie counts:
these sound great ! Chia seeds are very healthy, I would probably change around I know if ground flax seeds are added it can reduce cholesterol which I have a genetic history for; do want to manage this way rather than taking a pill, & surely less sugar than in the ones found @ the grocery store!
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