The energy bars do look great--maybe I can get a batch made this weekend. GladGad--thanks for the review. I'll try adding some sunflower seeds.
I try to ride my bike home 2 days a week--it's 30 miles, so it's a long commute. If I can get DH out the door earlier in the morning he could drop me off about 10 miles from the office and I could cycle to work, too. Gotta work on him.
"It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides." George Sand ______ Janice Eastern Standard Time https://www.fitbit.com/user/2H3PX3
I made the energy bars last night, and used light agave as the sweetener. They are delicious, but very sweet. I didn't add any nuts, but I think sunflower seeds would go great. I put the following fillers in mine: Oats, Kellogs Crunchy Nut (flakes, not the oat version), mixed dried berries (cherries, cranberries, blueberries), and mini chocolate chips. I think I should have let the goo cool a bit more before pouring because it melted the chips, although now I have a chocolate version, which isn't bad.
Lessons Learned: 1. Look for alternatives to "glue" that aren't quite so sweet 2. I think Rice Krispies would have been a really good cereal to use with this 3. Let the glue cool
Overall these are VERY easy to make and takes maybe 15-20 minutes from start to finish.
Thanks, Don. This recipe is a keeper!
"God gave you your body as a gift, so you should take care of it." - My Mom
Haven't tried 'em but yes, they do look good! On the one hand I'm all about home-cooked foods as opposed to mass-manufactured, however I rarely take time to cook things up. Just slice & dice my freggies and go...! :-)
Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams
Tell Me What Is It You Plan To Do With Your One Wild & Precious Life? ---Mary Oliver
Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer
"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda
"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.