Healthy Snack Options

Saran's Protein Bars

This recipe only takes 5 minutes to prepare and it serves 4.  You can also double all of the ingredients to make more.

4 scoops of whey protein
2/3 cup flax meal
4 tablespoons chunky natural peanut butter
1/4 cup water
a dash or raw sugar to taste

Mix everything together in a large bowl and start stirring.  It may seem like it's not enough water, but continue stirring, it will eventually become a big, sticky chunk of dough.

If you have to, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time.  Divide the mixture in four equal portions, and put them into separate pieces of plastic wrap, shaping into a bar within the wrap.

Put the bars into the refrigerator, or store them in the freezer.  You can eat them chilled, or even frozen-- or you can eat them right out of the bowl instantly- but before you do that, divide the portions evenly!  Each bar contains roughly 280 calories, 30 g of protein, 6 g of fiber and 2 g of sugar.  It also packs a good dose of healthy fats from the flax seed mix!  You can't go wrong with these bars!  But like any supplement, nothing should replace whole food. 

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