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We love whole grains! We have found that we prefer their flavor. They are also far healthier than the refined foods which characterize the typical modern diet.
Switching to whole grains helps maintain a low glycemic diet. That means you will have more sustainable energy levels throughout the day, and probably fewer problems with weight control.
We created this website with one goal: to build an online community of like-minded people who either share our enthusiasm about whole grains or just want to learn more about them.
|Multigrain Energy Bars|
|Written by Whole Grain Gourmet|
|Friday, 22 February 2008 00:00|
Finding convenience foods that taste good and are genuinely nutritious is a real challenge. Many so called health bars are made with corn syrup and some even contain trans fat. Then you have those that taste unnaturally odd, or have a chalky texture. There just aren't many options available that are minimally processed, low in sugar, rich in nutrients, and taste good.
Of the widely available energy bar products, I am partial to the Clif bar. It is made from natural, mostly organic, ingredients. It is a good product, that I purchase regularly. It's not well suited for children however. The manufacturer cautions that a whole bar should not be consumed by children under 13 because of vitamin enrichment.
This reminds us that ultimately the best food choices will always be those that are closest to their original forms in nature. That is what led me to create my own homemade energy bar. I wanted something that was nutrient rich, low in sugar, and easy to make. I also wanted it to taste great.
This recipe fits the bill. It's made with natural ingredients, sweetened only with honey and the naturally occurring sugar in the fruit, and is packed with whole grains. It is an excellent source of sustainable energy. The flavor is a smooth balance of peanuts, almonds, mildly tart fruit, and toasted oats. It isn't overly sweet, but is sweet enough for a child to enjoy.
Mix up a batch and take some with you on your next hike or to the office as a snack. Cut them into bite sized pieces and serve them to your children as a cookie. However you choose to enjoy them, I'm confident that you will.
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