Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Granola Bar Anybody : These are low carb
As I post this it's mid-week, so happy Wednesday to you all. Now, do you ever reach for that naughty shop bought snack bar ... you know at the back of your mind ... you really shouldn't but!!!
Well, how about making your own healthier version? Doesn't it make more sense to reach for "a healthier and lower-carb option to all the sugary bars out there. Make your own bars with nuts, seeds, healthy fats and truly dark chocolate." As one of the grand-children says 'Grandma it's yum and good for my tum' LOL !
If you'd like to give these home-made granola bars a try here is what you will need:
10 oz. mixed nuts and seeds
2 oz. unsweetened shredded (grated) coconut
2 oz. dark chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids
6 tablespoons coconut oil
4 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 pinch sea salt
3 oz. dark chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids, for garnish (optional)
Please see the cooking instructions at Diet Doctor site here
A healthy nut and seed mix could consist of equal parts of almonds/hazel nuts/macadamia nuts, pecan nuts/walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and flax seeds.
The tahini (sesame paste) can be substituted with almond or nut butter. But remember that peanut butter has a lot more carbohydrates than sesame paste.
You may also be interested in reading about Low Carb Breakfast Cereals have a look here
All the best Jan