May 2019 Nutrition Tip & Recipe of the Month

Combine foods to control hunger better!  You will feel full for a longer period of time and more satisfied when you combine foods such as a carbohydrate and protein.  Try to aim for at least 2 food groups for a satisfying snack.  Instead of just having a piece of fruit for a snack, add some type of nut butter, nuts, cheese cubes or yogurt.

Recipe of the Month

Homemade Granola Bars

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats

1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 cup sliced almonds

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

1/2 cup raisins

1/4 cup almond butter

2 tablespoons chia seeds

1 tablespoon organic virgin coconut oil,
melted

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Pinch of ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease an 8 × 8-inch baking pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, almond flour, almonds, maple syrup, raisins, almond butter, chia seeds, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly golden on the edges. Let cool completely in the pan.
  3. Cut into 8 rectangles. They will keep for about 1 week if wrapped well and stored in a cool place.

 

Source: https://simplegreensmoothies.com/recipes/green-snacks/homemade-granola-bars

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