My Favorite Snack Bar-Grab the Gold

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I am always searching for a great-tasting and nutrient-rich protein bar that is not too high in fat and calories. This is just in case I am in too much of a hurry to eat and need something on the run. One of my favorites is the “Grab The Gold Snack Bars”. Made with peanut butter, oats, chocolate, whole grains and crunchy soy nuggets, they taste fresh and are high in fiber, protein and potassium. With 195 calories, 11 grams of protein and 5 grams of fat, I think they’re hard to beat. And if you’re counting your Weight Watcher’s points, they only have 4 points. There’s only one catch: they can be tricky to find, but you can check their website to see where they carry them in your area or purchase them online at http://www.grabthegold.net. My friend, and dietician consultant Sandra Koulourides, of Fuel Plus Fitness recommends these to all of her clients. Trust me, she knows what she’s talking about. Look for our joint cookbook coming in the near future.

Easy and Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

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One of my very favorite things in the world is granola. These Easy and Healthy Homemade Granola Bars are one of my favorite homemade snack recipe favorites. These are a more than a wow! I love making these for my kids. Not only are they very easy and fast, but they taste superior in quality than all of the packaged bars out there on the shelves. I am saving money preparing these homemade and feel good to serve my kids something with no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Try them soon and let me know what you think!