Friday, May 10, 2013

Fuel to Go Protein Bars

Track and field season is my favourite sport!! Athletes have brutal training programs all working towards, in some cases, a race that lasts just seconds. Over the years I've had the pleasure of watching athletes run, jump and throw;  from elementary school children to Olympians.
My son has been competing in the sport for many years now and I am always trying to come up with healthy snacks and meals. Since he is allergic to all nuts except peanuts, I have had to get a little creative with ingredients. In my search I discovered Hemp and Chia seeds. These are nutrient packed little seeds  that also add some much needed protein for athletes. This recipe can be easily adapted to add some of your own favourite ingredients.


Fuel to Go Protein Bars
recipe by Laureen King from ArtandtheKitchen
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (either smooth or crunchy)
  • 1/4 cup  of corn syrup (agave will also work, but doesn't firm up as well)
  • 1/4  honey 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 4 tsp butter
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup mix of raisins, dried blueberries, cranberries, apricots, sour cherries (any dried fruit to make total of about 1 cup).
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds & hemp seeds.

Directions:

  1. Mix together peanut butter, corn syrup, honey and brown sugar and butter in saucepan.
  2. Heat over low heat  until all is melted, stirring constantly.
  3. Don’t boil or it will get too hard.
  4. In large bowl mix together all remaining ingredients.
  5. Add syrup mixture into bowl and blend until well combined.
  6. Press firmly into 8x8 greased pan.
  7. Refrigerate until set.




9 comments:

  1. Gotta tweet this. It sounds fantastic! Your tweet button isn't working correctly - I think. I had to copy and paste all you info because the link tweeted the title but the link and share was to @sharethis

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    1. Thanks for sharing Ginny, I will try to figure out what is happening with the tweet thing :) Hope everyone checks out your blog for some more great recipes. http://veganinthefreezer.com

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    2. Thanks for the HTTP share Laureen and I need to find out why my face isn't showing in this gravatar. There is a lot to keep up with. :)

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  2. Is the 1/4 cup total seeds or 1/4 cup each of the 4 seeds ie. 1 cup of mixed seeds ?

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  3. Mattzilla I use 1/4 cup of each. Or use a total of 1 cup of various seeds, flaxseed also works well

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  4. Does this have to stay refrigerated after its made?

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    1. This does not have to be refrigerated, although I usually cut mine into individual pieces and wrap in plastic wrap, keep in the refrigerator for a quick snack to grab.

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  5. Do you know how many grams of protein each serving has?

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    1. I'm sorry I don't have serving protein count for this recipe.

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